Today, sonic barbarians Malgöth premiere the new track “Barbaric Onslaught” at heavily trafficked web-portal MetalBite.com. The track is the second to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated debut album, Glory Through Savagery, set for international release on October 1st via Iron Bonehead Productions. Hear October 1st as the international release date for Malgöth‘s “Barbaric Onslaught” in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Although Malgöth burst from the void in late 2020 with their debut EP, Primordial Dawn, on Bandcamp, it wasn’t until Iron Bonehead‘s physical release of it in June 2021 when the name began to take hold and strike fear and confusion in those who heard the Canadian trio’s righteous abomination of war metal aesthetics. Both incredibly uncompromising and unorthodox in equal measure, Primordial Dawn presented audial chaos that had one steel-toed boot planted in strident traditionalism and other in fuck-off-eternally rule-breaking, bringing to mind Canada’s long tradition of war metal savants like Lust, Rites of Thy Degringolade, Ouroboros, Necroholocaust, and Tumult and, of course, the pioneers themselves – fucking Blasphemy.
Not content to assault the listener with “only” 17 minutes of sonic decimation that was their first EP, Malgöth return with an even-more-flagrant disregard for comfort and acclimation in their aptly titled debut full-length, Glory Through Savagery. The title really says it all: Glory Through Savagery is an infinitely bursting fount of feral frequencies and distorted delirium, ravaging body and mind, sanity and safety, through 10 attacking hymns of desolation. Where that debut EP utilized two vocalists to thrilling effect, here in full-length form, Malgöth mangle expectations by sending those vocalists screaming and bellowing from nearly every direction; truly, with the impossibly doubled low-end rumble and cutting-concrete riffing, Glory Through Savagery becomes a kaleidoscopic experience, a fever dream of war metal turned absolutely inside out. Within, vomits of blackgrind or even goregrind are minced and muscled up, shat out with an ultraviolence that’s simply stunning. Because there’s really no other option when facing the album’s 41 minutes: be stunned, or face whiteout/blackout oblivion.
So many bands flex that they’re “war metal kommand” bros, but few have the vitriolic resolve to go all in and beyond the subgenre’s neutering conservatism. Malgöth stand cold and alone, authentically hailing Glory Through Savagery: HOW FAR WILL YOU GÖ?
Test your limits with the brand-new track “Barbaric Onslaught” exclusively HERE, courtesy of MetalBite.com. Further test your limits with the previously revealed “Throne of Infinite Power” HERE at Iron Bonehead‘s Soundcloud. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Malgöth’s Glory Through Savagery
1. Throne of Infinite Power
2. Barbaric Onslaught
3. Clubbed Into Pulp
4. Unrelenting Force
5. Immortal Torment
6. Executing the Weak
7. Destroyed by Savages
8. Spiritual Contamination
9. Cauldron of Pus
10. The Eternal Age of Iron