Today, old-school death metallers Horrid stream the entirety of their highly anticipated fifth album, Beyond the Dark Border, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on June 1st via Dunkelheit Produktionen, hear Horrid‘s Beyond the Dark Border in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Italy’s longest-running death metal band, Horrid have built an enviously dependable, unyielding body of work since 1989. Taking initial inspiration from the dual gods of Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, the band spent the 1990s solidifying their sound over a clutch of demos and EPs. Eventually, come 2002, their debut album manifested itself as Reborn in Sin. From there, the name Horrid has continued to stand for the timeless upholding of classic death metal values.
But now, with the imminent release of Beyond the Dark Border, Horrid are set to stake their claim for death metal supremacy. Truly a summation of everything that makes the Metal of Death so enduring and engrossing, Beyond the Dark Border possesses pretty much every element one would want in a pure ‘n’ authentic death metal record: immediately memorable songwriting, crushing-yet-clear songwriting, breathless execution, interesting twists of texture, and just enough melody to remain rooted in foundational heavy metal. More than that, Horrid render the album a rollercoaster of dynamic darkness, leading the listener down nine separate-yet-linked corridors of nameless horror and eldritch dread. And, at a stout 50 minutes, Beyond the Dark Border remains compact and concise and yet fully satisfying – whoever said meat & potatoes death metal wasn’t the best meal? Go Beyond the Dark Border with Italy’s Horrid!
Go beyond all those borders exclusively HERE, with a full-album stream courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Preorder info can be found HERE. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Horrid’s Beyond the Dark Border 1. The Black March
2. Cursed Dunes
3. Blood Painted Walls
4. The Eyes Of Terror
5. The Statement
6. Sacrilegious Fornication
7. Missing End
8. Demonic Challenge
9. Beyond The Black Border