Nashville metallic hardcore upstarts Orthodox made waves in the underground with their 2017 album Sound of Loss, but it wasn't until September this year that they really infected our consciousness with the release of their vicious beatdown "I Can Show You God." Now they've unleashed an equally hair-raising and skull-smashing new single "Let It Take Its Course," which also happens to be the title cut off their newly announced sophomore LP.
While the sonic focus of "Let It Take Its Course" is destruction, eerie spoken word and chilling moans break up the pummel so the song grips as hard as it hits. With its tormented vocals, lumbering tempo, jagged, djenty palm-muting and scraping, atonal riffs, the cut nods to everyone from Slipknot and Gojira to Code Orange and Vein while still remaining distinctively the work of its makers.
"This song is the title track for a reason," vocalist Adam Easterling says. "Pieces of the album throughout can be tied to it in some way, whether it be vocally, instrumentally or lyrically — and I can't wait to share all of the pieces with everyone."
He added, "At the start of the writing process we were nervous. We'd never had to follow up a release that had any success before. Now that the album is done and the songs are in order — we truly feel like we aren't just following Sounds of Loss, but finding new ground for us to walk on."
Let It Take Its Course is set to arrive February 7th, 2020, but you can pre-order the album and merch bundles via Unbeaten Records now. See the record's cover art below.