ASSIMILATOR, formerly DEATH ON FIRE, deliver a brutal sound with the new incarnation of the band bringing a grimier American thrash edge. Unafraid to venture through the void, the self-titled album, Assimilator is premiering now at Decibel Magazine and will release everywhere on September 16th, 2022.
“We are super proud of this album. It has everything someone with good taste would want: riffs, solos, drums, vocals. It is a complete album and it is so good we may just stop writing music and quit while we are ahead. We hope you enjoy it, and if you don’t you might be a poser with terrible taste“
About the new album:
The old school death metal outfit has undergone a transformation with a new name and image to better suit the new musical direction. Moving away from a bedroom project to a full band set up writing, recording and touring, the time for change seemed apt.
“Assimilator is an album heavily influenced by OSDM, thrash, NWOBHM, and the Gothenburg scene of the mid to late 90s. It is aggressive, to the point, and lyrically dark and cynical. It’s everything we love about metal”
Assimilator unearths a monstrous sound producing a listening experience that is raw and intense. “Slave” adheres more closely to the traditional thrash style track, while “A Heart So White” sees the quartet experiment with a more unusual composition style. Tones of anguish and bitterness are evoked through the noisy riffs, fast rhythms and demonic vocals of “In A Hell Of Our Design”. Intricate guitar motifs and leads entwine and develop across the the tracks introducing soaring and progressive elements throughout. The distorted textures of “The Fall”, for example, enhance the atmosphere of the album. “Our Bitter End/Witch Hunter” is an enduring journey through driving instrumentation. Powerful rhythms, elaborate melodies and demonic vocals lead through the abyss; it’s a brutal conclusion.
Hastening the ever imposing gloom, ASSIMILATOR are striving further to rip down imposed boundaries and unleash hard-hitting heavy music. Each song carries a distinctive identity appealing to fans across the extreme metal subgenres. Assimilator lays bear the dark and diabolical.