The record is called Snake Church and is the Cleveland metalcore band’s 8th aggressive sonic monument. On wax they actually always manage to sound as ferocious as a live show, something many bands fail miserably at. Between this, the runaway success of the new Nothing album and the new music from The Obsessed and Gruesome, this is a damn good year for Relapse.
The title track for Snake Church finds the band in precise and deadly form, comfortable directing their very evil sounding blend of furious hardcore fused with extreme metallic thrashing. Human Furnace sounds like the angriest dude in hardcore, still (even counting the new Nails video). 2:24 finds the frontman screaming “See the vultures circle round” over boiling point guitars leading up to a ripping solo and hellhounds on your heels /frenzied pit action outro section.
This will make you want to act out at your job and get fired.
Snake Church was recorded and produced by Ben Schigel (Chimaira, ZAO) at Spider Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Xibalba, Black Breath).