Following up their Orion Fenix EP from earlier this year, German gothic doom bulldozer Owl have returned with a new LP due via Temple of Torturous on September 7th. The new effort, titled Nights in Distortion, is a six-track juggernaut that at times resembles Type O Negative and early Paradise Lost plus some of the masterful atonal riffing that Gorguts perfected. The latest single is the album's closer "Madness Is the Glory of This Life," a quietly melodic ripper that leans on the highly capable vocals of Christian Kolf — both his raspy talking voice with it's muscular croak and his singing style, which has genuine majesty. "Madness ..." has a goth slant, but always feels furious even into a middle section that is clearly the track's emotional core.
"I wanted a twisted cosmic death-metal song to end the album," says Kolf. "To love means to fear, to fear means to hate. The origin of so many problems in humanity. Life is crazy, so madness is the glory of this life. When you are in weird place and like that music, it probably should give you some strength. It is about total forlornness."
Check out "Madness Is the Glory of This Life" above for the first time. You can pre-order your copy of Nights in Distortion via Temple of Torturous.