Less than four short years into their career, Death Metal Defenders of the Old GRUESOME(featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, etc.) return with their second full-length sermon, Twisted Prayers. Twisted Prayers follows DEATH’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics.
Watch a lyric video for GRUESOME’s new song “A Waste of Life” below.
Vocalist / guitarist Matt Harvey commented on the new song: “‘A Waste of Life’ was a great opportunity to channel Chuck and vent some frustration in a constructive way – through making some good ol’ fashioned Death Metal. It’s great to move forward in the Death catalog and get some new ground to cover. As much fun as we had working with the raw and nasty stuff on Savage Land and Dimensions of Horror, it’s great to challenge ourselves musically and thematically just like Chuck, James, Terry and Bill did on Spiritual Healing. Hopefully we do those guys justice and everyone has as much fun listening to the track as we did creating it”
Additionally, GRUESOME will release a cover of MANTAS’ “Legion of Doom” as part of Decibel Magazine’s Flexi Series in the forthcoming June issue. An accompanying Flexi Disc featuring companion artwork and a cover of POSSESSED’s “The Exorcist” will be available with the deluxe LP edition of the album at Relapse.com.
Twisted Prayers Tracklist:
2. A Waste of Life
4. Lethal Legacy
5. Fatal Illusions
6. Crusade of Brutality
7. At Death’s Door
8. Twisted Prayers