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Album Stream: Low Estate, The Covert Cult of Death


Snuggled in tightly in the nexus of post-hardcore, black metal and skronky death metal lies Low Estate, a new outfit split between Austin, TX and Brooklyn, NY.

The band has quite the pedigree in all those areas, with Brendan Tobin (Red Sparowes) on bass, Geoff Garlock (Orchid) on guitar, Jimmy Hubbard (The Year is One) on vocals, and Christopher Todd (Sannhet) on drums. And with guest appearances by Integrity’s Dwid Hellion, David Castillo of Primitive Weapons and Zachary Lipez of Publicist UK, their debut album The Covert Cult of Death is quite the star-studded affair. But reason #1 to check it out isn’t that; it’s the fact that it rips, churns, cuts, eviscerates and all the things that this kind of heavy music is supposed to do, namely make you extremely uncomfortable. Give it a listen below.

The Covert Cult of Death comes out on October 20th via The Flenser; pre-order it here.

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