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Lord Dying are Suffering from “A Wound Outside of Time”

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Lord Dying - Poisoned AltarsLord Dying’s 2013 debut full-length, Summon the Faithless, didn’t make much of an impression on me. I didn’t dislike it or anything — it just didn’t stand apart from the crowd.

But I know there are people out there who are way, way into this Portland quartet. And having now heard “A Wound Outside of Time,” the first single from their sophomore effort, Poisoned Altars, I’m optimistic that this new offering could make a believer out of me.

What makes “Wound” different from anything I’ve heard the band do before? Well, for one thing, the production, courtesy of Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind, is, if you’ll pardon the cliché, bigger and better — this is just less harsh on the ears than Faithless was. For another thing, it sounds as though the band has stepped up the groove and atmospherics in their songwriting, which also lends to the listenability of the music. If the rest of the album is this good, I will happily worship the Lord.

Check out “A Wound Out of Time” below. Poisoned Altars comes out January 27 on Relapse. You can pre-order physical copies here and digital copies here.

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