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Leviathan’s “Gardens of Coprolite” May Give You Nightmares

  • Axl Rosenberg

Leviathan - Scar SightedThe title of the new Leviathan song, “Gardens of Coprolite,” may induce giggles (coprolite is fossilized shit — not, like, “shit” in the idiomatic sense, like “That new Leviathan album is some good shit!”, but actual feces) — but its no laughing matter. After a fairly long, highly atmospheric, cinematic build-up, the track suddenly detonates into anarchy, like a song written by a demonic Jackson Pollack using your ears as the canvas for his splatter. And there’s no relief from the intensity — when the music calms down a little bit for the first time, at the 2:28 mark, the chanting, warlock-like vocals of Jef “Wrest” Whitehead keep the tension ratcheted up to eleven. I can’t understand what the hell Whitehead is saying (so what else is new?), but if you told me it was an actual incantation meant to summon Satan, I would totally believe you. The next time the music calms down, at the 3:48 mark, guitars that are at once lugubrious and predatory begin to haunt the song, eventually coming to dominate and then conclude the track.

It’s a mindfuck, and it makes me wanna hide under my bed. I get shivers just thinking about it.

Listen to “Gardens of Coprolite” below. It will appear on Leviathan’s new album, Scar Sighted, which comes out March 3 on Profound Lore.

[via Heavy Blog is Heavy]

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