Harakiri for the Sky’s “You are the Scars” is the Best Metal Track You’ll Hear Today


harakiri-for-the-sky-arsonGood news for folks like me who have fallen madly in love with Harakiri for the Sky’s new album: it doesn’t come out until 2018, meaning I didn’t massively fuck up by not including it on my Best of 2017 list! Phew. I was genuinely worried there for a minute — this album is that good.

“You are the Scars” is the second track to be released from the album so far — following “Tomb Omnia” last month — and FUCK, this music just makes me feel things. Things that are at once aching, melancholic and triumphant. The musical formula isn’t groundbreaking — bands like Insomnium, Swallow the Sun and Omnium Gatherum have been cranking out this style of melodeath-doom for years — but the vocal approach here is, bringing it a distinctly third wave black metal feel. the result is absolutely gorgeous and completely terrifying at the same time.

You are going to love this. I swear. Warrel fucking Dane is dead, for the love of god… you need this right now.

New album Arson comes out on February 16 on AOP. Pre-order it here!

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