Fresh off the release of his new song “Orbitoclast”, Alberta based sludge/doom act DISCARDED SELF is back with new slowly-crawling, bleak single “Dance Upon The Dead”, which we’re pleased to give you for the first listen below, along with a special lsit of other Top 5 Metal Albums worth a solid check.
Bridging the gap between the heaviness of sludge and the bleakness of doom, DISCARDED SELF weaves together room shaking heavy grooves, filthy atmosphere of blackened metal with bleak tonality and gloomy feel. The song comes from Discarded Self’s upcoming self-titled album, due out on April 30th via Sarcophagus Recordings. The album was recorded at Doom Tomb Studios in Lloydminster, Alberta Canada.
Flooding forth with misery and hate comes the first album from Discarded Self, the Canadian solo project from Jarret “Fuzzgod” Beach, who’s also a member of the bands Destroy My Brains and Ashes of Yggdrasil.
𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑑𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑢𝑚 “𝐷𝑖𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑆𝑒𝑙𝑓” 𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑠 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑐𝑎𝑏𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑝𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓-𝑙𝑜𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑑𝑒𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑔𝑒 𝑢𝑝 𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑡. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑢𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒.
Pre-orders through the bands Bandcamp page are available now, with other pre-orders opening soon through iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Napster, Deezer, Tik Tok and Tidal.
Asked about the content behind the song, Jarret commented: “I’ve been watching a lot of serial killer movies for I don’t know, the last 25 years haha. I used those types of films for the inspiration of this song. This song was written coming from the perspective of a husband or father of a victim of a serial killer. It is clearly a revenge song, and describes the hate and rage that would be felt by the families of the victims. It’s a disgusting dive into that reality, and ends in a way that quenches the thirst of pure revenge.”
Jarret “Fuzzgod” Beach’s Personal Top 5 Albums
Is it just me or has the last year been extremely ripe with earth shattering music? Or maybe I’ve just been getting lucky with my discoveries. But either way I have a devastating Top 5 list of albums I’m currently spinning day to day non-stop, that I guarantee will keep your ears and mind occupied during these cold and dark times…
#1. Akhlys – “Melinoe”
There is just something about this album. Something is forcing me to listen to this everyday, and yes I feel like it is forcing me (this album is truly evil!) This colossus of an atmospheric black metal album is probably the most captivating black metal album I’ve ever heard in my life. It’s more like a theatrical performance more than a group of songs slapped onto a CD. It’s simply mesmerizing and horrifying both at the same time. Melinoe, as far as I can tell from research, is an Orphic goddess who every night comes to the earth realm every night to wander with her train of ghost to bring nightmares and madness upon those who she encounters, which makes sense as you dive into a deep listen to this album. Each soundscape created is powerful and immense, and transitions perfectly as the album progresses. The vocals surround you and rip you into small shreds, then easy off into the distance leaving you waiting for the next section to open up and take you deeper down the tunnel. After blasting the whole album every morning since the albums release, I still look forward to every next day so I can crank this album again. 10/10, amazing album.
#2. Asphyx – “Necroceros”
Not much I’ve found in the last while is as addictive as Asphyx’s new album, “Necroceros”. It’s blend of thrash, death, and doom are right up at the top of my death doom needle, and I’m pushing it in! Right as the album opens up its pure adrenaline only broken by parts of crawling doom to mix things up. The vocalist has the most old man blown out sounding vocals, but he doesn’t give a shit. He just lets them rip through out the whole 50 plus minutes of madness. It’s just awesome. I’m unable to pick a favourite song on the album because I love every single track on this record, and you have to listen to the whole thing every single time. Heavy Bolt Thrower vibes 100%!
#3. Fistula – “The Process of Opting Out”
Have you had your daily dose of downright nasty and sickening sludge this morning? I like mine with my coffee… Fistula’s album “The Process of Opting Out” is no easy listen. It is a new level of continuous meltdown for them. This is the most caustic and punk driven album they have to date. I feel sorry as hell for their singers vocal chords on this one, as there is no way he left home after recording this without blowing out his voice. What a beatdown these guys have thrown down! The whole album never lets up on it’s complete and utter contempt for society and the people who occupy it. Do you want to be left into a complete pulverized mess after listening to a record? Search no more. Your ass kicking is here compliments of Ohio’s finest sludge overlords – Fistula.
#4. Slough of Despair – “Catacombs of Terror”
This album is the newest edition to my list, I just found it the other day, but I’ve already ordered a copy and I’ve been cranking it a few times a day for the last week. They mix ambient doom, and ambient black metal into these long drawn out trancing waves that carry you through the course of the album. The vocalist comes in with bursts of shouted screams in the style of old school black metal. Eat some edibles and right when you’re peaking out, then turn this album on. It’s a slow journey through Slough of Despair’s twisted and vile world of misery of pain.
#5. Cult of Luna – “The Raging River”
I’ve never checked out Cult of Luna before, even though I’ve heard of them and heard people talk about them for many years. The album popped up randomly on my Youtube feed. I was only songs 2 in and I needed to stop what I was doing, and check out who the hell was playing on my stereo. It was fucking amazing! Cult of Luna it said… I was drawn back, and I literally said to myself “This is Cult of Luna? I’m such an idiot!” I couldn’t believe I never checked these guys out years ago. Let me just stop and say, THEY ARE FUCKING AMAZING . Don’t sleep on them like I did or you are cheating yourself out of some truly amazing music.
So anyways that is my list of bands that I’m currently in a love hate addiction with. This year so far looks like it’s going to be a flop as far as putting on or going to shows in involved, but I’m very excited to see what more artists and musicians can come up with during this down time. To all the musicians who are out there struggling to get by, don’t ever give up on you passions, our music is our outlet of expression and it is something that connects people. Keep writing music and let your voice be heard!
Jarret Beach about the previously released new songs “Orbitoclast”and “I’m Weak“: “The song Orbitoclast is a collection of riffs and vocal ideas I actually started this project with. It starts off slow, but gets straight down to it with a thrashy section that has shredding vocals bleeding all over it. For those that aren’t aware, an Orbitoclast is the instrument that is hammered into a person’s brain, when they were the poor individual who received a lobotomy in the late 40’s early 50’s. The song is of course about the horrifying practice of lobotomy, but has an extra hidden meaning. It’s a metaphor for giving your trust to someone who doesn’t have your best interests in mind, and only their own personal interest, with no concern of who they damage along the way.”
“I’m Weak is an ode to all those who are born as a person with crippling disabilities, mental health problems, or sub-par lesser beings, that are unable to accomplish anything in life, and the feelings that are often associated with that, which are often followed by self doubt, self loathing, low personal esteem, drug abuse and suicide. I’m Weak is a tribute to close friend who is no longer a part of this plane of existence, who will remain un-named. This song embodies what the band name Discarded Self is all about.”