Enter the Lair

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Lairs of The Ascended Masters Hi-Res 2

It’s your lucky day, readers. Ever-evolving Nashville pitch-black metallers Enfold Darkness have graciously sent along a new track for Decibel to premiere and it is a doozy! Check it out below…

Enfold Darkness: “Lairs of The Ascended Masters” by Decibel Magazine

Here is what Enfold Darkness founder/lead guitarist Matt Brown had to say about the track…

“Our debut record, Our Cursed Rapture, was released in stores in 2009. However, it was written and recorded largely during 2006 and 2007. We feel that the sound of the band has changed considerably since this time period, and we are very excited to be sharing this creation with the world…

“In the beginning, Enfold Darkness was primarily a thrash band. Since our humble beginnings in 2005, we have gone from that to blackened death metal, to finally what we are hoping will be our original and hallmark sound: that of technical black metal…

“‘Lairs of the Ascended Masters’ is about transcendence. It is about leaving behind old modes of thought and moving forward. In today’s world, people are beginning to look at our way of life through a different ‘lens’ — so-to-speak — because things have been going to shit for some time now. While ‘Lairs’ is a themed song about a wizard learning to transcend to higher dimensions while obtaining new and dangerous magical powers, it is very much paralleled with whats going on in our current day and age.”

  • Murf

    Jesus tapdancing Christ I am so happy

  • Dude

    I hope the rest of the album is better…

  • Other Dude

    The vocalist is the the only good thing about this band.

  • Kountreetone615

    i see they have went to the break down department alot of the riffs sound close to material off the first record i was hopeing they would bring in more elements to the table with the level of musicianship they have i would put them in the faceless department a never ending trend that seems to bring out a fleet of bands that sound the same nothing break through here.

  • Jizz Hut

    Garbage

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthonybuckdc Anthony Buck

    Old vocalist was better. Musically still great.

    • Zotacular

      NAh adrians a better vocalist, Suck a cock

    • Zotacular

      NAh adrians a better vocalist, Suck a cock

  • http://www.facebook.com/VinnyO Vinny Olsauskas

    Damn, all these comments are quite negative..I am actually enjoying the hell out of this track.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HunterHellish Hunter Williams

    This is really fucking good. Vocals are a very minor annoyance but still an amazing track. I might just pre-order this along with the new Cannibal Corpse, Veil of Maya, and Aborted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eli-Jimenez/1831243730 Eli Jimenez

    good musicianship, horrible mix

  • Ashton Kutcher’s New Haircut

    sick bro-cals. sick riffs. gonna go ahead and say this’ll be my top DEATHCORE album of humanity’s last year alive MMXII.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seamus-McSorley/100000495559088 Seamus McSorley

      I’m failing to see how this can be labeled “deathcore.”

      • Goreobsessed6

        cause they wear there sisters jeans and dont listen to Origin haha

        • Ashton Kutcher’s New Haircut

          holy shit you dudes are right! it’s a new genre altogether! fucking blackmetalcore! yuss!!

      • brosk

        It’s not. It’s Black Metal.

        • Elder

          Black Metal? Did you get that information from the back of a cereal box?
          I mean, I liked the song, but it is no BM at all… Black Metal is Bathory, Burzum, Behemoth (blackened death) or Deathspell Omega…

  • Sarpesin

    It’s still cool as fuck, but it’s dancing a little too close to tech-y wankery department, just saying.

    • Errrrrrrrr

      How is it wankery?  There is no non-sense… no pointless shredding.

      • metalcorewilldie

        SURE SOUNDS LIKE THEY QUANTIZED THE GUITARS HAHAHAH

        • guest666

          Makes for a good recording, as long as you can pull it off live thats what matters, and they do. Saw this song live before the release.

    • Necromanteion

      Your brain is too under-developed to comprehend technical death metal.

  • Steve O

    Trash.

  • Errrrrr

    You haters r tarded.

  • SHREDGUITARMASTER23

    SHIT IS SO FUCKING AWESOME

  • beeatingyou21323

    This is definitely the best band on Sumerian and they (the label) don’t even know it.  If they just put more money into them or something.

    • Faze390

      Umm, what about The Faceless? Other than that, I would totally agree.

    • Tristan Wissler

       you would be correct excpet for one other band in the way of the comment being true…..decrepit birth

  • AlanMETALKNIGHT

    Some of the best musicians out there.  I saw these guys in Orlando, FL with Obscura and Abysmal Dawn.  They absolutely DESTROYED the place and made the other bands look stupid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/FlannelBastard Dylan Jones

      You can’t make Obscura look stupid, they put on one hell of a show.

      • guest666

        Obscura was pretty sloppy live.

  • Shred420

    bring the drums up BLACKBURN IS THE BEST!

  • nick>

    This is sick.

  • lethalizer

    The track is pretty good. But the mix holds it back. Still, I can’t wait for the album to come! Some good riffing is here.

  • Tony_the_roller

    Fucking sick! These guys are metal as hell

  • Xdfax555

    these highs are crapola

    • Errrrrr

      The vox r sick u dum dum

  • Victor

    This track FUCKING ROCKS!!!!!!!!

  • Batman

    Why does everyone want bands to keep releasing the same album over and over? Just because you can’t evolve, doesn’t mean the music can’t. Previous release was great. New release will be greater. So stoked to hear more.

  • Batman

    Why does everyone want bands to keep releasing the same album over and over? Just because you can’t evolve, doesn’t mean the music can’t. Previous release was great. New release will be greater. So stoked to hear more.

  • Batman

    Why does everyone want bands to keep releasing the same album over and over? Just because you can’t evolve, doesn’t mean the music can’t. Previous release was great. New release will be greater. So stoked to hear more.

  • Jizzing in Mouths

    Eli stop defending these guys that are telling the truth about your shitty ass fucking writing

  • Jizz Hut

    Eli stop defending these guys that are telling the truth about your garbage writing.. yea, im talking to Errrrr

  • Errrrrr

    Jizz Mountain… U r a dummy

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002887486520 Victoria L DeGaine

    Dis is hot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Bernal/100000574924422 David Bernal

    Art by Ken Sarafin of Sarafin Concepts. Who also happens to be the lead singer of Vale Of Pnath! I dug the song though.

  • Jess_jazz1

    Anybody that says anything bad about this song is pretty much fucking stupid because they want to stick to their generic guitar solos and shitty one song one hit bands. This is classic and will go down as one of the greatest bands of all time period. Fuck everybody that has to say something negative about this band because you are just fucking wrong

    oh and sorry it doesn’t have your post core breakdown in the middle of the song, i guess thats not heavy enough for you

  • Jess_jazz1

    Anybody that says anything bad about this song is pretty much fucking stupid because they want to stick to their generic guitar solos and shitty one song one hit bands. This is classic and will go down as one of the greatest bands of all time period. Fuck everybody that has to say something negative about this band because you are just fucking wrong

    oh and sorry it doesn’t have your post core breakdown in the middle of the song, i guess thats not heavy enough for you

  • Jess_jazz1

    Anybody that says anything bad about this song is pretty much fucking stupid because they want to stick to their generic guitar solos and shitty one song one hit bands. This is classic and will go down as one of the greatest bands of all time period. Fuck everybody that has to say something negative about this band because you are just fucking wrong

    oh and sorry it doesn’t have your post core breakdown in the middle of the song, i guess thats not heavy enough for you

  • Jess_jazz1

    Anybody that says anything bad about this song is pretty much fucking stupid because they want to stick to their generic guitar solos and shitty one song one hit bands. This is classic and will go down as one of the greatest bands of all time period. Fuck everybody that has to say something negative about this band because you are just fucking wrong, this is tech black metal at its finest and clearly you all do you not anything about music period

    oh and sorry it doesn’t have your post core breakdown in the middle of the song, i guess thats not heavy enough for you

    • CREAMPIEDBYBIGFOOT

      there aint no blackmetal death in this shit its horse back riding white chapel shit fuck head  go listen to suicide silence you fuck i will fuckin eat you and your fuckin sisters tight jeans

    • http://www.facebook.com/FlannelBastard Dylan Jones

      WAHHHH, OTHER PEOPLE HAVE OPINIONS THAT DIFFER FROM MINE, GO DIE IN A FIRE WEHHHHHH.  Shut the fuck up stupid bitch.

  • Jayman1

    Matt obviously studied guitar at the mages college in winterhold

  • BrandonDefenestrator

    so the songs is just not there? anybody having this problem?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=515278755 Dustin Albright

    True story: this song is about Lord Voldemort. Prove me wrong, mother fuckers.

  • Aawdawdawd

    Beast! new singer isnt as good in my opinion but I love it non the less! m/

  • fuckmetalcore

    sounds like another faceless, diskreet, osillator band to me, no oldschool influence what so every, they probly dont even listen to death metal , i like it but wont let it influence my style and wont be blasting it in my car,and fuck the sound replacement on the drums use the real snare atleast fuckers haha and im sure they slowed down the tempo to record guitars for perfect notes and sweeps gay…just like born of osiris metalcore will die….go listen to (hour of penance) thats good shit this band will be forgettable

    • 7stringmetal

      There is definitely influence from metal bands of the past. i.e., there would not be ‘modern’ metal had there not been the old bands to be of influence. And even if there is a ‘core’ influence here, it doesn’t matter because it’s not the over abused, poorly simplified “breakdown” that so many of our simplistic human civilization “deathcore” fans get off on. I agree that metal albums should be recorded as played, no added/ substituted percussion, no tempo slow downs for recording purposes. but such is the way of the music industry and if that deters you from a recorded band that makes enjoyable music then that’s your perogative. just giving my opinion in response, but there is no correlation between metalcore and what Enfold Darkness is doing here. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/FlannelBastard Dylan Jones

    Vocals are severely holding this back, god damn, I’m enjoying the riffage and drumming then those vocals come in and kill any chub I had.

  • guest666

    Some great writing here. I hear their new guitarist wrote this when he was filling in for diskreet last january.

  • thetruthhurts

    all i can say is malcome pugh from inferi influenced the hell out of the guitar work enfold is trying to be mr pugh it sounds like a downgrade inferi trying to hard there boyz theres noting breakthrough here and for fuck sake add some groove that blast shit gets old quik

  • Johnpaul_robertson

    cool shit

  • Testpage2 0

    To me it is an american take on Black metal artist like Abigor. also

    no one i think can deny that  there is a huge 90′s Cradle of Filth aspect to this ( and there always has been) but they have made it their own. The new vocalist is unique, and i also think that overall the vocals are an improvement( maybe a tad sloppy though).
    lets see where this goes. At least Sumerian is releasing a good band. 
    too bad the trolls are stuck in the past. 

  • Satan

    For the haters, suck a fat cock

  • Douchnozzle

    Whoever is calling this “metalcore” and calling the band scene kids that don’t listen to metal is a serious fucktard using a baseless arguement that he defaults to and obviously hasn’t listened to this band at all. I really don’t have anything else to say about that, you’re just really, really stupid, kid.

  • A Guy Who Likes Metal

    I really like the new sound sooooo much man. I mean I never really liked Cradle of Filth’s lead vox too much, but therer sound was a good mixture of sounds. I feel like you guys had a similar sound that was a bit heavier. But damn guys! you supprised me, I never thought I’d say that I like your new singer better! He fits really well with the heaviness. And the black metal influence is like no other man, to me black metal always lacked that “drive” or intensity but you hit the nail on the head with this track. Hope the hope album is this good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768407814 Joseph Dee

    This band makes great music and there is no ‘core’ anything about them. Enfold Darkness Or Get Raped By The Great Fornicator.

  • Vectorman421

    I’m diggin’ the shit out of this new track! I may have to buy the album when I have the resources to. These guys are revamping a lost genre.. to me that is.

  • Shitbird

    Not sure people fully understand what “deathcore” is. There is no “core” influence here. I mean, other than the contrast between the lows and highs, but a lot of classic and modern death metal bands have done that. Not liking something is one thing, but calling something deathcore when its in no way related is just stupid. That being said, I’ve been a fan of these guys for aome time now and I’m excited for more new material.

  • http://www.facebook.com/psychotropicrevelation Miguel Méndez

    Whoever is getting all butthurt about someone else calling this “metalcore” or not is just stuck on labels and can’t relax and enjoy the music. If it wrenches your gut, then it’s GOOD for you, delve into it, if it doesn’t then ignore it. There is no greater violence than that of indifference.

  • Brian McKeen

    The over-the-top negative comments are nothing more than a display of juvenile idiocy, it’s like tapping into the mind of a 15 year old kid rebelling against their teachers and parents after being beat up by the school bully. I think this music is great, the instrumentation is exceptional, and the composition is the work of a group of very mature musicians. If you don’t like it, why bother screaming about it? Nobody here is being forced to express their opinion. Great work Enfold, and your drummer is a god holding drumsticks. 

  • surf_nicaragua

    it seems like the guitars are mixed pretty low…nonetheless, i’m loving this track and that solo is fucking killer! i hope the rest of the album lives up to this

  • Ctbebos

    This is fucking sick. solo and blast afterwards are so satisfying. moments of absu with more groove, and the samples are fucking tasty. Good Job, E.D. keep the jams coming.

    • MB

      Thanks, Corey Taylor.

    • MB

      Thanks, Corey Taylor.

  • 666

    SO GOOD! This will be their best work yet!

  • Harold

    The track is really sick but I prefer the old singer.

  • Dark Templar

    Nashville’s best metal band… and one of America’s best as well. Get a clue… support true metal… quit hating just for the sake of hating. Either that… or go listen to ur Suicide Silence, fuckin faggots.

  • Harrold21

    About time these guys released a new one! been waiting forever!!! And DAMN… ITS SICK AS FUCK.

  • SL4Y32

    OMFG I JUST NUTTED

  • Tapmachine

    Very crushing.  These guys are truly evolving into their own beast.

  • Defdefyn

    Cant stop listening to this jam! The solo section is nuts. And how they arranged the beginning is fresh as fuck!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1066075391 Matt Sica

    This is fucking BRUTAL!

  • Techmetalforlife

    FUCKIN A MAN. FUCKIN A. THIS IS GONNA BE A GREAT YEAR FOR METAL.

    • OctalMachine

       I think any year that Nile comes out with a new album is a great year for metal

  • Tomoatoefarmin

    I got to admit i was skeptical at first when I heard they had a new vocalist but damn thesr guys have really raised the bar to a pretty high level ill tell u what

  • Destroyerov

    wow. great.

  • SilenceSurfer

    I kind of crapped my pants a little just now. It was greasy too.

  • MacDadMcW

    I dont really see how this is ‘metalcore’ or ‘deathcore!’ Morons. Why? Because they have a short part where they ride on the low strings for a second? So fucking dumb.

    I love this band and the fact that they represent TRUE metal. The other bands on their label (except for the faceless) r metalcore and NOT true metal.

    ONLY TIME WILL TELL.

    I agree that this band will most likely go down as one of the best bands ever.

  • Rileyaj

    I used to study there as well…then I took an arrow to the knee.

  • Jonesin

    I for one didn’t think they would be able to out do their last album. but it seems they did.  IMO

  • Guest

    Fucking haters!!!!!!!

  • No one

    WOW

  • lord samjam

    Yeah this shits sick as fuck

  • David Schmidtz

    sorry dawg this is some suicide silence shit for mall teens, absolutely nothing black about this, this sounds more like cattle decapitation than darkthrone

    ITS METALCORE U ALL ARE THE ONES WHO ARE DUMB

  • KISER 666

    Uuhhh id only saw one actual negative comment, what are u guys reading?? Anyway, im from Nashville & these guys destroy all in this town!!!!

  • saddened

    track unavailable :(