Seattle harsh/death metal trio HISSING is preparing for tomorrow’s release of their debut LP, Permanent Destitution, through Profound Lore Records tomorrow. An advance stream of the entire album is now playing through an exclusive at Cvlt Nation.
Permanent Destitution was engineered and mixed by Brandon Fitzsimons and mastered by James Plotkin. With already being at the mercy of HISSING’s punishing sound fabric, that added touch of droning noise segments, also crucial to the band’s sound, mixed with the doomy industrial components become that final element to make Permanent Destitution a towering monument of primal avant-deathnoise.
Cvlt Nation’s dissection of the album offers in part, “This isn’t an album that you play at a party, or drink beers with your friends to. This is an album that makes you forget reality. It doesn’t invoke sadness, or anger. It promotes fear, uneasiness and makes you want to bash your head into a cold stone wall over, and over trying to forget that you have stumbled upon something so powerful, and enlightening that you cannot comprehend or begin to understand. The insanity that is HISSING will be the talk of metal extremists for a while.”
Experience the wrath of HISSING’s Permanent Destitution at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.
Profound Lore will release Permanent Destitution on LP, CD, and digital platforms tomorrow, Friday, October 26th. Find preorders for the CD and LP HERE, CD and digital HERE, Euro preorders for the CD and LP HERE, and iTunes HERE.
HISSING will play a show in their hometown for the album’s release this Sunday, October 28th with Cavurn and Foul. They also play Seattle again on November 16th with Ulthar and Blood Atonement. Watch for additional performances and tour dates supporting Permanent Destitution to be issued in the weeks ahead.
Formed in 2014, HISSING has already made quite the reputation as a force to be reckoned with on the West Coast through various live appearances (which included a major US tour with Sunn O))) and Big|Brave, impressions made with their 2015 demo, and most notably with their 2016 self-titled 7” EP released by Southern Lord along with last year’s massive split with Sutekh Hexen through The Flenser.
Comprised of bassist/vocalist Zach Wise, guitarist Joe O’Malley, and drummer Sam Pickel, HISSING engages in dark, dissonant, cacophonous, inverted death metal drenched in noise, and with Permanent Destitution the band has created a nihilistic vision of deranged otherworldly auditory pandemonium. A soundscape of pure enveloping darkness and unrelenting chaos, Permanent Destitution deconstructs and builds itself through the walls and layers of pummeling audial turmoil and disarray generated through twisted angular guitar work and fretboard annihilation, surgically cold yet constructed and calculated death march drum ornamentations, and monolithic bass pulsations that become interspersed with an overall dark overbearing ambience.