Horrendous - Debut Second New Single

Death metal innovators Horrendous have recently debuted the second track off of the impending Idol album, set to be released via Season of Mist this September 28th. After showcasing "Soothsayer", you can now discover "The Idolater" right here. The new output follows Anareta released three years ago.

"The Idolater is the most direct expression of malaise on Idol, lyrically honing in on the despotic political figureheads that seem to be coming to power in the Western world," says vocalist/guitarist Matt Knox. "While it is largely a reaction to the current political landscape of the US, I also wanted it to extend to past legacies of tyrannical control, whether from church or state, and the social climates that give birth to them. The 'tyrant' of the song, while applicable to our times, is also archetypal, reflecting the age-old cycles of power gained through intimidation and fear, and personal agency traded for a (false) sense of security. It all falls in line with the larger theme of the album of relinquishing one's power and self determination to the various Idols that surround us, and questioning our roles in sustaining them.

"Musically, the song is the most direct on the album," he continues, "adhering to a more 'traditional' song structure with a verse and 'chorus' of sorts that anchor the song as it develops and briefly veers off in different musical directions. The music and lyrics are also closely intertwined, with complementary changes in tone, tempo and dissonance as the lyrical narrative progresses. I always loved songs that are a perfect reflection of the lyrical landscapes within them, where the music is an integral part of the 'story' of a song, and I think this is one of our best examples of it to date."

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Posted: 09.08.2018 by BloodTears

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