In a culmination of all things heavy, Usurper return with Lords of the Permafrost. After a fourteen year hiatus, this monster of a band is back once again to gnash at your flesh and melt your face from your skull. Combining thrash elements with heavy metal, death metal and hints of black metal, Usurper offers up a multi headed attack that is just as relentless as you could imagine. Lords of the Permafrostoffers up eight new tracks that are unrelenting and face melting. This release ushers forth track after track of suffocating metal that is hard to deny or turn from. With the passing of one track, the next scorcher begins in ceaseless fashion.
Without gimmicks, without fads, Usurper offers up a pure heavy metal sound that is addictive and intoxicating. One listen turns to many as you find yourself in an endless loop of heavy metal madness. Lords of the Permafrost does a great job of gripping you and your attention from the very get go never to let you waver. From track to bulldozing track, you are greeted by a maelstrom of metal brought to you by ever ripping riffs, skull cracking drumming and hellish vocals growled from beyond the abyss.
Once the ever aptly named Skull Splitter begins you know that you are in for quite the neck snapping treat as Usurper rages onward, smashing through the frost to present you with nothing but wicked blood boiling metal. Each of the eight tracks that are present within this release are incredibly well executed and constructed, gifting you with an overall well rounded and cohesive effort from beginning to end.
Each genre that Usurper employs within this offering work in great concert together to create a sound that is all together anvil heavy and incredibly memorable. With each genre bringing something unique to the table you never run out of variety and diversity all throughout. With the memorable, catchy qualities of heavy metal, the chaotic nature of thrash, the flesh gnashing tendencies of death metal and the foreboding atmospheric qualities of black metal, Lords of the Permafrost has it all, making it out to be a very solid and all around great record.
Lords of the Permafrost will be released March 22, 2019 through Soulseller Records.
Check out the official lyric video for the title track below!