[Photo by: Courtney Scholari]
Dallas-based tech/death trio, BARING TEETH, recently took part in a shredding session at Civil Audio in Denton, Texas to record a live studio set, as part of The Violitionist Sessions. Alongside a short interview, BARING TEETH clinically destroys three tracks from their second LP, Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins — “Visitant,” “Dripping Sun” and the title track — all recorded by Michael Briggs live with no overdubs.
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BARING TEETH, who was recently designated one of the best metal bands in North Texas by The Dallas Observer, released Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins through Willowtip Records at the end of November, the album recorded by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at Elmwood Recording, mixed by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Battles, Daughters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Swans). The record unloads thirty-seven minutes of the band’s most compelling, battering, slickly-executed technical death yet, with spacious atmospheres, frantic percussion and dissonant, angular riffwork. The band has been touring regionally in support of the album, and continues to do so through the Winter months, with shows booked this week, in early January, and more on the way.
BARING TEETH Tour Dates:
12/20/2014 Gatsby’s Mansion – Denton, TX
1/9/2015 Augustine’s – Hammond, LA
1/10/2015 Back to Back Bar – Bossier City, LA
Stream Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins in its entirety through Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION, and order the album through Willowtip Records RIGHT HERE.
Previously known as Soviet, BARING TEETH is an act formed by three musicians having collectively spent time playing in a plethora of acts including Cleric, Between The Buried And Me, Broadcast Sea and others. Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins long player is a true genre-bending masterwork sure to floor metallers of all walks. In a 4/5 rating, Sputnik Music hails, “BARING TEETH put out another superbly written, impeccably performed release,” while No Clean Singing opines, “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins does more than throw a fresh coat of paint on an old style; it seeks to question and re-define the depths and mission of death metal. In the process, the album submerges you in a haunting despair that brings a cold clinical chill to your bones and its mesmerizing effect lingers long after the music ends. Feeding you misanthropy that blooms kaleidoscopically, it teaches that walls exist only to be mutated and destroyed until the newly scarred forms resemble nothing the mind can grasp with comfort.” Gear Gods agrees, “BARING TEETH‘s sophomore slump-defier is Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins. It builds upon the Gorguts-inspired fractured take on extreme metal that the trio executed on so well with their initial release, but adds to it a much more oppressive atmosphere not unlike Deathspell Omega’s busier moments. But in contrast with many of the band’s peers, BARING TEETH have been sonically captured with a big, roomy, natural tone that makes the haunting moments gel in a way that scares the bejesus out of me when I listen with the lights off. The sound is akin to what you’d get if a couple seasoned jazz cats struck up an impromptu jam, and were then promptly possessed by the tainted soul of Lucifer, the rebel king of Hell.” Adds Dead Rhetoric in an 8/10 review, “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins is a big ‘ol step into the world of dissonant, sometimes avant-garde, but always ‘whacked’ death metal.”