As 20 Buck Spin prepares the death stench of EXTREMITY’s debut album, Coffin Birth, for release in July, No Clean Singing is airing the track “Like Father, Like Son.”
Founded by members/ex-members of Vastum, Ludicra, Agalloch, Repulsion, Cretin, and more, Oakland-based EXTREMITY burst like a pustule onto the death metal scene in 2017 with their Extremely Fucking Dead mini-LP. Its five ferocious tracks gave the first taste of what was to come, and now the band returns with its debut full length album, Coffin Birth, a hideous ode to the genre’s past and present.
EXTREMITY vocalist/bassists/guitarists Shelby Lermo offers with the new single, “Coffin Birth was my fourth time recording with Greg at Earhammer Studios in the last three years, and fourth or fifth time for Aesop as well. That level of familiarity with an engineer really allows for a free exchange of ideas, and a chance to get a little weirder with things. ‘Like Father Like Son’ is the seventh of eight songs on the album and serves as a closing chapter in a story about death, family, immortality, and fate.”
With the debut of “Like Father, Like Son” No Clean Singing discloses in part, “The song’s dynamism is further revealed in the contrast between the incendiary, paranormal soloing and the groaning, diseased melody that oozes through the track’s slowest movement. To cap this whole hideously explosive affair, the roaring, howling vocals are a ghastly horror in their own right — heartless, hungering, and deliciously foul.”
Stream “Like Father, Like Son” at No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE.
Watch for additional audio previews of Coffin Birth as well as EXTREMITY live actions and more over the weeks ahead.
Right from the start of the menacing opening intro track “Coffin Birth/A Million Witches,” EXTREMITY brutalizes with a hammer of pulverizing devastation and a defined melodic sensibility. Memorable and outright catchy songs that seamlessly veer from grinding speed to crushingly mid-paced unfold via a sordid concept that may reveal itself with careful attention.
As with its predecessor, Coffin Birth was recorded at Oakland’s Earhammer Studios — the birthplace for so many of today’s standout death metal releases – the album boasting both surgical clarity and pummeling raw aggression. In combination with the attention to detail in both song and lyric writing, EXTREMITY exhumes a debut album born straight from a coffin. Featuring vividly grim cover artwork by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Autopsy, Toxic Holocaust), and a guest appearance by Antti Boman of Demilich, EXTREMITY’s Coffin Birth is a prime acquisition for those who feast upon the works of Exhumed, Repulsion, Autopsy, Carcass, Death, Bolt Thrower, Impaled, Vastum, and Entombed.