Genocide Pact announce new self-titled record, out on December 3rd via Relapse Records
Close to the end of this year, Genocide Pact will return with an eponymous new record; an overdose of gut-wrenching death metal that is heavy, engrossing and undoubtedly brutal. The band has shared a video for a new song, entitled “Perverse Dominion”, of which vocalist/guitarist Tim Mullaney comments, “Lyrically, this song is about how, as humans, our greatest strength is our mind – and in a world of people stepping over each other to get ahead, the mind is the first thing targeted by powerful people trying to keep you below them. Every day we are manipulated by corporations and politicians that think we are idiots – make their jobs harder and don’t be one”. True to his word, every track on Genocide Pact’s upcoming self-titled record is a sonic assault brimming with palpable malaise. From the guttural screams in the album’s opener “Led to Extinction”, to the driving double bass that carries “Perverse Dominion” and a head rattling low end on “Deprive Degrade”, this new record is wholly negative death metal and it captures the band’s collective frustrations and personal journeys through these turbulent times. “You turn on the news and see mass shootings, a global pandemic, endless war, and corporations and politicians trying to sell you bullshit. You pick up your phone and another friend or family member has died. On top of that, you’re broke as fuck and work endlessly for a boss that doesn’t even know your name. You find yourself paranoid, pissed off, and embracing nihilism,” Tim Mullaney says. Genocide Pact have learned to embrace the negativity, churning out one of 2021’s ugliest and unforgiving records.
Genocide Pact will be released on December 3rd via Relapse Records. Physical and digital pre-orders are available here.
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