San Diego-based brutal death metal outfit, Condemned, make their long-awaited return with their third full-length, His Divine Shadow. To help usher in the March 10th release you can now stream the album’s third release, “Omniscient Perturbations,” via Unique Leader’s Bandcamp page. Trust me when I say that the track’s mid-tempo ferocity is well-worth your time.
His Divine Shadow was recorded and edited by producer John Haddad (Abysmal Dawn, Phobia, Intronaut, et al.) at Trench Studios in Santa Ana, California, mixed by Art Paiz at Mana Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida, and mastered by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Converge, Black Breath, Mastodon, etc.) at West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York.
The album comes swathed in the cover art of Swedish artist and designer Par Olofsson (Deeds of Flesh, Cult of Luna, Immortal, Immolation, et al.), with album logo art by the lord of logos, Christophe Szpajdel (Emperor, Moonspell, Old Man’s Child, et al.).
His Divine Shadow is a vast, horrific tale of a darkened, parallel universe inhabited by an insect humanoid civilization that lives dominated and enslaved by a dark mysterious ruler whom they call “His Divine Shadow.”
His Divine Shadow Track Listing:
3. Omniscient Perturbations
5. Ascending The Spectral Throne
6. Nefarious Sanguine Decree
7. His Divine Shadow
8. Pestilential Reign
9. The Hive Ablaze
10. World-Reaving Terror
Since the release of 2011’s Realms of the Ungodly, Condemned has weathered a variety of personnel changes, leaving only original guitarist Steve Crow. Leading the way on vocals in 2017 is Sam Townsley who appeared as guest vocalist on the band’s Desecrate the Vile debut in 2007. His unique vocal style demonstrates absolute pandemonium: low and powerfully deep roars complemented by creative vocal patterns. Manning the drum kit is Tyson Jupin (Vile) whose powerful hits, fast kicks, varied blasts, and solid execution elevates Condemned’s inexorable heaviness tenfold. On bass guitar, is Ryan Reidy who shines with an innovative style, heavy dialed bass tones, and killer live performance skills. With the newly added members and a new album, Condemned returns to the death metal scene heavier than ever before.
Rock Hard \m/