Broken Hope return to the fold with a new track from their impending album
Brutal death metal veterans Broken Hope have broken a nearly 15 year hiatus, offering up the first single off their new album Omen of Disease, titled “The Flesh Mechanic“.
Conceding none of the morbid aggression and apocalyptic brutality of their previous offerings, this new album showcases a modern sonic overhaul compared to the sound of previous albums, thanks in part to the combined efforts of engineers Chris Wisco and Scott Creekmore. Wisco, known for previous work with such groups as Jungle Rot and Origin, handled drum tracking duties at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin, while Creekmore, who had previously worked with acts including Dirge Within and Lividity, handled remaining tracking at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, Illinois.
If “The Flesh Mechanic” is any indication, this new album that has all the makings of a death metal classic. Gone are the 90′s era distortion-pedal-into solid-state-amp guitar tones; the new track is enveloping, crushing, and at 2 minutes and 33 seconds, way too short. Sadly, with the death by suicide of original vocalist Joe Ptacek, the group was forced to find a new voice for this latest effort, however Damian Leski proves more than up to the task. With the inclusion of such bonuses as a guest appearance by Trevor Stmad of The Black Dahlia Murder, and a simply fantastic cover painting by world-renowned horror artist Wes Benscoter, there is a lot for death metal fans to be excited for.
Luckily for those anxiously waiting, Broken Hope will be hitting the road in full support of the new album beginning October 2nd, one day after the official release date of October 1st. Beginning a North American trek supporting the iconic Deicide for their No Salvation Tour, and alongside fellow Century Media acts Disgorge and Necronomicon, Broken Hope will be launching from Atlanta, Georgia, with stops at the Delaware Death Fest, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Complete tour dates can be found through Century Media Records, Facebook, and brokenhope.com.
Omen Of Disease will be released on October 1st via Century Media Records.
What do you guys think? Do you like this return from Broken Hope? Do you wish the band had stayed gone after the death of their original vocalist? How does the new guy compare? Sound off in the comments!