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Horrendous Premiere New Song “Soothsayer” - New Album To Be Release “Idol” In September

Horrendous will have their new album “Idol” in stores on September 28th via Season Of Mist. A first taste of material from the effort, their new track called “Soothsayer”, is streaming below.

States the band:

“Before starting the writing process for ‘Soothsayer‘, we had been listening to a lot of King Crimson and I remember wanting to try writing something in the grandiose and rhythmic, multilayered style of their mid to late 70s output. I wanted to capture that same sprawling, menacing atmosphere they so frequently achieve.

Some experimentation with this idea led to the opening riffs/section of the song. The rhythmic foundation of the intro is slightly off kilter, giving it a bit of an unsettling/jarring sound, and the multiple layers built on top of it add additional rhythmic and melodic ideas which provide some nice counterpoint to the main riff and help flesh out this section of the song.

From there, the song constantly evolves, with spiraling, jagged riffing that shifts from angular tremolo passages into a melodic crescendo, only to return to the initial theme of the song and end. Soothsayer‘s lyrics mirror this chaos, describing the intangible yet all too present and influential effects of ideology-how it can become both a sword and shield used to protect antiquated thinking, and how it can in some cases seemingly possess one’s thoughts and actions, leading to violence as a balm to ameliorate one’s fear of social, political, or cultural erasure.

In ‘Soothsayer‘, ideology is at once a spirit, a great influencer, a God, a harbinger of destruction, and an epidemic of sorts, the roots of which are lying dormant in all of us. It’s a song about avoiding the teachings, biases, false information and other destructive thinking with which we have been inculcated.”

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1. Anonymous writes:

This song is killer. I like that they included a write-up along with it. I gave it 3-4 listens before reading this description and it really put my thoughts into words.

I'd say that the description of the lyrics seems like it's ripped right out of a Jordan Peterson lecture: Ideological Possession and such. But that doesn't sour me one bit on this song.

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