Kingdom of the Grave is the debut album by a band from Austin, Texas, named Sigil. The album will be released on April 7 by Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. We came across the album’s title track a couple weeks ago and featured it in a column here, and now we have the pleasure of bringing you another head-wrecker from the album: “Even the Gods Will Burn“.
Sigil is the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Alex Citrone (who also created the cover art), and the band that recorded the album further includes bass-player Leda Ginestra, drummer Jeremy Hassel, and lead guitarist Andy Bonney (although Thomas Schlicht plays lead guitar in the band’s live line-up).
Sigil play a brand of death metal and crust that draws inspiration from such old-school icons as Entombed (circa Wolverine Blues) and Discharge (circa Hear Nothing Say Nothing), Dismember and Tragedy. With respect to “Even the Gods Will Burn“, Citrone explains that it’s “definitely the thrashiest/fastest track on the record and stands apart from the other songs for that reason.” Thematically, “it’s about the destructive nature of radicalized religion, regardless of what that religion is.”
It’s a damned catchy song, as well as a savage pulse-pounder — a fast, rumbling romp propelled by d-beat rhythms and rapidly jabbing riffs, segmented by quick hammer blows and fanfares of melody, the lyrics voiced in a furious, jagged howl. Sigil do pull back on the throttle before the song ends, and a gloomier (and eerier) mood descends before the band give it the gas one more time at the finale.
The full album track list is below:
1. Death Unreal (4:58)
2. Even The Gods Will Burn (3:37)
3. Lick The Blade (3:15)
4. Kingdom Of The Grave (4:09)
5. Summoning Hate (5:45)
6. Strange Aeons (4:52)
7. Bloodvisions (2:52)
8. Death Won’t Kill Me (4:04)
Album Length: 33:36
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