The VillainZ are hot in every sense of the word: charring riffs, sweaty shows, and of course, the blazing looks of Jess K. But the brighter the fire, the darker the shadow, and The VillainZ’s dark side is not buried deep. Jess delights in providing more-than-explicit lyrics inspired by real-world horror stories, her own bleak fantasies and even the genitals of some handpicked friends.
The album features 7 tracks and was recorded, mixed and mastered at October Studios by Sterthanas. Death Shroud was founded in Blacksburg, Virginia in 2007 and will appeal to fans of 1349, Nattefrost, Dissection and Black Metal’s 2nd Wave.
The frame is a concept album about a protaganist living in a dystopian system where certain values have been hijacked creating a world where ultra-competition, ultra-individualism and over-consumption are virtues. To not want to be part of it or to fail, is to be part of the “misfits”. Each song describes the dogmas of this System through the eyes of the protagonist who progressively questions its workings and its “virtues”, until his exclusion from the System for his contrary thoughts. The album ends with an injunction from the protagonist to change the System and to join him in this change.
THOUGHTCRIME is a metal band from Denver, Colorado. Their debut EP released in 2021, showcasing an original sound and uncompromising lyricism in an era of corporate-backed artists and creative bankruptcy.