Creeping Death make the type of death metal that could only come from Texas. The Dallas wrecking crew deal in pendulum-like grooves that evoke the spirit of Pantera and sturdy, utilitarian riffs that have the mosh-inducing appeal of Power Trip.
Last month, they announced that they're dropping a new EP, The Edge of Existence, later this year and unveiled its hulking title-track as a lead single. Today (September 23rd), we're stoked to be premiering another monstrous song from that project called "Humanity Transcends."
Although the entire final minute of the track sees them jamming on a relentless power-groove that's too savory to let up, the first half brings to mind everything from Bolt Thrower to the Black Dahlia Murder without sounding like any one death metal predecessor in particular.
Lyrically, this is some end-of-times shit that feels all too fitting for our ongoing predicament. "The gods they unleashed a ruthless disease/Populations wiped out in record time," vocalist Reese Alavi bellows with his gurgling yet decipherable delivery. Listen above via YouTube.
"'Humanity Transcends' continues the narrative arc of the EP and finds the main character at a turning point in the story," Alavi says. "The massive intro paired with blistering fast-paced riffs puts the character in a unique situation to rise above their apocalyptic surroundings, but not without a hitch."
The Edge of Existence is out October 8th via eOne and is available for pre-order here.