South African sludge force THE DRIFT release pummeling new album Seer

(Photographer – Nathan Ferreira)

Today sees the release of Seer, the 3rd album from South African sludge metallers The Drift. The album follows their 2013 debut Dreams of Deluge and 2015’s The Mountain Star and forms the final piece of the Deluge trilogy.

“Seer is the sound of introspection, with tracks ranging from claustrophobic and frenetic to open and expansive, it tackles the spectrum of The Drift’s diverse delivery.” Says the band.

Comprised of old hands from the South African rock and metal scene, the band’s debut performances were with Lamb of God during their South African tour in January 2014, the same year saw them playing with international bands UnearthProtest the HeroWolfmotherAffiance and a national tour with Dreamshade. In 2015 they played Witchfest alongside Cannibal CorpseHatebreedEpicaDecapitatedKataklysmBelphegor and many more. The Drift was also chosen as the sole support act for the At the Gates event in Johannesburg.

Things got complicated after the release of the second album The Mountain Star in 2015, with work and family commitments the band had to become more fluid to survive. Guitarist Stefan Stabic had to leave; Alec Surridge stepped in. As a result, the band crafted their own corner in the Johannesburg music scene by opting for a more DIY approach.  

Watch the video for the title track Seer

Seer is available now on all digital platforms.

Track Listing:
A Coward’s Wager
Don’t Forget to Breathe
Funeral Man
Day One
Reclaim This World
A Passage on Time
I Dream of Deluge 

“Combining the ferocity of death metal with hints of sludge-driven undertones, this South African five pieces third studio outing boasts cataclysmic grooves that more than sink their teeth in” – 7/10 review from Metal Hammer

“a deeply engrossing and brutally heavy affair with a lot of cool things going for it.” – Outlaws of the Sun

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