Dutch post-black metal collective Throwing Bricks today share the leading single from their forthcoming second album “The Burden”, which is set for release on October 28th via Tartarus Records.
Titled “False Promises”, this new track is now playing at Invisible Oranges, who commented “Couple the band’s passion with huge riffs that crackle and reverberate like waves breaking on a rocky shore, and the result is a cleansing flood. On “False Promises,” lies and half-truths wither away against Throwing Bricks’ undeniable veracity.”
Listen to “False Promises” here.
The follow-up to their critically lauded debut album “What Will Be Lost” was produced by Tim de Gieter (Amenra, Doodseskader) at Much Luv Studios and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden and sees Throwing Bricks serving once again their signature blend of sludge, hardcore and black metal. This time however with a more modern sound, as heard on album opener ‘Bricks of Grace’ for example. Tracks like ‘Hall Of Mirrors’ and first single ‘False Promises’ lean towards a more screamo and post-hardcore sound. Some elements will surely surprise the listeners, such as additional spoken word performances by Utrecht artist Shira van der Wouden. On the haunting ‘Safta’ for example, her compelling delivery and honest writing is a great fit. Pre-orders are available at this location.
“The overall concept of ‘False Promises’ is surplus killing, the behavior of a predator to kill more prey than they can eat.” Says the band. “Even with the risk of losing too much energy or sustain serious injuries, this behavior is extremely common, also among us humans. We use this act as a metaphor of trying too hard to accomplish something, not knowing when to stop and fooling yourself that all that you are doing in these instances is right.
“Since the main riff is pretty straightforward and pushing, producer Tim de Gieter really pushed us to experiment with more and different kinds of vocals from all of us on this track.”