Canadian metalcore band Vilipend has joined forces with A389 Recordings to release the band’s new full-length LP Inamorata. The band’s sound combines the technical proficiency/reckless abandon of 90’s metalcore ala Turmoil and Deadguy, crossed with the tortured desperation and nihilism of bands such as Buzz’oven and Eyehategod.
The band released an EP in 2008 titled Northern Hostility followed by their 2009 EP Love Left To Rot. As the band’s momentum grew, vocalist Christopher Gramlich incurred a frightening injury during a live performance, where he fractured an L-1 vertebra after leaping off a stage monitor. After being piled on by fans, who inadvertently broke his wrist and finger as well, he was ultimately forced to go to the hospital in an ambulance. The remainder of Vilipend finished their set.
In the wake of the injury, the band began working on their first full-length album Inamorata. This is their most ambitious offering to date. The album embodies the frustration, uncertainty, desperation, loss, resignation and hurt of that period, the desire to recapture what was lost and emerge stronger than before, tempered. The result is a developed, intelligent refinement of their abrasive aesthetic. It’s an album that features greater sonic lushness, conceptual richness and thematic depth.
No release date has been given as-of-yet but we’ll keep you informed. Meanwhile, click here to listen to their song “To Impede The Healing Process” which is off the new album.