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Members of Horrendous and Crypt Sermon Team Up in The Silver

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Horrendous and Crypt Sermon are not exactly bands you’d associate with one another; they’re both fucking great and they’re both from phuckin’ Philly, but that’s really where the similarities end. Horrendous are a death metal band whose aim is to rip your head off and shit down your throat; Crypt Sermon play a more atmospheric style of Dio-era-Sabbath trad metal. They’re apples and invisible oranges.

Thing is, somewhere on the spectrum between trad metal and death metal lies black metal.

And so The Silver — the new project featuring Horrendous brothers Matt and Jamie Knox, Crypt Sermon drummer Enrique Sagarnaga, and newcomer Nick Duchemin — does indeed blend the two bands’ styles with incredible skill. Their Enslaved-esque debut single, “Fallow,” is far more vitriolic than Crypt Sermon, but also far more melodic than Horrendous; sometimes it sounds evil and saw-toothed, other times it sounds spacey and emotional. It bodes extremely well for the band’s first album, Ward of Roses, that’s for sure!

Do not delay; listen to “Fallow” below. Ward of Roses comes out October 15 via Gilead Media. Pre-order it here.

Ward of Roses track listing

  1. “…First Utterance”
  2. “Fallow”
  3. “Breathe”
  4. “Vapor”
  5. “Gatekeeper”
  6. “Behold, Five Judges”
  7. “Ward of Roses”
  8. “Then Silence…”
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