THY ART IS MURDER
DEAR DESOLATION (NUCLEAR BLAST)
AUSSIE DEATHCORE KINGS ROAR BACK FROM THE BRINK WITH A GENRE-REDEFINING RIPPER
1 SLAVES BEYOND DEATH
Addiction. Agony. Separation. Redemption? It’s been a rocky road for Thy Art Is Murder; from the breakdown and departure of frontman CJ Mcmahon in 2015, via his rehabilitation and reconciliation earlier this year, to this triumphant return. Here, every ounce of agony is on show, purged in an unrelenting, cathartic torrent.this will be nasty.
2 THE SON OF MISERY
Emphasising the ‘death’ in ‘deathcore’ is becoming the name of TAIM’S game. Gleefully old-school death metal influence pervades here, before a gargantuan breakdown thumps nails into the coffin.
3 PUPPET MASTER
Ever wondered what Lamb Of God might sound like abandoned in the desert, on a diet consisting exclusively of wasps? THIS.
4 DEAR DESOLATION
TAIM’S answer to the eternal, moody deathcore conundrum: what happens when you roar into the abyss? The abyss roars back. Really loudly. 5 DEATH DEALER ‘KILL IN THE NAME OF YOUR TYRANT!’ rings the glorious battle cry on this stunningly rough-andtumble ear-smasher. Expect a million mosh-pit injuries in its wake.
6 MAN IS THE ENEMY
Well, that’s not the title of a nice cuddly ballad, now is it? Nope! It’s another blunt-force banger that wants to rip your spleen out through your ear-holes.
7 THE SKIN OF THE SERPENT
Beatdown fatigue? No time for that, as a storm of chainsaw-riffs herd us into another stomach-lurching breakdown. Hooray!
8 FIRE IN THE SKY
Smouldering guitars? Funereal atmospherics? Just the calm before another sonic firestorm.
9 INTO CHAOS WE CLIMB
We’re on the ropes at this stage.they’re going for the knockout blow…
10 THE FINAL CURTAIN
…OOOF! And there it is – one last bloody-knuckled surge finishes us off. It feels more like a fresh start than a fullstop, however. Know this: the monsters from down under are hammering everupward again.thy Art Back In Business!