Inquisition – “Infinite Interstellar Genocide” (Stereogum Premiere)
We’ve written about the new Inquisition record a bitalready, and their last single was powerful enough to secure a #2 slot in September’s Black Market. Hell, even the album trailer was mindblowing — most trailers elicit little more than a sigh and a groan towards the continued existence of album trailers — this thing ripped so fucking hard we felt compelled to gush about that the month before. Safe to say the new Inquisition record, Obscure Verses for the Multiverse, is inventive and incredible, a stellar assembly of riff-first black metal guaranteed to go down as one of the year’s finest albums, metal or otherwise.
Today we’re premiering Inquisition’s latest track, “Infinite Interstellar Genocide,” the single most aggressive song on the record. While much of the album is characterized by hypnotic open chords and a yearning sense of spacious, dust-on-the-horizon sprawl–I’ve been calling it Blood Meridian black metal — this track is the explosion that comes after, the storm on the horizon that rolls in out of nowhere, an airless blast in the opposite direction. Barreling drums come crashing in a burst of pent-up energy; the guitar keeps pace, still finding time to inject some color while singer Dagon croaks about ominous, esoteric nightmares of cosmic obliteration. It’s a good time all around. Listen.
Obscure Verses For The Multiverse is out 10/29 via Season of Mist.