Earlier this year, Prurient — the noise project of Dominick Fernow — announced a new double album called Frozen Niagara Falls, to be released on Canadian metal label Profound Lore. Now, we have our first taste of the record: “Dragonflies To Sew You Up,” a growling, relentless, five-minute industrial assault. The song has no proper beginning, instead barging in with pummeling machine-gun clacks and Fernow’s aggro-vox firing holes directly into your brain. After a few minutes, though, “Dragonflies To Sew You Up” slows down as Fernow reloads his magazine for the next barrage, allowing gentle keyboard melodies to take center stage. It’s really not much of a respite, but stacked up against the cold violence of the rest of the song, it feels like a tropical oasis. Listen below.
Frozen Niagara Falls is out 5/12 on Profound Lore.