For the second day in a row, we’re bringing you a premiere that’s well off our usual beaten paths. This time the artist is Whorid, the solo project of Philadelphia’s Daniel Suffering (who is also a member of Theologian, a band we’ve mentioned here before in the distant past and who just released a new album called Dregs late last year). The track is named “Harbinger of False Promises” and it appears on Whorid’s new album, Bloated Pig Carcasses In A Shallow Wake.
Perhaps you are now guessing that the music isn’t friendly, and if so, give yourself a pat on the head. We are told that the concept of the album is based on “obsession turned to reality, then demise, with themes of stalking, BDSM, social anxiety, substance abuse, and eventually murder, where no one wins.”
I’m probably not the ideal person to assess this track, because I’m not well-versed in power electronics, and that seems to be the relevant genre reference. What I can tell you is that it’s a disorienting, poisonous, hallucinatory trip that’s somehow also entrancing.
A compulsive rhythm thrums through the song in a loop along with a queasy melodic motif, both of those elements cloaked in a fog of crackling distortion and washed by waves of radioactive emissions, ebbing and flowing. Daniel Suffering’s harsh, inflamed rasp is the final ingredient in this bleak, unsettling soundscape. I have found that the music is best experienced at very high volume levels.
Bloated Pig Carcass In A Shallow Wake will be released by Annihilvs Power Electronix on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2016. And wouldn’t it make a nice present for that special someone in your life? It’s available in a pro CDR initial edition of 100 copies including additional postcard inserts and stickers.
For those capable of thinking as far ahead as late October of this year, Whorid will be appearing at the Autumn Dirges Harvest Festival in New York City along with Brut, Gnaw Their Tongues, Kintaan, Lament Cityscape, Sewer Goddess, Spettro Family, Swollen Organs, Theologian, Ten Thousand Miles Of Arteries, and The Vomit Arsonist.