Toothgrinder Trade “Diamonds for Gold” with Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo
What I dig most about “Diamonds for Gold,” the latest song from New Jersey death-grind-thrashers Toothgrinder, is that it’s completely different from the previous two songs they released, “The House (That Fear Built)” and “Lace & Anchor.” It’s not even death, grind or thrash at all — it almost borders on hard rock, with a mid-paced, brooding riff and a hooky, clean-sung chorus. Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo sings the second verse for a little added variety. If anything, it all kinda reminds me of Deftones, and these three songs together intimate that Nocturnal Masquerade is going to be a very interesting record indeed.
The band is embracing their newfound sonic expansion, saying in a statement:
“Diamonds for Gold” is one of those songs on the album that makes us proud that we have decided to take a leap into the unknown. The track is a perfect introduction to the more ethereal side of Toothgrinder. It really sets the mood for the more dynamic tonal pieces of the record. A break from the chaos is exactly what Nocturnal Masquerade has called for. We had a lot of fun watching the song come together and hope that translates to the outside listener.
The band’s latest, Nocturnal Masquerade, drops January 29th, 2016 via Spinefarm. You can pre-order it here.