Exclusive Track Premiere: “The Unhallowed Tide” by Coffins
Japan’s lords of death-doom, Coffins, will release their first album in five years next month. And since that album is called The Fleshlands, and since the album cover (by Chris Moyen) features some kind of humanoid thing that apparently tortures and eats people, it’s hard not to think of Coffins’ latest single, “The Unhallowed Tide,” in terms of flesh. So allow us to describe it thusly: the song does, indeed, mimic the effect of being skinned alive… only not with a super-sharp instrument like the one we imagine, say, Hannibal Lecter would use. No no no, “The Unhallowed Tide” feels like being skinned alive by a primitive missing link, who sits atop your chest, broken bones be damned, as he utilizes a too-dull rock for the flaying. He doesn’t care that your death isn’t quick and painless, and that you’re screaming in agony and begging for your life; he probably doesn’t speak Human anyway. You’re just meat to him. And if you don’t shut the fuck up and let him do his work in peace, he’ll probably just rip out your tongue and eat it in front of you. It’s his favorite part of the body anyway.
So needless to say, we love this song, and we think you will, too. Do yourself a favor and stream “The Unhallowed Tide” below. Just remember not to scream!
The Fleshland comes out July 9 on Relapse. Pre-order it here!