Last year, Russian deathcore destroyers Slaughter to Prevail dropped Kostolom, their crushing sophomore album that we deemed one of the best deathcore releases of 2021. Since then, a lot has changed in their homeland after Russia invaded Ukraine back in February of this year, kickstarting a bloody conflict that continues to this day. Naturally, Slaughter to Prevail — whose singer, Alex Terrible, has been vocally opposed to the war on social media — decided to say something about it in the way they know best — a kickass, crushing extreme-metal song pointedly titled, "1984."
Inspired by the scarily relevant George Orwell novel of the same, the track is a candid call to "Please stop the violence/please stop the bloodshed on earth." It's by far Slaughter to Prevail's most political and lyrically urgent track yet, and it comes with a simple yet intense video of the band playing through it with their iconic masks on. Watch and listen above via YouTube.