I remember a Today Is The Day show years ago. The band had just come off tour with Slayer overseas but were playing some crap room on an off night. Bands that were flash in the pan and have since come and gone had all the youngsters in a tizzy at a venue next door. Steve got up and nonetheless destroyed faces with one of the most violently guttural sets I ever witnessed. Today Is The Day is the guilty hands of humanity. Now the details for their tenth opus Animal Mother (if you don’t get the awesomeness of that title, poor you) have been revealed. Get stoked or I’m gonna tear you a new asshole.
Some things in life are debatable. Fireball Ministry perfectly have balanced the older Ozzy retro sound with the vocal styles of Ozzy’s 80’s-present career (“The Broken”, anyone?), at times something Ozzy himself has struggled with (but nailed on some of the worth revisiting 2010 Scream album). Today Is The Day arguably laid most of the groundwork for Converge’s success, though the latter have become a far larger touring entity and scene presence over the years.
Southern Lord have revealed the track listing, gorgeous Samantha Muljat cover art and a visual trailer. Jeff Lohrber of Enabler plays on this beast and I am seriously excited to see if TITD can somehow top Enabler’s recent latest, one of the most crucial albums of the last few years.
Southern Lord will release Animal Mother on 2xLP, CD and digital in North America on October 14th.
Click HERE for track listing and kiss any pigs nearby.
Animal Mother Track Listing:
1. Animal Mother
3. Sick Of your Mouth
5. Law Of The Universe
6. Outlaw (Acoustic)
8. Divine Reward
12. The Last Strand