Dear Desolation by Thy Art Is Murder on Apple Music

10 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

For their fourth full-length album, the metal crew deliver deathcore fueled by pummeling drumbeats and machine-gun riffs. Most notable, however, is the return of frontman CJ McMahon after a break from the band. His trademark growling vocals and primal screams sound as invigorated and vicious as ever, forcing extraordinary intensity onto the brutal lyricism. Dear Desolation is unrelenting: “Slaves Beyond Death” opens the record with savage breakdowns, while Lee Stanton’s punishing drumming on “The Son of Misery” sets the insidious, thrilling atmosphere.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For their fourth full-length album, the metal crew deliver deathcore fueled by pummeling drumbeats and machine-gun riffs. Most notable, however, is the return of frontman CJ McMahon after a break from the band. His trademark growling vocals and primal screams sound as invigorated and vicious as ever, forcing extraordinary intensity onto the brutal lyricism. Dear Desolation is unrelenting: “Slaves Beyond Death” opens the record with savage breakdowns, while Lee Stanton’s punishing drumming on “The Son of Misery” sets the insidious, thrilling atmosphere.

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About Thy Art Is Murder

A hard-hitting Aussie deathcore unit in the vein of Carnifex, Whitechapel, and Suicide Silence, New South Wales-based Thy Art Is Murder specialize in savage breakdowns and punishing, tech-heavy blasts of djent-fueled riffage. Formed in 2006 around the original lineup of vocalist Brendan Van Ryn, guitarists Gary Markowski and Sean Delander, bassist Josh King, and drummer Lee Stanton, the band issued a debut EP, Infinite Death, in 2008, which clawed its way into the Top Ten on the Australian independent charts. Van Ryn left the group shortly after the record's release, citing creative differences, and was replaced by Chris "CJ" McMahon from Sydney metalcore band Vegas in Ruins. After a flurry of lineup changes, the group headed into the studio to lay down tracks for its debut long-player, the Skull & Bones-issued The Adversary (2010). In 2012 the band released its sophomore studio LP, Hate, through Aussie independent label Halfcut, leading to a record deal with Nuclear Blast, which reissued the album the following year. The record charted in both the U.S. and Australia, and garnered mostly positive reviews, as did their third studio album, 2015's Will Putney-produced Holy War. The Depression Sessions, a vinyl-only split album with Fit for an Autopsy and the Acacia Strain, preceded the release of the group's highly anticipated fourth full-length effort, 2017's Dear Desolation. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Blacktown, New South Wales, Austr
  • FORMED
    2006

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