Today the Swedish band Zornheym are releasing their new single “A Silent God” through Non Serviam Records, and we are helping spread the word through our stream premiere of this new song. “A Silent God” will appear on Zornheym‘s album Where Hatred Dwells, And Darkness Reigns, which Non Serviam plans to release this coming winter.
Regular followers of our putrid site may remember that in August we premiered this Stockholm band’s first single from the album, “The Opposed“, which also provided a first glimpse of the album’s concept, which revolves around the horrors of the Zornheim mental institution and its inmates. When the album arrives, it will be accompanied by a comic strip created for each track by artist Anu Bring (Märvel, Evil-lÿn, Satan’s fall). In addition, the music features a live string section (performed by Dies Iona Ensemble) and a full choir.
“A Silent God” is both a fast-rushing, hard-jabbing, adrenaline-triggering rush and a sweepingly panoramic (and sometimes bombastic) piece of music. It includes hard-punching riffs, swirling guitar melodies, and weaponized drum attacks — as well as savage vocal ferocity. But the music is dynamic, breaking the band’s hard-driving charge with an acoustic interlude as well as soaring clean vocals, in addition to the lofting grandeur of symphonic strings and a massed choir.
Zornheym is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Zorn, whose resume includes time with Dark Funeral, Devian, and another personal project, Aktiv Dödshjälp. The band’s line-up is completed by vocalist Bendler from Facebreaker, guitarist and musical arranger Scucca, and Diabolical‘s drummer Angst.
“A Silent God” is available for download right now, at the Non Serviam Bandcamp page: