The Dutch band River of Souls crossed our hawse way back with their pretty corny debut The Well of Urd. And a doomily powerful concoction it was, served on a foundation of the old gods’ shenanigans. One that wore out one or two of our turntables, by the way.
Now they’re back in the preparation loop for their upcoming new record called Usurper, due out mid-May. We just got ahold of their teaser Of Pit and Snare, their newest clip and it promises many metallic delights.
Now, this is harsh fare. The clip bombards you with extracts of the German campaign in Russia in WWII with a constant downpour of violence. This is quite a change away from the somewhat idolized lore of Yggdrasil and its well. And a subtle turn onto the road to perdition these folks found themselves in once the Russians hit back at them.
And this translates to the music. Darker, more demonically doom-laden, and full of wretched aggression. A much more mature piece of Extreme Metal if I compare it to the last full-length.
If this track is anything to go by, this bodes pretty well for the upcoming sophomore record. Red-hot metal galore, that’s what our tortured soul craves presently. And I have a feeling we will get what we asked for.
But whatever the outcome will be, here is Of Pit and Snare. Judge by yourself:
Label: Self-Released | Web: Official Band Site
Release date: 16 March 2020