Chicago-based CONTRITION – which unites current/former members of Nachtmystium, Wolvhammer, Usurper, Cobalt, Yakuza, Novembers Doom, Chrome Waves, Bones, and more – prepares to issue their debut album, Broken Mortal Coil, through Disorder Recordings at the end of the month. Invisible Oranges is now hosting an exclusive premiere of the album-opener “Diluted,” which features guest Leon Del Muerte of Impaled.
CONTRITION picks up where prior collective Doomsday left off, rebuilding the lineup with a new moniker and immense intensity. The band sees Jerome Marshall (Cobalt, Yakuza) on vocals, Garry Naples (Novembers Doom, Without Waves) on drums, Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves, Deeper Graves, ex-Wolvhammer) on guitars and synth, and Jon Woodring (Bones, ex-Usurper) on bass. The group’s Broken Mortal Coil debut is a gnarled, gritty affair, recorded during the 2020 lockdowns. The album delivers a deluge of stomping, groove-forged, low-end savagery, with the influence of early 1990s death metal, thick modern tones, and a hostile, streetwise vibe.
Broken Mortal Coil also features additional vocals on “For Misery” by Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), additional guitars on “Diluted” by Leon del Muerte (Impaled, ex-Exhumed, ex-Intronaut), additional synth and vocals on “Desolation Star” by David Brenner (Gridfailure), and additional guitars on “Nihilistic Right” by Corey Parks (Graveripper). The album was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Wilson at Disorder Recordings, completed with cover art by Ethan McCarthy (Primitive Man) and design by Wilson, and closes with a twisted rendition of Nirvana’s “Tourette’s.”
Wilson writes with the “Diluted” single, which features an incinerating Leon Del Muerte guitar solo, “‘Diluted’ was the first song written for this album and is probably my personal favorite. It encompasses all the aspects we were hoping to put forth on this particular record… and what better way to start things off than to include a ripping guitar solo. Leon obviously delivered the goods.”
Invisible Oranges writes, “Their new track ‘Diluted’ serves as their mission statement. They exude anger over a grimy membrane of sludge and doom, with the only substance able to permeate it being aggression… its name is a misnomer as there isn’t a shred of weakness found in CONTRITION’s muscular death metal.”
Stream CONTRITION’s “Diluted” featuring Leon Del Muerte through Invisible Oranges now at THIS LOCATION.
Broken Mortal Coil will see release through Disorder Recordings October 29th, on 12” vinyl, digipak CD, and all digital platforms. Find preorders where “For Misery” and “Added Subtraction” are playing RIGHT HERE.
CONTRITION is also one of the artists featured in a new poll at Chicago’s Deli Magazine. Cast your vote and trample the competition HERE.
Watch for videos and more to post over the weeks ahead.