New York-based Progressive Sludge and Doom Metallers Restless Spirit unleash their wrath with their unstoppable 7-minute juggernaut “Blood of the Old Gods,” the title-track from their new album due out December 10, 2021 via Lifesblood Records. Watch the official visualizer through the YouTube player below:
Further to their latest video “Cascade Immolator,” which showcased Restless Spirit‘s skillful take on a devastating and dynamic Doom, their new single “Blood of the Old Gods” is a 7-minute steamroller of flamboyant Progressive Sludge supported by Paul Aloisio’s forceful vocals— a track the band described as “the heaviest on the album, and definitely the most challenging to play.”
The follow-up to their 2019 debut “Lord of the New Depression” is a towering 39-minute of pummeling heavy, displaying the trio’s technical prowess by ingeniously interweaving turbo-charged onslaughts with bone-crushing doom epics. Riff after riff, hook after hook, new album “Blood of the Old Gods” is a series of grandiose and haunting soundscapes that should thrill fans of Crowbar, The Sword, Kylesa, or Type O Negative.
Restless Spirit new album “Blood of the Old Gods” out December 10, 2021 via Lifesblood Records will be available on Bandcamp: https://restlessspirit.bandcamp.com/music
With one album and four EPs under their belt, Restless Spirit has been carving a path of their own in the underground US metal scene. While the band claims influences as wide as Black Sabbath, Type O Negative and The Sword, there is no shortage of ferocious riffs and indelible hooks to be found. Though they fit right in with the doom and stoner rock scene, the band trades a strict diet of fuzz for a more varied and melodic approach.
On the follow-up to “Lord of the New Depression” (2019), the trio finds themselves experimenting and adding a cohesive narrative throughout a towering 39-minute of pummeling heavy, adorned by a brooding artwork from famed painter Frank Frazetta, “Blood of the Old Gods” weaves grandiose sonic landscapes and haunting atmospheres for the ages. About the album, Restless Spirit explains: « Blood of the Old Gods is a concept album focused around the idea of going against the status quo and defying a society built around gratification through excess manipulation and deception. The realization that your heroes, your friends, your family can sometimes be the worst perpetrators of the things you despise. It tells the struggle of simply doing what you feel is right and while we are told that this is an easy task, it simply is not always true. This world is due for a change, as destructive as the path forward may be.«
It was recorded by Evan Perino at Shellshock Audio and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth. It will be released on December 10, 2021 through the band’s own imprint Lifesblood Records.
Paul Aloisio / Vocals, Guitars
Jon Gusman / Drums
Marc Morello / Bass