The first song I heard by the blackened death punk band New Hell from Providence, Rhode Island, was a single called “Ashes” off their 2020 EP Phosphorus. It was a super-heated race that left vivid after-images, but in addition to delivering a searing adrenaline kick, there were feelings of tension and angst in those sounds, as well as oppression and bleakness. Now we come back around to new New Hell again, but it’s a different kind of hellishness we have from them today.
What we have now is the premiere stream of a track called “Abuse of Power“, which is being released today as a single but will be included on the band’s forthcoming split with New Hampshire’s The Slow Death of Gaia, which will be released on August 28th by Deciduous Records. Continue reading »