Listen to the New Ulcerate Song “Extinguished Light”
Ulcerate’s 2011 release The Destroyers of All destroyed all the grey matter inside my brain and landed on my Top 15 list for the year, but I felt that their 2013 follow-up Vermis fell just a little bit short, if I’m being honest. But hey, that’s just one guy’s opinion, and I think Ulcerate are still an absolute beast of a band, among my favorites when it comes to this style of skronked out, visceral, gut-churning death metal.
Now, nearly two months after announcing their upcoming album Shrines of Paralysis, we get to hear brand new Ulcerate music for the first time in three years. Check out “Extinguished Light” below via Relapse Records’ Soundcloud.
First listen, quick shot reaction: my main gripe with Vermis was that the production and mixing didn’t allow the band’s incredible instrumental work to shine — it all sounded garbled and muddy — and I think they’ve solved that issue here. The cut still sounds super raw — it’s not clean and polished like The Destroyers of All — but it’s been done in such a way that everything cuts through the mix, and the rawness only adds to the bowel-inducing feeling Ulcerate’s music invokes. It’s nasty as fuck.
Shrines of Paralysis comes out on October 28th via Relapse; pre-order here. Catch Ulcerate on tour with Zhrine and Phobocosm in North America this fall; scroll down for dates.
Nov 02 Los Angeles, CA Complex
Nov 03 San Francisco CA Elbo Room
Nov 04 Portland, OR Panic Room
Nov 05 Seattle, WA Highline
Nov 06 Vancouver, BC Astoria
Nov 08 Oakland, CA The Golden Bull
Nov 09 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
Nov 10 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
Nov 11 El Paso, TX Mesa Music Hall
Nov 12 San Antonio, TX Limelight
Nov 13 Houston, TX Acadia Bar
Nov 15 New Orleans, LA Siberia
Nov 16 Gainesville, FL Atlantic
Nov 17 Tampa, FL The Brass Mug
Nov 18 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Nov 19 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
Nov 20 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Nov 22 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
Nov 23 Boston, MA Great Scott
Nov 24 Montreal, QC Piranha Bar
Nov 25 Toronto, ON Coalition
Nov 26 Detroit, MI Corktown Tavern
Nov 27 Chicago, IL Reggies
Nov 28 Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose
Nov 29 NYC, NY Saint Vitus