You know what they say: “The meek shall inherit the earth and the bleak shall devour it.” OK, so that’s not exactly what they say, but it is the name of the ripping new album from Cave Bastard. The Bleak Shall Devour the Earth is an absolutely furious album that draws from destructive deathgrind to doomed-out sludge, an intense debut LP to say the least.
“We’re stoked to have the album released through a prestigious label such as Accident Prone Records, and to have our first album to be added to the repertoire of legendary engine-ear Billy Anderson,” the members of Cave Bastard tell Decibel. “The art of Varises Otak truly represents our vision of The Bleak Shall Devour the Earth, and matches the sound we were able to obtain with this recording. This album is the first chapter in the story of Cave Bastard, with each song having its own inspiration and meaning. However, they all have their proper places in tying that story together, and we welcome the listener to experience that vision… if they’re prepared for the void!”
Accident Prone will release The Bleak Shall Devour the Earth on March 23.