‘Stare Into Death And Be Still’ is the crushing sixth full-length from New Zealand-based death metal trio Ulcerate.
Set for release on April 24th, the unparalleled sound of Ulcerate finds its emotional apex on ‘Stare Into Death And Be Still’, as the band emerges from the claustrophobia and dissonance of their recent past to offer up a next-level exploration of melody, harmony, and power. The band’s signature, ultra-atmospheric blend of unorthodox death metal with the textures of futurist black metal is here pared down with the consummate hand of experience, giving stunning credence to the riff, the song, and the meaning. Thematically, the album explores the concept of “death reverence” – drawing on recent personal experience to confront the truism that death and tragedy aren’t always sudden or violent, that people are often passive observers trapped “in the silent horror of observing death calmly and cleanly.”
In advance of the release of ‘Stare Into Death And Be Still’, the band is pleased to unveil harrowing album closer, “Dissolved Orders.” At once traumatic and cathartic, the track writhes under the weight of its own sonic enormity.
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