WARTORN – Rage. Resentment. Darkness falls upon the happy days of small town. The doors have been blown apart at their hinges and a swirling black cloud of hostility is in your face and commanding your Metal senses. This is all part of the cataclysmic eruption of Crust extremity, that awaits you, with this new WARTORN release: Iconic Nightmare.
The Extreme Metal crossover appeal is so enriched with WARTORN’s violent sound that it boggles my Metal mind. Wether it’s Death, Punk, Grind, Hardcore, Crust, Thrash or Black Metal that’s your obsession, the skull crushing totality of relentless and brutal sound that WARTORN administers on Iconic Nightmare is overwhelmingly grand.
There’s something to be said about the strength of merciless and Extreme Music. This is the stuff I listen to for strength to look my deceivers in the eyes and laugh at their tormented souls. WARTORN is as unsophisticated as anything you’ll ever hear in your Metal life and that’s a damn inspiring good thing too.
Extreme Music isn’t about plastic bells and red carpet whistles for me. No blatant way. Extreme Music, for me, is about the IMPACT and total disregard for our societal norms and WARTORN have torn the fuck apart any images of humanity’s status quo in my Metal mind. Metal be thy name.
WARTORN: Bitty (Vocals), Ryan (Guitar), Toban (Guitar) Derek (Guitar), Ela (Bass) and Hart (Drums).
ICONIC NIGHTMARE – Track Listing:
No Sanctuary No Salvation
Six Feet Under
Knee Deep In Blood
All Flags Still Burn
PRIOR PRESS RELEASE:
Southern Lord has unleashed hell with the new full-length from Midwestern death squad WARTORN.
Since 2004 this Appleton, Wisconsin-based brigade has protested political tyranny and societal injustices with a devastating brew of metallic crustpunk. WARTORN has assaulted live audiences across thirteen countries across North America and Europe in support of releases on renowned crust/punk labels including Profane Existence and Crimes Against Humanity, while its members also take part in other active and notable acts like Dresden, Remission, and Words That Burn.
Taking their attack to the next level, the energy and production of their newest full-length Iconic Nightmare elevates WARTORN’s powerful songwriting and execution to new levels, surging with nine crushing anthems in barely twenty-five minutes. Diehards of Wolfbrigade, From Ashes Rise, Tragedy and the like should not pass this one by.
(prior press release: Earsplit PR)
* For more info on WARTORN, click on the links below!
Southern Lord: http://www.southernlord.com
LONG LIVE WARTORN.