Snow Burial will release their new album, Ostrava, in late September, but before they do, the Chicago post-metal trio have something to say via new song “Sever the Bloodline.” Building to a dissonant, cacophonous conclusion, “Sever the Bloodline” juxtaposes thoughtful, quiet sections with Neurosis-style heaviness and yelled vocals.
“This video was conceived, directed and edited by Derek Cox of Polymyth Studios,” vocalist Ben Bowman tells Decibel. “He’s been a long time colleague of Nick [Delehanty]’s and was inspired by the song’s dark imagery. The song itself is born from the despair bred by the wild inequality and greed we see daily and invokes some rather violent themes to make a point. We’re hardly ever literal, but the extremity of the sound and words have intent.”
Watch “Sever the Bloodline” below; Ostrava is out September 20. Pre-order it here.