California-based progressive deathcore band Entheos released the first teaser track from their upcoming album, Dark Future. The band also confirmed a November 10th release date for the record. Entheos previously announced their signing to the Finnish Spinefarm Records label. The song, entitled “The World Without Us”, has a medium tempo, and it showcases the virtuoso quartet’s many strengths. You can listen to it below:
While not as brutal or as busy as most of what could be heard on Entheos’s 2016 The Infinite Nothing, “The World Without Us” adds more texture and melody to their sound. The band’s rhythm section (consisting of ex-Animals As Leaders drummer Navene Koperweis and ex-The Faceless bassist Evan Brewer) do much for the song, their parts being as much a part of the riffs as Travis LeVrier’s (ex-Scale The Summit) guitar work. The effect is less percussive than The Infinite Nothing. That Entheos chose “The World Without Us” to be the first to represent Dark Future suggests the new album will be more pensive than their debut full-length. Vocalist Chaney Crabb confirmed in recent interviews that Dark Future will have no clean singing. However “chill” their current approach might be, this will still be a heavy record.
This gives us something to look forward to for the end of the year. With one of the scene’s true supergroups promising such a strong release, all we can do is wait for the Dark Future that November 10th will bring. Bad puns notwithstanding, Entheos are on the same record label as Toothgrinder, who have recently indicated an imminent new release as well. Could a tour be not far behind? One can only cross one’s fingers, and hope.
“The World Without Us” can be streamed on iTunes and Spotify. Digital pre-orders of Dark Future are also available. Entheos stated physical pre-orders will be available shortly. They also have have a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Their older material can be found on Bandcamp.