This track appears on Peste, which will be available November 25th on CD, LP and digital formats via Bridge Nine and is up for pre-order today via B9Store.com. All Peste pre-orders include a limited edition 7″ that features “Inganno” as well as a cover of NIRVANA’s “Negative Creep” – act fast before they’re all gone.
Check out this dark, metallic hardcore sludge hammer, but be careful – it’s formidable!
Peste was recorded in Italy (where Hierophant is headquartered) at MV Multimedia Studio. This 10-song album is the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed Great Mother : Holy Monster, which was called “…a searing brand of no-holds-barred dark hardcore that’s characterized by bleak, unrelenting guitars and harsh, incomprehensible vocals” by Big Cheese Magazine.
It was hard to fathom Hierophant harnessing the potential to create a record heavier and more malicious than Great Mother : Holy Monster, an already pummeling whiplash of American D-beat-inflected metallic hardcore. Lo and behold: Peste manages just that as a superior, succinctly crushing assault, its tendencies largely erring on the side of European death metal. Hierophant spell out the desolation and desperation leveled by a war amid the id, ego and super-ego, all torturous, violent imagery and morbid, damning assertions that make it a pleasantly grim nightmare to suffer through.
Peste track listing: