Following their debut release, last year’s No Gods, No Masters, UK-based Allfather signed with Static Tension Recordings for the release of a new EP named Bless the Earth With Fire, which is scheduled to hit the streets on April 29. Today we have for you the premiere of a song from the EP called “Raskolnikov“.
What the song demonstrates in spades is that Allfather are capable of creating music that hits like a sledgehammer to the back of the neck but sticks in the memory as well. They also know how to start a song in a way that grabs your attention immediately.
That catchy drum progression that launches the track is soon followed by feedback-fueled chords and then a rapidly jabbing riff that sinks the hooks in further. No doubt, it’s a skull-clobbering song, both bleak and bone-breaking, the bleakness amplified by the raw vocal harshness, but it includes a pulsating melodic refrain and a sinuous guitar solo that you’ll want to come back to.
Combining the heft and doom of sludge and the brawn and fury of hardcore, Allfather definitely know how to hit hard, but they’ve got the talent for putting that power to use in memorable songs as well. It’s a winning combination.
Watch for the EP on April 29. Pre-orders are available HERE.