Get ready for a serious aural infliction in the form of CENTURIES‘ Taedium Vitae, streaming at Rocksound today. The Florida-based wielders of ominous disgus have this week released their debut LP on Southern Lord, and it is available to listen to AT THIS LOCATION.
Taedium Vitae is a relentless barrage of abrasive, blackened, emotive hardcore played with a strong sense of urgency as CENTURIES unload their most potent brew of dark hardcore surging with tragic melodies and an emotive angst-ridden vocal assault. Aspirations are methodically countered through rapidly executed and slowly shifting declines in pitch, implications of hopelessness are harnessed in the fantastic cyclical monotony of the d-beat and dry-throated vocals are placed around the riffs like a distorted transcript of a confession. Taedium Vitae blasts by under a consistently intense regime of percussive perdition, with moments of unique fascination – white noise nose dives, string-wrenching clamor and an all encompassing overcast mood, delivered through the medium of brimstone hardcore and the burnt flavor of dejected crust. The record was recorded with Kris Hillbert at Legitimate Business studios in Greensboro, North Carolina and is out now worldwide this week through Southern Lord.
CENTURIES have also been confirmed as performers at the fourth annual The Power Of The Riff in Los Angeles this weekend, the band set to share the stage with The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, M.D.C., Iceburn, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Dead In The Dirt and tons more. Directly after returning home from TPOTR, CENTURIES will assault Tampa and Miami with record release shows for Taedium Vitae.
8/09-10/2013 The Echo & Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA @ The Power Of The Riff [info]
8/16/2013 house show – Tampa, FL w/ Super Mutant
8/17/2013 Grown Up House – Miami, FL w/ Super Mutant