We didn’t cover them in our 2013 primer series of highly anticipated albums, but a few of us at HBIH HQ are looking forward to the new Portal record Vexovoid. The first new song from the record — titled ‘Curtain — was recently unveiled, but now a second song ‘The Back Wards’ has emerged via the always metal-friendly NPR. As odd as it is for me to say, Portal are getting… songier. There are recognizable riffs and structure instead of the meandering droning tech death they’ve done in the past. This is good.

While listening to the track, complete the audiovisual Portal experience by checking out pictures from their recent tour with Marduk right here on Heavy Blog, a photo from which can be seen above. Vexovoid is out February 19th on Profound Lore Records.

– JR


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