Back with their first record since 2016, Denver wrath-bringers Call of the Void are tackling the delusional horror of cults and the leaders who control them on "ReDeath," taken from the upcoming LP Buried in Light.
"This song is a full step into the evolution of our sound," explains drummer and vocalist Gordon Koch. "We wanted to create an anthem of blind rage so we pushed ourselves musically and teased with black-metal overtones." The blackened bits come through loud and clear, adding a sharp, frozen edge to the group's sludgy post-metal heft. Unrelenting blast beats and razor-edged riffs ring out through each verse, reaching their peak in a profound moment of lyrical ire with, "This is not a shrine / this is a tomb."
All of this pointed commentary is highlighted in the unease of the found footage clip featuring chilling, cleverly edited segments of speeches by cult leaders like Heaven's Gate head honcho Marshall Applewhite, the man responsible for the deaths of 39 people who bought into his fallacies. "This is the inner monologue of waking up in a blind rage for those who have 'wronged you'," adds guitarist and lead vocalist Patrick Alberts.
Buried in Light is out May 10th via Translation Loss Records. Pre-order your copy here, and check out Call of the Void on their upcoming West Coast dates when they hit the road with Cult Leader in May.
05/10 - Record Release show, Denver, CO - the Hi-Dive (no Cult Leader)
05/21 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Beehive
05/22 - Boise, ID - The Shredder
05/23 - Seattle, WA - The Highline
05/24 - Vancouver, WA - Modified Ghost
05/25 - Portland, OR - Tonic Lounge
2. Suck Me Dry
3. Living Ruins
4. The Master
5. Drowning Hour
6. God Hunts
9. Buried in Light
10. Wave of Disgust
11. Almighty Pig
13. So It Ends