As you may or may not know, Californian next-gen thrashers Warbringer will be dropping album number four—IV: Empires Collapse—on Oct 29th through Century Media. The band have been on the road pretty much constantly since 2011’s Worlds Torn Asunder, and in that time have augmented their lineup with guitarist Jeff Potts and bassist Ben Mottsman, both plucked from Pittsburgh thrash crew Mantic Ritual. IV: Empires Collapse marks Mottsman and Potts' debut on record, and was recorded under the watchful eye of producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan/Sepultura), and mixed by Brett Eliason. Courtesy of the good folk at Century Media, here is an advance lyric video for “Hunter-Seeker". Not only should this give you a flavor for the roughhousing on offer throughout IV: Empires Collapse, but it will surely help all those rivetheads looking to take their audience participation to a whole new level beyond just screaming “HUNTER-SEEKER” into John Kevill’s face before executing a perfect wedge-monitor backflip.
Musically, you should know what to expect from Warbringer by now; the core of their sound is an uncooked mix of Teutonic and Bay Area thrash, but with weird atonalities and punked-up parts. Evetts and Eliason have kept Warbringer dry and raw, which is what you should want and expect from any thrash band worth their salt. Kevill describes “Hunter-Seeker” as a “ripping thrasher”, and the Deciblog sees no reason to argue with that. Enjoy.
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