Doom metal outfit Spirit Adrift have premiered a new track )with accompanying video) from its upcoming full-length, Chained to Oblivion, at Terrorizer. The new track is titled “Form and Force” and expertly combines classic doom stylings with expressive melody and ethereal atmosphere. Mastermind Nate Garrette commented on the tune:
“‘Form and Force’ is about, quite simply, things not being what they seem. All the songs on ‘Chained To Oblivion’ deal with some heavy, personal subject matter. I tried to make the lyrics as open to interpretation as possible, so that anyone who hears or reads them can experience some of their own catharsis. HP Lovecraft definitely helped with that on this song. On the music side of things, there are a couple of interesting tidbits. The guitar solos on ‘Chained To Oblivion’ are almost all doubled or harmonized. I felt like this one was so special that I let it stand alone, other than one brief segment toward the end. It’s hard to pick a favorite guitar solo on the album, but this might be it. Another interesting thing is the ending. It’s by far the most abrupt, concise ending of any Spirit Adrift song. Whether or not that was intentional, who knows. I hope this small taste of what’s in store on ‘Chained To Oblivion’ connects with people, and gets them excited to experience the big picture.”
Check out the video after the break.
Chained to Oblivion will be released on August 12 via Prosthetic Records. Pre-order here.