I talked about Lord Dying‘s brand of trad-sludge a couple weeks ago, when they had made available the track “Summoning the Faithless” off their upcoming album of the same name. Now it looks like about a week ago, Relapse Records let another one slip out of the gate, and into the ears of metalheads across the web. Featuring a more uptempo style, “Dreams of Mercy” is definitely one for the headbangers out there. You’ve even got some proggy drumming slipped into the middle there.
The album should be fun for a minute, and like I said in the previous post, I’m glad there’s still a backlash against art-metal, but an entire album of this is gonna bore the shit outta me. But maybe that’s part of the schtick? Maybe you’re encouraged to consume enough beer, weed, and other dubious substances purchased from your friendly neighborhood necromancer, to throw up the horns and puke on your friends?
Note to self: Get fucked up when Summon the Faithless drops. Also, pick up dry cleaning and call mom.
Stream “Dreams of Mercy” below!- CrimeZone20xx