War Curse

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Format: CD

Cat No: 160592

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Release Date:  20 October 2023

Label:  Metal Blade Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  039841605921

Genres:  Hard Rock & Metal  Heavy Metal  

  • Description

    Having built a devoted fan base for their thrash-oriented metallic attack starting with 2015's Final Days and cemented with 2019's Eradication, War Curse return in 2023 a more refined animal. In fact, it could be argued that the ten tracks of Confession stand as War Curse's Black Album, having the courage to move beyond what they're known for and to focus on songwriting, groove, dynamics and melody, without compromising on muscle one iota. "We experimented with new sounds, old sounds, took in new influences, old influences, and let the songs come together as organically as possible," states guitarist Justin Roth. Six months were dedicated to tracking the record, based at Amish Electric Chair Studios in Athens, Ohio, the band self-producing with a lot of helpful input from engineer Neil Tuuri. Despite having essentially complete songs before entering the studio they once again tore them apart and worked on them as they recorded, shedding a full eighteen minutes from the ten tracks, cutting all the fat and making sure each one was a well-timed blow to the solar plexus. The band also recorded every song the old-fashioned way, full takes, attempting to capture the authenticity of a live performance. What the listener hears is exactly as it was played in the studio.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Nothing
      • 2. Fortress of Agony
      • 3. Confession
      • 4. Miracle Broker
      • 5. Power of the Powerless
      • 6. The Convoy
      • 7. Return to Dust
      • 8. Sowing Division
      • 9. Rusty Nail
      • 10. Illusion of Choice