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Observe Premiere: Woe – ‘Scavenger Prophets’

Observe Premiere: Woe – ‘Scavenger Prophets’


It’s been six years since USBM mainstay Woe launched their final album, the superb Hope Attrition. Within the time since, they launched one EP containing an unique and a Daybreak cowl, however have in any other case been quiet—till now. Immediately, you may take heed to “Scavenger Prophets,” the primary new tune from Woe since 2019 and the primary from their new album, Legacies of Frailty.

The band’s fifth album, Legacies of Frailty additionally marks one thing of a return to type for Woe mastermind Chris Grigg, who performs each instrument (minus a number of visitor spots from drummer Lev Weinstein) on the album. Musically “Scavenger Prophets” and the remainder of Legacies of Frailty really feel like an in-between of the band’s rawer, traditional music and the extra mature songwriting and manufacturing of Hope Attrition. After 4 years with no new music, it’s an actual deal with to listen to Grigg in high type, blasting by means of seven minutes of black metallic.

“‘Scavenger Prophets’ is a tune in regards to the individuals who eagerly exploit chaos for their very own profit,” Grigg tells Decibel in a prolonged clarification. “It’s instructed from shifting views, transferring between the dramatic language of the true believers and a commentary that sees them for who they’re. It’s a well-known scene that’s throughout us nevertheless it’s not clear whether or not the folks within the mobs know that they’re LARPing as troopers in an excellent battle or in the event that they’re simply capitalizing on the second. It captures the dramatic darkness and seriousness of battle in the way in which that solely black metallic can. It’s a storm of raging riffs that strikes a stability between the icy severity of battle and the sorrow of wasted lives and ruined hopes.

“The phenomena of individuals determined to belong to one thing greater than themselves is one thing Woe explored on the final album in ‘No Blood Has Honor’ and it fascinates me. Each situation, each place, you’ll discover folks desirous to weaponize and also you’ll discover folks glad to be weaponized. These are key themes in Legacies of Frailty, an idea album about the way in which a society collapses as our trendy mind is overwhelmed by the primal name of tribalism and warfare. Non secular brainwashing and self-proclaimed prophets manipulating the lots are traditional black metallic themes. They’re extraordinarily related proper now. Legacies of Frailty tells the story of a world engulfed in it and describes a inhabitants that’s helplessly consumed by the fires of conflicts that we thought have been long-extinguished.

“Vocally, I wished moments to really feel such as you have been listening to an excellent unhinged orator, like a preacher misplaced throughout the phrase of their lord, commanding their military to stand up. Within the speaker’s anguish, we hear their very own desperation to seek out objective amid the overwhelming sense of their very own pointlessness. These are omnipresent themes all through Woe’s historical past, and whereas Legacies of Frailty frames them within the context of a tradition conflict that devours the world, we will nonetheless perceive how vacancy can drive us to extremity.”

You possibly can and will tune into “Scavenger Prophets” beneath. Legacies of Frailty is out on September 29 by way of Vendetta Data.



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