You want some ripping death metal? Woof, have we got something for you.
Alterbeast will return with their sophomore album in early 2018, and if the first single “Apex Night Eclipse” is any indication, the album is going to take what they did on their 2014 debut Immortal and blow it right the fuck out of the water. The track showcases an amalgam of modern death metal hallmarks; dazzling technical wizardry, unstoppable groove, and giant-sized hooks (both vocal and guitar). Vocalist Michael Alvarez delivers some scat verses that are reminiscent of Archspire’s Oliver Rae Aleron, and there’s even a gorgeous piano outro. It’s a dazzling track through and through.
Explains the band:
“We are excited to give you our first single off our new album Feast! We wanted to recreate that magic of growing up and having to hide certain records under your bed. And with songs like “Apex Night Eclipse” we think we achieved that goal. Hard hitting, relentless riffing, and vocals that will leave every church in flames. Alterbeast denies Christ with every note of “Apex Night Eclipse.” Toss your ouija boards in the garbage, because this blasphemous hymn is guaranteed to summon the devil! Get your first glimpse of Michael Alvarez’s brute vocals as well as Alex Bent’s crushing drums! End piano piece written and performed by our good friend Ryan McNatt of the very talented Enigma! We hope you dig it!”
Feast comes out February 23rd via Unique Leader Records and can be pre-ordered here.