Philadelphia’s own Horrendous, the best classic death metal revival band going right now, have announced that they have signed to Season of Mist and plan to release an album through that label next year! Other details were scarce for now, aside from a spiffy new band photo that you probably saw before clicking to read this article. The band collectively commented on the news:
‘The time has finally arrived to announce our newest creation to the world. It was a painful birth, brimming with the paranoia and malaise of our times, and has since matured into a sprawling colossus that consumed us as we constructed it. It is our monument to uncertainty, to the mad perseverance of the soul and its tired labors, and the redemptive cycle of failure and resiliency–another stone rolled to the peak, demanding all of our abilities, and we can’t wait to watch it fall.‘
Poetic, really. Their last album, 2015’s Anareta, was one of the best albums I heard all year, and one of my favorite death metal releases in this entire decade, so to say that I am looking forward to new music from them is a stark understatement. If you enjoy more melodic and slighty proggy death metal such as Death, do yourself a favor and keep an eye on Horrendous. I leave you, dear reader, with my favorite track of theirs.