Everyone’s favorite misanthropic, Dune inspired, hardcore band Shai Hulud is back with a new record “Reach Beyond The Sun”. The new record features singer Chad Gilbert (from their classic Hearts Once Nourished With Warmth And Compassion) returning to the band for the first time in fifteen years. If you bought bought that album when it first came out, you now feel mad old.
This is the first release from Shai Hulud since ’08′s Misanthropy Pure, but the song sounds more like something from That Within Blood Ill-Tempered. Honestly though, if this one song is any indication, we can expect the usual from Shai Hulud—emotional melodies without being emo, heavy breakdowns without being gratuitous, and lyrics that somehow tread the line between being inspiring and damning the entirety of mankind as worthless. Pretty much sums up my emotional progression every time I take the train during rush hour.
Reach Beyond The Sun drops February 19th.- raythedestroyer