Tunisia is not really a place that immediately springs to mind when you think about metal but there’s no reason why a country of such a size won’t have some great bands. Indeed, the distance from the “center” (a problematic and confusing concept to begin with) often breeds creativity and Brood of Hatred are no different. Gearing up for the release of their new album, The Golden Age, these guys are doubling down on their style of, well, brooding and atmospheric death metal. Think something darker than Fallujah, more post-metal tinged, but channeling the same kind of dreamy, thick death metal. You don’t have to just think about it though because we’re proud to premiere “The Uncarved Block”, the first single from the album, right here!
There’s much to love about this single, from the amazing cover art to the robust, guttural vocals, but my absolute favorite has to be the faintly tremolo picked, always haunting the meatier drums and guitar riffs from “underneath”. It lands the track a truly unique feeling of drab majesty, infusing it with the kind of sinister vibes that are needed to complete the track’s aesthetic. Add in the fact that no effort has been saved from the “main” guitar parts, nor from the vocals, bass or drums of the track, and you have an incredibly promising first single which should get you more than enticed for the album.
Speaking of which, The Golden Age drops on February 25th through the excellent Gruesome Records. Head on over to the band’s Bandcamp page to keep track of pre-orders and other goodies.