Black metal second-wavers Perverticon stream the entirety of their long-awaited second album, Wounds of Divinity, at Decibel magazine’s website. Set for international release on January 25th via Iron Bonehead Productions, hear Perverticon‘s Wounds of Divinity in its entirety exclusively HERE.
It’s been a quiet five years since Perverticon last released an album. Bearing the telltale title of Extinguishing the Flame of Life, the album was a bolt-from-the-blue introduction to Perverticon and poignantly displayed the band’s mastery of pure, undiluted second-wave black metal. Now, with Wounds of Divinity, they eclipse that feat with a longer, stronger record that proves the past is indeed alive.
From songwriting on down to production, Perverticon‘s Wounds of Divinity authentically breathes the breath of the ancients – specifically, Scandinavian black metal from 1996 to 1999. No surprise, then, that the band is Swedish, but labor under no delusions that the power-trio are merely (and listlessly) running through tired, old tropes. If anything, the ravening fire that courses through Wounds of Divinity invigorates this largely dormant idiom, reaping a whirlwind of spellbinding melody and cascading violence, all tethered to thoughtfully dynamic songwriting. Not to mention that Perverticon possess a flair for the dramatic, both within coloring their songs’ contours but most especially in their visual presentation, thusly giving Wounds of Divinity a fresh, palatably modern aspect.
Present thy veins to Perverticon and receive Wounds of Divinity! Receive all wounds exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America’s only monthly metal magazine. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Perverticon’s Wounds of Divinity
1. Thirsting for Ruin
2. An Abscene of all but Ashes
3. Cold Embrace of Sanctity
4. The Cease of Absolution
5. Divine Amusement for Pitiless Gods
6. The Apostate’s Communion
7. Breath of Sulphur/Aura of Flies
8. Extracorporeal Climax
9. Holy Gifts from Skinless Hands