(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Quebec’s sludgeish, extreme groove metallers Vantablack Warship unleashed their crushing début album, “Abrasive Pulmonic Speak“, today (January 26).
With the offering, the band render a massive metallic strike with the destructive capabilities of a nuclear detonation. The album features eight tracks of solid, impact-worthy riffage like that derived from a heavy, hardcore speed demon. Its’ ripping tunes are each applied with dirty, gut wrenching, in-your-face vocals and ready-to-destroy, true moshpit -inspiring anthems.
Guitarist Pat Gordon comments:
“Abrasive Pulmonic Speak”, the title of our album is a testimony to the harshness of our lyrics and music. They are pretty hardcore! But it also refers to the title track, which is based on the works of Henry Miller. He was expatriated for some of his earlier works that he put into print that at those times people never dared say out loud.
We are trying to channel that but from another an angle which is the stereotype that comes with metal music, which, quite frankly is tired. We have metalheads that are well into their 60s and 70s today. It’s annoying that people see us as a subculture when in fact we are a very legitimate culture.”
We here at Riff Relevant are super excited to deliver you the full album, streaming in its entirety, via Soundcloud below.
Check it out if you dare and should you survive the experience and choose to purchase it, do so here.
Vantablack Warship is:
– Pat Gordon – Guitar
– Yannick Pilon – Vocals
– Thierry Hivon – Guitar
– Kurt Clifford – Bass
– Pierre Pitre – Drums
1. Another Dead Rockstar (3:04)
2. Black Tongue Bertha (2:41)
3. Blood On The Mat (3:00)
4. Kill The Kid (2:44)
5. Ruderalis (2:26)
6. Abrasive Pulmonic Speak (2:57)
7. The Blackhole (2:52)
8. Crisis (4:57)
Album Length: 24:45
In related news, Vantablack Warship will be hosting their CD launch show on February 10th at Katacombes, with Floating Widget and Dizzygoth (details can be found here). The band has other live assaults scheduled, they are:
Feb 10 – Montreal, QC – Katacombes – info (CD Launch Party)
Feb 17 – Valleyfield, QC – Bougaricci – info
April 14 – Sainte-Thérèse, QC – Monte Cristo – info
May 4 – Niagara Falls, ON – The Geekery Pub – info
May 5 – Toronto, ON – Coalition TO
Vantablack Warship recently shared two official music videos from this album, “Another Dead Rockstar” and the NSFW “Blood On The Mat“. Check these out, too!