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Black Tusk Posts "Taste The Sin" Track By Track Breakdown

Savannah, GA's Black Task is currently streaming the new album "Taste The Sin" online at this location. The band has now posted a full track-by-track breakdown online through Decibel Magazine. The breakdown can be read below.

Song I: Embrace the Madness: (This song is about) if you hear this music or this sound and its making you go crazy, and makes you go mad from the sound. That’s how this one goes, its making your ears bleed, and talks about the thunder, a big storm rolling in.

Song II: The Snake Charmer: This is talking about the Taste the Sin theme. I wouldn’t say it’s the title track, but it’s most related to the artwork for sure. It’s talking about playing with the deadly snakes and you want to think you can tame the snake, which is a representation of any kind of evil, but eventually you know you’re going to get bit by it.

Song III: Red Eyes, Black Skies: Instrumentally, this one is full-force all the way through. This one is about being surrounded by this creature and all you can see is its eyes glaring in the distance and it’s almost like your running for your life but at the same time knowing you’re not going to make it. This song is evil and galloping through the whole thing.

* “Red Eyes, Black Skies” video will soon be unveiled, directed by Kevin Custer (High on Fire, Cannibal Corpse, and Dying Fetus)

Song IV: Way of Horse and Bow: That’s terminology that was first used for samurai. And so this song is all about pride and honor in any circumstance.

Song V: Unleash the Wrath: This song is something very important to us. Most people will not understand what this song is about, but the vocals were done by our friend Jason Statts and he’s been in bands for forever in Savannah and one of the best guys in the world. About a year and a half ago he was shot in the neck and is now paralyzed. He and a friend Dave Williams were both shot after they played a show here in Savannah, they were shot point blank by some little kid. Jason is still in a wheelchair and him and his wife are going through physical therapy to get him going and he is doing so much better now and we thought if we were talking about the sins of man and living through it and doing what you have to do… It’s all playing on the sin aspect and it shows we are representing that and saying it can be overcome. It started with this bad circumstance and there was a band negative energy that was welling up in everybody afterwards, and that’s what this is. It’s a proclamation. *Statts has been a member of Surt (the Destroyer), Snout, El Toro.

Track VI: Twist the Knife: “Twist the Knife” is about deceit and backstabbing. Pretty forward right there. It starts as a slow creeping intro, and it starts taking off by saying “you’ve been betrayed and deceived” and there is slow parts in it that are meant to lead up to it and than it kicks in more heavy.

Track VII: Double Clutchin’: One whole song that is split up into four chapters is “Double Clutchin’”—there [are] four sub-chapters. We started writing it and we had this theme and when we were thinking about it, it seemed to encompass everything we wanted to get across and it’d be rushed for one song or one lagging song musically and rushed vocally, so we decided if all the songs go into each other and flow. It would work with one theme musically and vocally but four sections to push you through a journey. Double Clutchin’ is racing terminology. Chapter 1: (Redline—this is an instrumental. If you’re sitting there at the starting line and you have your car redlining, your about to take off) Chapter 2: The Take Off (When you actually leave) Chapter 3: The Ride (What happens along the journey) Chapter 4: The Crash (What actually happens)

Track VIII: Toe Fry: “Toe Fry” is only on the vinyl and the European edition as well as for download. On the CD “Toe Fry” won’t be there. It’s a Buzzov*en cover. There was going to be a whole bunch of bands that were going to be on this Buzzov*en tribute album and it still has not come out to this day. That song was recorded almost three years ago in our practice space and we wanted to put it on there because it also runs with the theme of this album… and that song is up for interpretation for anyone who reads the lyrics or enjoys Buzzov*en but it thematically goes with the other songs. We wanted people to hear it and enjoy it as a little present almost. Its definitely showing that we are not just a new school band, we’ve been listening to this sort of stuff a long time. It’s giving the kickback to a band we liked and admired for a while.

Source: Decibel Magazine

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