There’s no denying it, Toronto, Ontario-basedtrio, Black Absinthe, are offering pure hard -based heavy metal. The band is firmly grounded in genre roots, but they make it fresh with a touch of modern elements, such as gruff vocals and sing-along choruses. It’s very clear that Black Absinthe are doing what they do for the love of doing it… and that’s exactly how it should be done.
Black Absinthe’s debut album, Early Signs of Denial, is produced by Sum 41’s Dave Baksh (Cross Dog, The Mahones) plus mixed and mastered by Frank Gryner (Rob Zombie– Hillbilly Deluxe). Out now, as of May 13, 2016, the album is the band’s first professional recording to follow their three self-recorded EPs: Live at Coalition (2014), Noise Complaint (2014), and Augusta (2012).
You can stream and order the album through Black Absinthe’s Bandcamp page.
Comments vocalist/guitarist Jack Cerre:
This was our first foray into recording in a studio environment plus working with a producer and mixer. Having a team of people around us helped us produce better songs at a higher quality to give our fans the chance to hear what we’re truly about without the barrier of poor recordings. It’s our jump from the basement to the studio, the raw energy is still there, but there’s an added level of detail to each track. We wanted to make a significant jump forward in quality and songwriting plus for fans who have been following us, we think they’ll be pleasantly surprised.
The title, Early Signs of Denial, is a conceptual connection to the themes of fear, corruption, and overcoming disparity, which is explored in the album’s songs.
Early Signs of Denial Track Listing:
1. The Wild (3:50)
2. Is This Life (4:42)
3. Berj Khalifa (3:19)
4. Pigs (4:03)
5. NOW (3:58)
6. Winter (6:23)
Rock Hard \m/