They dropped some big teasers that this was coming earlier this week and now Gravemind have unleashed
the Kraken their new song ‘Phantom Pain‘ from forthcoming album Conduit.
This new one (with yet another reference to the videogame Metal Gear Solid) sounds so fucking good with a larger, bolder (almost anthemic) deathcore sound to it with a very hard-hitting subject matter, domestic violence. The backing instrumentals are on point and frontman Dylan Gillies-Parsons’ brutal screams and growls compliment the track perfectly. His stop down poetic reading is highlighted more in this track than any of the band’s others and it works so fucking well delivering a raw and powerful message which he explains:
“To me, Phantom Pain is the result of not being able to comprehend how anyone could bring life into the world, and then not do everything in their power to ensure that soul is taken care of. I believe we can only ever be responsible for ourselves – no one asked to be born, and we are all the masters of our own universe – however I can’t find love for those who create life, consciously or accidentally, and then falter without recompense.”
This new track is huge, even if you’re not the biggest deathcore/metal fan, chances are this’ll be the gateway track to get you into the gravy boys instantly.
The album will cover a whole stack of these personal battles according to Dylan:
“During writing, I was dealing with a lot of issues I thought had been put to bed a long time ago. The pressure of this album, and life in general at the time made it impossible to float above some of the emotions I was feeling. In writing songs like Phantom Pain, I was able to catch my breath, reflect, and let these stories find their rightful place. Some songs on this album took longer to make than others, but when I heard what Damon was writing, the lyrics literally wrote themselves in one evening, with little to no change.”
Gravemind are playing Greyscale Records’ band showcase in Melbourne this August. Details here
Pre-Order Conduit right here
Gravemind – Conduit tracklisting
1. THE EFFIGY
4. VOX POPULI
5. HARD RAIN
6. PHANTOM PAIN
8. ZERO-POINT ENERGY
11. THE ENTROPY