(Our old friend Professor D. Grover the XIIIth rejoins us after an extended absence, providing both an excellent song premiere and these words of introduction.)
Greetings and salutations, friends. I return from the forgotten depths to bring forth to you an exclusive listen to a new song by a band called Blood Of The Prophets.
There is, I would estimate, a better-than-average chance that you’ve never heard of this band, being that they have lain dormant for the greater part of seven years, but they are preparing for release their newest work, a concept album entitled The Stars Of The Sky Hid From Me. I will have a full investigation of said album at a date closer to its release, but for now we have a glimpse of that album in the form of “Megalithic“.
The song itself encapsulates a portion of the album’s concept, which deals with the effect on ancient civilizations of extraterrestrial visitors, visitors who would be viewed as gods. Specifically, “Megalithic” deals with the monuments built to such beings, mysterious structures like Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza that have captivated the minds and imaginations of archeologists. Musically, the song is heavy, technical, and possesses a beautiful solo, calling to mind the work of Decrepit Birth and The Faceless’ Akeldama.
For good measure, I’m including a link to the band’s video for another track from the album, “The Confrontation And The Resistance“. The Stars Of The Sky Hid From Me will be released on July 27th.