As Dallas-based leading death industrial duo, STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES, prepares for the Malignant Records release of their caustic Calm Morbidity full-length at the end of October, a new track from the album has been posted.
Stream STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES’ demoralizing “Cyclopia” at THIS LOCATION.
Fifteen years in, with an extensive discography including nine full-length releases under their belt, it’s safe to say that the terminally morbid STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES is the undisputed flag-bearing act for American death industrial. Perhaps they have been for a long time, but if there was any doubt, it’s quickly erased within the first minutes of Calm Morbidity.
Malignant Records will release Calm Morbidity on October 28th, the album packaged in a six-panel DVD-style digipak designed by M.C. De Jong of Gnaw Their Tongues, Aderlating, De Magia Veterum, and others. See the trailer for Calm Morbidity by Dominic Marceau/F Squared Media RIGHT HERE.
STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES’ first full length since 2013’s The Empirics Guild once again finds J. Stillings and L. Kerr channeling all things grim and grotesque, and while they don’t stray too far from the charnel house atmospherics you’ve come to expect, there’s a dynamic and dark energy that exists with Calm Morbidity that never fully existed before. From the heavily polluted and blackened drones, decrepit, percolating frequency beds, and acid dripping, highly processed vocals, everything about this release feels intensified and elevated. An immersive and riveting display of the macabre and unequivocally a high watermark within an already illustrious and impressive discography, Calm Morbidity bears ten tracks totaling nearly an hour of belittling intensity.