NYC progressive sludge trio Restless Spirit share a visualizer video for the title track of their sophomore album »Blood Of The Old Gods«, out on December 10th, 2021 via the band’s own label Lifesblood Records.
01. The Betrayer
02. Judgement And Exile
03. Crooked Timber Of Humanity
04. The Reclaimer
05. Cascade Immolator
06. Blood Of The Old Gods
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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 10th on Lifesblood Records.
“Restless Spirit absolutely refuse to choose between more complicated musical ideas and the absolute swagger which powers every single one of their riffs.” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
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.
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.
Photo by Wyatt T Photography
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 10th, 2021 through the band’s own imprint Lifesblood Records.
Restless Spirit is:
Paul Aloisio – Vocals, Guitars
Jon Gusman – Drums
Marc Morello – Bass