Today, ancient deathrashers Stress Angel premiere the new track “Final Doom” at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track is the second to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated debut album, Bursting Church: Dying Victims Productions will release the CD version on July 30th while Stygian Black Hand will release the vinyl LP version on July 2nd. Hear Stress Angel‘s “Final Doom” in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Out from the flaming kingdom of death arose Stress Angel in 2020 with their eponymous debut demo. There, the NYC two-piece presented six songs of thrashing death metal that is classic without being retro, and uniquely dark and demented. An auspicious first start, no doubt, and almost effortlessly so.
Now, Stress Angel strike with their full-length debut, Bursting Church. Ever aptly titled, Bursting Church is indeed an archaic monument literally bursting – with feral energy, unholy passion, and RIFFS! In one sense, Stress Angel here up-ratchet all of the previous demo’s foremost characteristics – contorted riffery, pitiless battery, shrill screams, and frantic execution – and retain their still-new yet firmly-etched identity. But in another, perhaps-more-accurate sense, Bursting Church presents the power trio in an altogether new light, where the classic metal elements underlining that identity are recast in more crazed and idiosyncratic colors: what’s old is new, and vice versa, and anything resembling the “familiar” is ripped asunder into the realm of foreign. It’s a record equally 2021 and 1987, if you will, and the finesse and charisma with which Stress Angel charge through these 11 anti-anthems is utterly addicting. Whereas previous points of reference ranged Aura Noir to Autopsy, Sweden’s Damnation to Sweden’s Obscurity, Bursting Church reveals the band in rarefied, righteously rabid company, off on their own like nomads of the wasteland. No surrender, and no compromise!
In the meantime, hear the brand-new track “Final Doom” exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Also hear the previously revealed title track “Bursting Church” exclusively HERE, courtesy of Deaf Forever magazine. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Stress Angel’s Bursting Church
1. Flaming Kingdom
2. Bursting Church
3. Godless Shrill
4. Exposure To A Disease
5. Starving In A Closet
6. Life Alert
8. Angel Of Stress
9. Mohel’s Kiss
10. Final Doom
11. The Human