Monday, March 4, 2024

Monitor Premiere: Phantom Horde – “Prince of Demise”


Phantom Horde - Prince of Death

Final 12 months I premiered the primary EP from a brand new Demise Metallic band referred to as Phantom Horde. Describing songs from The Umbra, I wrote: “whereas the members hail from California and Texas, the blood of Gothenburg’s golden period rages via their veins.” Lower than a 12 months later, they return with a two-track tandem of singles that slither from a very totally different wreckage of heavy influences. At present we solid “Prince of Demise” from the void two days early. This monitor and the B-side single “Born of the Void” might be streamable in every single place on Friday, June sixteenth.

Bass prowls from the tune’s first moments earlier than a barrage of toxic screams. “Prince of Demise” is brutal and brooding, scowling via waves of distortion. Phantom Horde obtain a leaner type, however the tune continues to be filled with sly segues that hold the composition elusive. All the way down to the monitor’s remaining mosh pit melee, the tune appears like a pummel of punches, and that’s by design.

“For these two singles we actually wished to go for one thing extra stripped again,” Phantom Horde shares. “We integrated fairly a little bit of dynamics within the identify of experimentation on our debut EP, The Umbra. We plan to revisit that sound on our upcoming LP. However with these tracks we felt the decision to be unapologetically heavy. No clear sections, fewer layers. Simply riffs, grooves, and growls.”

“Lyrically,” he continues, “these songs are extraordinarily impressed by the online game Elden Ring and its darkish fantasy lore and world constructing. “Prince of Demise” is a few chosen-son being put to dying by the very spiritual order that propped him up, and plotting revenge from the opposite aspect. “Born of The Void” faucets into our love of cosmic horror, and the concern that at any second an incomprehensible monster made from stars may fall from the heavens and steal our sky.”

Hail the “Prince of Demise” and embrace the void beneath.

Comply with Phantom Horde on Bandcamp forward of the discharge HERE

Comply with Phantom Horde for information and updates HERE

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