The timer on a bomb has been ticking down, and tomorrow time runs out. February 24th is the release date established by Unique Leader Records for Palace of the Pessimist, the new album by L.A.-based So This Is Suffering. But we’re speeding up the clock and providing a premature detonation today as we host a full stream of the album.
So This Is Suffering were founded in 2006, self-releasing a trio of previous albums, including 2012’s A Deathscene on Delay. This new one marks their first release on Unique Leader.
The sound is unmistakably deathcore, but it’s the kind of deathcore one might imagine being created aboard lightspeed warcraft headed our way from Andromeda. The music is barbarically brutish but also eerily extraterrestrial and freakishly fluctuating.
The songs are hurricane blasts of multifaceted and mercurial sound. Yes, there are gigantic, atonal, booming chords that punch hard enough to shiver the foundations of your dwelling, and clobbering breakdowns produced for maximum destructive impact, coupled with kidney-punching riffs and a maniacal mix of howling bellows, gang growls, flesh-melting shrieks, and rancid strangling noises in the vocal department.
But… you’ll also find frequent doses of spidery fretwork creating hornet-swarm arpeggios and filaments of luminescent melody, along with demented electronic pulsing and shimmering alien ambience that might put your teeth on edge.
There will be headbanging, head-spinning, and liquefaction of internal organs. Xenomorphic transformations are possible as well.
So there, you have been properly prepared for your listening session. Check out further details below, and then press the detonator button.
Palace of the Pessimist was recorded with Portland’s Mike Sahm (Dream Awake Audio) and features artwork by Chris Panatier (Dopelord, Totem Skim). To repeat, the album is being released by Unique Leader on February 24. If you like what you hear, spend your money here:
So This Is Suffering on Facebook:
And finally, So This Is Suffering will be on tour in March and April — get the details here:
SO THIS IS SUFFERING w/ Depths Of Hatred, Lorelel:
3/5/2017 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
3/6/2017 Eagle Aerie Hall – Las Vegas, NV
3/7/2017 Duke City Sound – Albuquerque, NM
3/8/2017 Vangard – Tulsa, OK
3/9/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
3/10/2017 Solace – Joplin, MO
3/11/2017 Autograph Rehearsal Studio – Murfeesboro, TN
3/12/2017 Iron Heights – Augusta, GA
3/13/2017 Nighthawks – Jacksonville, FL
3/14/2017 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
3/15/2017 Ground Zero – Charleston, SC
3/16/2017 Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
3/17/2017 McCormack’s Irish Pub – Richmond, VA
3/19/2017 The Well – Brooklyn, NY
3/20/2017 Champs – Trenton, NJ
3/22/2017 The Foxhole – Reynoldsville, PA
3/23/2017 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
w/ Signs Of The Swarm:
3/24/2017 Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
3/26/2017 Smooth Fox – Elgin, IL
3/27/2017 Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
3/29/2017 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
3/31/2017 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
4/01/2017 Monks Bar – Missoula, MT
4/02/2017 Fun House – Seattle, WA
4/03/2017 Third St. Pub – Bend, OR
4/06/2017 Bullfrogs – Kingsburg, CA
Everything about this album cover says “pass”. Awful album art, logo and band name.
Agreed, and it basically sounds like a Whitechapel clone
It’s sad to see UL go deathcore