BrooklynVegan is currently streaming “Executing Vengeance” from Albany, New York-based metallic hardcore practitioners CONCRETE. The tune comes off the band’s Free Us From Existence full-length set to drop August 7th via Black Voodoo Records and Blood Blast Distribution, a new service powered by Nuclear Blast and Believe Music.
Gushes BrooklynVegan of the track, “It’s a total skull-crusher, using New York hardcore as a launching point but also incorporating black metally blasts, machine gun chugs, groove metal rhythms and more into its brutal assault.”
Adds CONCRETE, “‘Executing Vengeance’ is about people who prey on small or vulnerable groups to feed their own egos, getting what they deserve. In a way, it is enjoying the age old adage, ‘what goes around, comes around.'”
Forged in late 2010, CONCRETE immediately made waves in the New York hardcore scene with their fast and heavy grooves and frenetic live output. Releasing a string of increasingly heavier and darker releases including their classic split with California’s Hammerfist (2014) and 2017’s Everything Ends Now, CONCRETE began to explore new sonic territory and move further from their heavy hardcore roots.
Three years later, CONCRETE is set to unleash their most brutal and intense record to date with Free Us From Existence. Produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Shane Frisby and Pete Rutcho of The Brick Hit House (Revocation, The Ghost Inside, Bury Your Dead), with Free Us From Existence, CONCRETE unites elements of death, black, and thrash metal into their already pulverizing brew, manifesting a visceral and bloody audio experience that is sure to earn its place in extreme music for years to come. Notes the band of the record’s message, “We focused a lot on the negativity and disintegration of humanity in various forms from our seemingly unbreakable addiction to the internet and social media, to the self-destruction of humanity through hatred and lies and the apparent indifference to it all.”
“It’s a total skull-crusher, using New York hardcore as a launching point but also incorporating black metally blasts, machine gun chugs, groove metal rhythms and more into its brutal assault.” — BrooklynVegan