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Call of the Void Post Sludgy New Ripper “God Hunts”

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Listen, guys: I’ve got to step out of the vaunted, rusty gates of the MetalSucks Mansion in a few minutes, but I really want to share this ripping new Call of the Void song with you first. It’s been too damn long since we’ve heard from this band — their 2016 EP A.Y.F.K.M. (short for Are You Fucking Kidding Me?) — and the sweet, sweet sludgy sounds of their new song “God Hunts” are doing everything in their power to keep my ass firmly at my desk.

But I do hafta run, so I’m gonna let former MS contributor Cat Jones do the heavy lifting from her writeup of the song’s exclusive premiere for Kerrang! seeing as she summarily nailed it: “Call Of The Void take the basic tenets of sludge metal and turn the genre on its head by adding punk beats, unsettlingly dirgy low-end, and vocals that would make Aaron Turner of ISIS proud.” Amen!

Next I’m gonna turn to guitarist Nathan Siegrist to tell you about the track’s lyrical themes: “This song is about forced religious indoctrination of at risk people/children. A tool used to maintain numbers in religious organizations, especially in small outsider groups. How families break the minds of their children to strip them of their individuality for self serving purposes. ‘God is harvesting the mind.’”

And finally, I’m going to let you decide for yourself, because how can a couple of know-nothing metal writers and a guy who’s in the damn band be trusted anyway? Stream “God Hunts” below and see what you think. Call of the Void’s new album Buried In Light comes out on May 10th via Translation Loss Records and can be preordered here. Tour dates underneath the embed.

May 10 – Record Release show, Denver, CO at the Hi-Dive
May 21 – Salt Lake City, UT at The Beehive w/ Cult Leader
May 22 – Boise, ID at The Shredder w/ Cult Leader
May 23 – Seattle, WA at The Highline w/ Cult Leader
May 24 – Vancouver, WA at Modified Ghost w/ Cult Leader
May 25 – Portland, OR at Tonic Lounge w/ Cult Leader
May 26 – Oakland, CA at Oakland Metro w/ Noisem
May 27 – Sacramento, CA at Blue Lamp w/ Noisem
May 28 – Reno, NV at The Holland Project w/ Noisem
May 29 – Las Vegas, NV at Dive Bar w/ Noisem
May 30 – Santa Fe, NM at The Cave w/ Noisem

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