“Like skin brushing pavement, grand finale ‘Hope Is A Mistake’ provides one last fluid-filled smackdown of crunchy chords that gradually lose consciousness after a terminal blow.” – Invisible Oranges
Invisible Oranges is currently streaming “Hope Is A Mistake” from Louisiana blackened crust unit PALE MISERY. The demoralizing ode comes by way of the band’s Black Candles And Gutter Scum debut, set to drop May 31st.
Offers Invisible Oranges, “…crust-fuzed subgenres, whether they cross into the territory of black metal, hardcore, or sludge, are not shy in expressing that life is not all burritos and strippers — where matters diverge is what the artist chooses to do about it. For PALE MISERY, the appropriate response is not to cower, but rather, seek revenge: the trio’s debut album Black Candles and Gutter Scum channels this bloodlust through a cock-fight of unnerving samples and sweat-drenched warfare… Like skin brushing pavement, grand finale ‘Hope Is A Mistake’ provides one last fluid-filled smackdown of crunchy chords that gradually lose consciousness after a terminal blow.”
Adds the band, “‘Hope Is A Mistake’ is by far our favorite track on the album. It really juxtaposes the rest of the set and is sure to make for a killer live performance. Its placement as last on the track listing was an attempt to add some amount of relief to the otherwise high tempo album.”
Abandon all hope with PALE MISERY and “Hope Is A Mistake,” courtesy of Invisible Oranges, at THIS LOCATION.
Black Candles And Gutter Scum will be self-released digitally. For preorders, visit the official PALE MISERY Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION. Stream first single, “The Only Cure,” below.
A sonic ambush of second wave black metal and filth-infused crust emerges from the dying earth. Droning riffs poisoned in depression and drenched with violent distortion devour any dismal sense of hope. Out of time and out for blood, PALE MISERY crushes all that crawls with a devotion.
Starting as a duo, bassist Thorn Letulle and drummer Garret Cantu set the groundwork for what was to become PALE MISERY. Initially un-ordered chaos, the sound found structure with the early arrival of guitarist Jacob Neu. Solidified in their vision, the three went on to write, record, and produce Black Candles And Gutter Scum.
Captured over a period of two weeks, the majority of the album was self-recorded in the band’s home studio while drums were recorded in a wood shop. With the mission to capture the harmonic richness and dynamic performance of the band, atypical techniques were drawn upon; vintage methods paired with modern gear, along with Letulle’s custom built speaker cabinets.
Lulled into a false sense of calm, foreboding drones give way to hard hitting blackened crust. The unrelenting energy of the tracks coupled with a massive atmosphere coalesce into blood chilling doom that sends the soul to the void. PALE MISERY leaves nothing on the table for their first release with its conclusion leaving one begging for more.