Get ready… get ready for your heart to start pumping hard, for the blood to race in the veins, for your brain to light up like wildfire. Those are the effects of the song we’re bringing you today from the new album by the demonic Swedish black metal band Patronymicon, which is set for international release by Osmose Productions on September 27th. Aptly entitled Ushered Forth by Cloven Tongue, it follows the band’s last album (All Daggers Toward the Sky) by six years, and proves that the time was not wasted.
The song you’re about to experience, “Haissem“, pitches the listener into the midst of the Wild Hunt. Launched by blaring chords, grim, heavyweight riffing, and mountainous drum detonations, it soon leaps forward in a racing scourge of vicious, flame-throwing guitars, thunderous drum tumult, and scorching screams, segmented by delirious writhing arpeggios and exotic, swirling solos.
The band do make room for potent grooves in a bit of an interlude threaded with slithering and spiraling leads that have a pestilential quality. But with a protracted, panther-like howl the band explode again in a wild display of ecstatic ferocity, pushed further into the red zone by a blazing, feverishly swirling and soaring lead that really gets the blood pumping even faster than before (if that’s possible).
The song is a masterful blend of cold-eyed, murderous cruelty and utterly electrifying mayhem, and the melodic qualities in the furious guitar work make the song a memorable one (even a “catchy” one) as well as a heart-palpitating conflagration.
Ushered Forth by Cloven Tongue features cover art by Chadwick St. John. Osmose Productions will release it on CD and vinyl LP formats, and it’s available for pre-order now: