Georgia-based hardcore punk outfit Dying Whale release their Last Moments Of Misery album on 3rd February
The band recorded the album at Earthsound Studios in their hometown of Valdosta, Georgia in February 2015, their fourth time working with engineer/producer Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First to Last, I Set My Friends On Fire) as they feel fully at home in his studio. Following a lineup shift, this is the first of the band’s recordings to feature bassist Matt Zagorski also handling vocals, which mesh with the explosive and multifaceted delivery of guitarist Josh Zorn. Drummer Eli Werth makes his debut with the band, adding an element of urgency to the music that wasn’t fully captured before. With additional vocal contributions from Rich Weinberger (Gatherers), Jeff Hill (Machinist!), Kelby Clark (Divorce Ring), Nannen Gatchell (Smiler), and Victor Skamiera (Fero Lux) spread across the twelve song collection.
Unifying elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore with ferociously raw emotional delivery, the album packs a huge punch. Thematically, the record revolves around the dark periods in our lives, and the idea of not having a place in this world or a home in the afterlife has fueled the storyline. There’s not a neat genre hole you can fit this in – doom punk covers some of it but generally it’s good quality hardcore with a lot of attitude.
Nefarious Industries release the album in both CD and digital formats.
The album will be featured on Sonic Attack Podcast 196