Just before Malignant Records releases Calm Morbidity — the cruel tenth full-length from Dallas death industrial duo, STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES — No Clean Singing has undertaken the courageous role of hosting a stream of the entire record.
The descriptive dissection of Calm Morbidity includes, “Even at its most quiet, the album is busy dismantling anything that resembles complacency or satisfaction and replacing it with claustrophobia and horror. And when the music reaches crescendos of black, storming, gut-churning sound, the atmosphere becomes one of unmitigated despair.”
Enter No Clean Singing and endure STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES’ Calm Morbidity at THIS LOCATION.
Heathen Harvest also recently hosted a premiere of the video for the album’s “Cancer Maiden” RIGHT HERE.
Calm Morbidity is packaged in a six-panel DVD-style digipak designed by M.C. De Jong of Gnaw Their Tongues, Aderlating, De Magia Veterum, and more. Malignant Records will release the album tomorrow, Friday, October 28th; digital orders can be placed HERE and physical HERE.
STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES‘ first full-length since 2013’s The Empirics Guild once again finds J. Stillings and L. Kerr channeling all things grim and grotesque, and while they don’t stray too far from the charnel house atmospherics you’ve come to expect, there’s a dynamic and dark energy that exists with Calm Morbidity that never fully existed before. From the heavily polluted and blackened drones, decrepit, percolating frequency beds, and acid dripping, highly processed vocals, everything about this release feels intensified and elevated. An immersive and riveting display of the macabre and unequivocally a high watermark within an already illustrious and impressive discography, Calm Morbidity bears ten tracks totaling nearly an hour of belittling intensity.
Fifteen years in, with an extensive discography including nine full-length releases under their belt, it’s safe to say that the terminally morbid STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES is the undisputed flag-bearing act for American death industrial. Perhaps they have been for a long time, but if there was any doubt, it’s quickly erased within the first minutes of Calm Morbidity.