Salt Lake City sludge trio The Ditch and the Delta recently premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut LP, Hives in Decline, via Decibel Magazine. Titled “Dread Spectacle”, the slow-burning tune features lumbering, jagged sludge riffs and the occasional reflective, Neurosian dirge. The band said the following of the track:
“’Dread Spectacle’ is the last song we wrote for our album Hives In Decline, although the tuning and material for the bridge, had been written almost a decade ago. The lyrical content is based on two different lines and two ideas that are inextricably linked. The first line being, ‘We can’t blame it on fire flung from hands of an angry god.’ This idea is simply noticing humanity’s effect on the world and everything in it. Being aware of impending doom and aware of how we contribute to it, no matter how ‘green’ we think we are.”
Check out the track below.
Hives in Decline will be released on May 12 via Battleground Records. Pre-order here.
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