“‘Like “Tempest” before it, “Cicatrice” feels like an absolute epic at five minutes. The song’s lyrics address an all-pervading hopelessness in poetic language: “We’re all disease/ Destroy, destroyer/ Curse against the tides/ Writhe against the call.”‘”, says Steregum, who just premiered RESPIRE’s new video for the new track “Cicatrice”, coming from the band’s new album Black Line, out 12/4 on Church Road Records.
The Toronto screamo sextet Respire make grand, crashing, gut-churning music that combines majestic post-rock grace with searing black metal intensity. Later this year, they’ll follow up their 2018 album Dénouement with a new one called Black Line. Respire have already shared first single “Tempest,” and it rules. Today, they’ve shared another song, and it rules, too. – Stereogum