(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
The Chicago-based heavyweights of doom and sludge, Pale Horseman, are preparing to deliver their most severe sonic blow yet. Their new album, “The Fourth Seal“, will be independently released by the band on November 24th.
The band is premiering a track from the new effort today with the Soundcloud-based cut “Final War” below. You can hear a clearly defined progression in the overall sound and style of Pale Horseman compared to their earlier output. It is definitely weightier, more full and encompassing, something they attribute to a change in drummers, as they explain:
“We are very pleased with the new album and more optimistic than ever about the future of the band in general. We put a lot of time and effort into this recording; more so than any of our previous releases. Back in May of 2016, we made a major line up shift with the addition of new drummer, Jason Schryver, and he has given the band a newfound power and energy which had not been present in our previous releases and live shows.
“The drums are better and the overall attitude of the band is more professional now too, which has made for a much more efficient and flourishing environment in the way of creativity as far as writing riffs and fleshing out song structures. We feel that this is by far our strongest and heaviest release to date.”
Check it out for yourself now and remember, pre-orders for The Fourth Seal are active now at this location.