Ha, you have to be careful reading press releases sometimes because adjectives for a band’s music might seem like an album name. Case in point, I got an email today announcing: TEXAN DEATH HORDE ASYLUM ANNOUNCE VILE DEBUT ALBUM
Of course I read it fast and think, “But VILE is that lesser appreciated fifth Cannibal Corpse album that I love.” Don’t worry! I realized not that they meant the new album is CALLED ‘vile’, but that it IS vile…and in an evil way. Not bad vile. Or in a vial. Though evil labs are metal. And evil. Oh, dang!
Let’s get to what we’re really talkin’ about here, shall we? And that is…how jacked is that one dude on the left? Does he carry all the gear?!
Ok, ok, ok! ASYLUM (no, not the lesser appreciated fifth album by Disturbed! Damn you all!) …ahem, ASYLUM from Texas are technical death metal. I am playing their riff fest promo and “Heliophobic” woke up my dog, which is usually a sign that someone is shrieking or shredding pretty hard. I think she responded to the harsh, almost early 3 Inches Of Blood gruff vocals ala the great Jamie Hooper. She is kind of used to this stuff by now but my dog I think prefers slower and more melodic stuff like Pallbearer and Alunah to death metal, if I had to make an educated assessment.
Anyway the Asylum album will find your individual thought patterns and show no mercy, sure to take your piece of mind as songs gouge your brain cells and kill ‘em all with riff after vulgar display of…Jesus, I just fucked up like 10 times. I am not implying this band is biting anyone, rather that I am dumb and need glasses and that metal blogging for 20 years eventually leaves you devoid of adjectives you haven’t used before , the foundations of burden in the English Language running their course of empire. Oi.
Psalms Of Paralysis was mixed, mastered and engineered by Irving Lopez at Imperial Mind Engineering in Dallas, Texas and features a guest solo from Vital Remains lead guitarist Dean Arnold on the track “Obsidian Spine.” That sounds pretty cool to us!
“Irving entirely surpassed our expectations for recording, adhering to strict schedules and fine-tuning the music to our liking with zen-like patience,” said founding guitarist Jonathan Hatley. “Working with Irving Lopez at Imperial Mind Engineering was a fantastic experience!”
Pre-orders for Psalms Of Paralysis are currently being offered at the following location: http://asylumtx.bigcartel.com
If you need me, I will be Googling an online thesaurus for the words Crushing and Deadly. Cheers.