CONTRITION: No Clean Singing Streams Broken Mortal Coil Album From Past/Present Usurper, Cobalt, Yakuza, Novembers Doom, And Chrome Waves Members; Album Sees Release Friday Via Disorder Recordings

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No Clean Singing is currently hosting an exclusive, advance stream of the entire Broken Mortal Coil full-length from Chicago-based CONTRITION, embodying current/former members of Nachtmystium, Wolvhammer, Usurper, Cobalt, Yakuza, Novembers Doom, Chrome Waves, Bones, and more. The LP is set for release this Friday through Disorder Recordings.

CONTRITION picks up where prior collective Doomsday left off, rebuilding the lineup with a new moniker and immense intensity. The band sees Jerome Marshall (Cobalt, Yakuza) on vocals, Garry Naples (Novembers Doom, Without Waves) on drums, Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves, Deeper Graves, ex-Wolvhammer) on guitars and synth, and Jon Woodring (Bones, ex-Usurper) on bass. The group’s Broken Mortal Coil debut is a gnarled, gritty affair, recorded during the 2020 lockdowns. The album delivers a deluge of stomping, groove-forged, low-end savagery, with the influence of early 1990s death metal, thick modern tones, and a hostile, streetwise vibe.

Broken Mortal Coil also features additional vocals on “For Misery” by Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), additional guitars on “Diluted” by Leon del Muerte (Impaled, ex-Exhumed, ex-Intronaut), additional synth and vocals on “Desolation Star” by David Brenner (Gridfailure), and additional guitars on “Nihilistic Right” by Corey Parks (Graveripper). The album was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Wilson at Disorder Recordings, completed with cover art by Ethan McCarthy (Primitive Man) and design by Wilson, and closes with a twisted rendition of Nirvana’s “Tourette’s.”

Wilson reveals, “This is an album I’ve had going around in my head for quite some time now. Fortunately, the pandemic was the perfect shitstorm to award us the opportunity. The sheer amount of bourbon consumed during the tracking of this album would’ve killed most bands in 2021, but it only accentuated the gnarly vibe in this case. Hopefully, there’s an old-school attitude that shines through here as well because I think that’s where all of our heads were. We’ll be back for more in 2022.”

No Clean Singing writes in a section of their detailed review of CONTRITION’s Broken Mortal Coil, “Fueled by drumming that threatens ruptured spleens and craggy bass lines that compulsively thump the nerves, the rhythms of the music alternately stomp, rumble, gallop, fire like automatic weaponry, and detonate like megaton bombs — all of it executed with relentlessly ferocious intent. The riffing is tuned to a gut-gouging degree of distortion and delivers earth-quaking heaviness, as well as corrupted melodies that channel madness and misery. The guitar leads seethe like heated poison, swarm like piranhas, and scream and swirl like demented specters, giving the music a frightening supernatural aura.”

Stream CONTRITION’s entire gnarled Broken Mortal Coil LP first at only at No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE.

Broken Mortal Coil will see release through Disorder Recordings on LP, digipak CD, and digital formats this Friday, October 29th. Find preorders RIGHT HERE.

Watch for videos, show announcements, and more from CONTRITION to post over the bleak Winter months.