Sipping on some very hot matcha and listening to Living Tomb by Ossuarium and living for it right now, the steaming semi-bitter beverage pairing wonderfully with the tripping off of mutant mold deadly metal of the music. Unlike many metal fans, I actually got my laundry done today and am feeling victorious. There is a Gridfailure, Zud, Parkbench Messiah show in Kingston, NY that I booked tomorrow and I will have friends coming through but I work a lot so it feels good that I actually got my house cleaned up and made my belongings presentable for humans after a few weeks of being totally burnt out and looking like Steve Martin in The Jerk. Speaking of appearances, I noticed today along with some others that William Barr really does look like Baby Sinclair from Dinosaurs. Uncanny and disturbing. Guess I will go watch dead bugs crawl out of haunted kittens on Haunting Of Hill House now to feel arguably less freaked out.
On the realness though, I need to steer you all today towards the sure to be excellent new False record Portent from Gilead Media. The black metallers new song “A Victual Unto Our Dead Selves” awaits you over at Revolver HERE. I am super digging the inspiring gallop of the long intro build up before Rachel’s raspy snarls arrive. Killer grandiose keyboard flourish on this track as well for fans of Emperor type stuff who don’t want to support Faust related records anymore. Not sure how the band didn’t manage to be exhausted by the halfway mark of this lengthy rager (and five minutes in is when things get really crazy and even bigger in scope). Listeners however, will not be fatigued but rather invigorated and transported.
About the track, guitarist Jimmy C comments, “Throughout the years False have watched one another not only sacrifice and suffer, but grow and become more full versions of themselves. Throughout it all, we had one another to count on for guidance, empathy, and support. This song is a manifestation of that continued growth and self-actualization with and through one another. It is our full beings, and a celebration of all that shaped us and what we cast off to become a more intrinsic whole“. Lead vocalist and lyricist, Rachel adds, “We have a longstanding history with one another that includes much strife as it does triumph. Together, we have grown into resilient beings. Our strength lies in the suffering we have been through together – any challenges faces are more surmountable and any triumphs are by comparison even sweeter”.