These dudes (The Black Sorcery) look like they mean business. And what kind of mean business do they mean? Take a clue from some of the song titles on their new album: “War Fangs”, Putrescent Infected”, “Angry Spit of the Witches Piss”, and the album title-track we’re premiering: “Wolven Degrade“.
Here’s another clue:
That’s the degrading cover art for this new album. The second full-length defilement by these barbarians from Alberta, Canada, it will be released on March 28th by Krucyator Productions. And while the cover doesn’t leave much to the imagination, we’ll go ahead and share a few unflinching words from the band about the song that shares the album’s title:
Her whimpersong briefly fought,
And won over by the hearth of warm fur pressed at her back.
Held down at the snow,
Bent and broken conceded a fragrant fear turned lust
“The title track ‘Wolven Degrade‘ is true bestial debauch, the tale of an abyssic winter rape and subsequent impaling murder of a witch nestled in the unforgiving Canadian Rocky Mountains. As the hungry wolf’s knot stabs at the heart of her, the onslaught of The Black Sorcery will conjure a freezing splattering of blood into the merciless snow of your deadest frostbitten thoughts…”
This scattering of clues would be unnecessary if your mind had already been mauled by the band’s debut album, 2018’s ...and the Beast Spake Death from Above, or even by the single track from that album which we premiered last April. You would already know that The Black Sorcery are devoted to a particularly extravagant (and viscerally thrilling) expression of war metal violence. Rest assured, they haven’t discovered the meaning of mercy since last year.
As forecast, the title track is indeed a bestial debauch, a primitive and priapic violation of the senses. With a plodding pace at first, it becomes a hammering, snare-driven charge and then devolves into a punishing stomp. Surrounding those changing rhythms is a maelstrom of cruel riffing that roils and pulses, pierced by a shrill, skittering, whirling solo and shards of eerie luminescent sound. The beastliness of the music is augmented by the horrors of the vocals, a grotesque menagerie of grunts, growls, and gurgles, like bubbling cauldron of toxicity.
Krucyator will release Wolven Degrade in a jewel-case CD edition with a 12-page booklet, as well as digitally.
Bandcamp : https://krucyator.bandcamp.com/album/wolven-degrade
Shop : https://krucyator.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-black-sorcery-wolven-degrade
Digital : smarturl.it/wolven
THE BLACK SORCERY:
5.Body Coffin Betrayal
7.Sawed Strings and the Fall of a Marionette
8.Angry Spit of the Witches Piss
9.Worse Still the Fog of Man Settles
10.Revelation of Dark Desire