Fifteen years in, with an extensive discography including nine full-length releases under their belt, it's safe to say that the terminally morbid STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES is the undisputed flag-bearing act for American death industrial. Perhaps they have been for a long time, but if there was any doubt, it's quickly erased within the first minutes of Calm Morbidity, their first full length since 2013's The Empirics Guild. Once again, we find J. Stillings and L. Kerr channeling all things grim and grotesque, and while they don't stray too far from the charnel house atmospherics you've come to expect, there's a dynamic and dark energy that exists with Calm Morbidity that never fully existed before. From the heavily polluted and blackened drones, decrepit, percolating frequency beds, and acid dripping, highly processed vocals, everything about this release feels intensified and elevated. An immersive and riveting display of the macabre and unequivocally a high watermark within an already illustrious and impressive discography, Calm Morbidity bears ten tracks totaling nearly an hour of belittling intensity.
Malignant Records will release STEEL HOOK PROSTHESES' Calm Morbidity on October 26th, the album packaged in a six-panel DVD-style digipak designed by M.C. De Jong of Gnaw Their Tongues, Aderlating, De Magia Veterum, and others.
A brief trailer for Calm Morbidity has been issued; view it RIGHT HERE.
Stand by for additional audio samples, preorders, and more to be disclosed in the coming days.
Calm Morbidity Track Listing:
1. Doused With Acid
3. Hand of Glory
4. The Medicus
6. Cancer Maiden
7. Deep In the Marrow
8. Piss Prophet
10. Sulphur Drip