The Needle Drop

Mayhem - "VI.Sec."

New MusictheneedledropComment Next month, previously mentioned Norwegian black metal titan Mayhem will return with its first album in seven years, Esoteric Warfare. And as their label observes, they are indeed "back with a vengeance!" This latest track "VI.Sec." goes through a number of brutal phases, whether the band be at semi-melodic crawl or amid a flurry of tremolo guitar and blast beats. The wretched vocals a little after the minute mark are particularly intense. I'd describe them as akin to the squawk of a velociraptor - abrasive stuff. Happy listening!

Esoteric Warfare is due out June 10 via Season of Mist. Stream another track "Trinity" here via Metal Insider.