Altar Of Plagues Release A Striking New Video For “God Alone”
Fucking finally. Two years after Mammal Altar of Plagues‘ major breakthrough, the band have finally released new music in the form of a music video for “God Alone,” which represents the first new cut from the band’s upcoming album Teethed Glory And Injury (We’ve previously wrote about this album here). Mammal was one of my favourite records from 2011, so I’m very excited to hear this follow-up and see the band haven’t lost any of their black metal bite even if this song indicates the album may not be as melodic or atmospheric as their past releases.
The music video itself is very traditional for black metal, showcasing black-and-white dancers and contortionists moving through a space in a flurry of strobe effects in slow motion. A rag dripping blood or motor oil or some other mucousy liquid also makes an appearance, and the combined effect all these things make for a video that’s quite a lot creepier than you might expect from that description.
As for the song itself well it’s quite glorious. Moving away from the long, atmospheric passages of past releases, “God Alone” almost comes across as more straightforward black metal. Clocking in at just over four minutes it’s also much shorter than much of Altar Of Plagues’ previous material, Although the band more than makes up for the song’s lack of quantity with incredible quality, riffing furiously as the vocalist howls and shrieks with agonizing terror – proving that he still has one of the best voices in the genre. Suffice it to say I’ve been listening to this non-stop since it came out this morning, and I can’t wait to hear more new songs from the album. Check it out via the link below.
Teethed Glory And Injury out April 30 in North America via Profound Lore Records