“One of the most powerful tracks on the record, it represents a fittingly savage and imperious introduction to one of the most exciting new bands on the planet. Let the savagery commence!” – Metal Hammer on “Suffer”
Last week, atmospheric deathcore behemoths LORD OF WAR unleashed the audio lashings of their latest full-length via Unique Leader Records. Appropriately titled Suffer, the record was engineered and mixed by Daniel Castleman and Kelly Cairns (Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Carnifex, Winds Of Plague, Molotov Solution) and mastered by Miah Lajeunesse (Whitechapel, Aegaeon).
Today Metal Hammer is pleased to unveil the official new lyric video to the title track issuing, “Much to our surprise, 2016 has turned out to be an extraordinary year for deathcore, with fantastic new records from the likes of Despised Icon, Carnifex, Whitechapel, and Chelsea Grin… Perhaps the biggest surprise is that the relatively unknown LORD OF WAR have delivered the finest album of the lot… Suffer absolutely trounces all-comers with an exhilarating blend of ultra-modern brutality, irresistible grooves, chilling atmospherics, and some startlingly refined and mature songwriting. Most importantly, it will definitely kick your face off. To celebrate the release of this face-flaying masterwork, we are proud to present the world premiere of LORD OF WAR‘s new lyric video for the new album’s title track.”
Watch “Suffer,” courtesy of Metal Hammer, at THIS LOCATION.
You can also check out the record in full, still streaming at Decibel Magazine who hails the band’s “planet-smashing breakdowns and blastbeats,” at THIS LOCATION.
Order bundles for Suffer are available HERE.
In a 4.5/5 review of the record, New Noise Magazine champions a sound that, “finds a balance between Despised Icon’s technical deathcore and 7 Horns 7 Eyes’ atmospheric melodeath,” adding, “The band clearly understands how to execute all aspects of the deathcore style to perfection, which makes Suffer such a fine album…Modern death metal doesn’t get much better than this.” Wonderbox Metal concurs, “LORD OF WAR‘s second album is a finely-realized and impressive slab of high-energy death metal that has enough variety and interest to really stick out. Their brand of brutality features as much melodic feeling as it does deathcore beatdowns, making for an album that has depth, longevity and a massive amount of bite.” Adds Dead Rhetoric in an 8/10 score, “Suffer takes strong cues from the modern death metal scene and wraps them up into a punishing yet memorable package. Able to tap into both the atmospheric and deathcore communities with equal might… there should be plenty of metal fans who find something to enjoy with LORD OF WAR‘s latest. Heavy enough to knock down a few walls, but plenty of interesting things happening in the background to draw you in for future listens.”
LORD OF WAR has been inflicting its unique brand of thematically driven death metal on the world since 2011. Coming from their hometown of San Diego, California, the band draws inspiration from all across the world’s extreme metal spectrum. Always maintaining an uncompromising level of dedication to musicianship, LORD OF WAR constantly pushes their collective skill sets to the next level in order to deliver increasingly imaginative aggression to their fan base. The world took notice of their pervasive efforts after the band had landed shows and small tours with larger national touring acts, on their own. In the Fall of 2011, the band announced signing an album deal with Unique Leader Records, and in January 2012 released their debut album Celestial Pestilence.