Track Premiere: Misanthropic Aggression – ‘Alcoholic Polyneuropathic Freaks in Hell’

Sick horror freaks Misanthropic Aggression have penned a rowdy soundtrack to the apocalypse with new 7-inch Alcoholic Polyneuropathic Freaks in Hell (try saying that ten times). The EP, which was mastered by Horrendous’ Damian Herring, is a short offering packed to the gills with old-school black/death stylings.

Coming in hot with the title track, streaming below for your listening pleasure, Misanthropic Aggression dig into crust-inspired death, D-beats, furious blasts and the nastiest vocals this side of goregrind. Alcoholic Polyneuropathic Freaks in Hell belongs in the same collections as Luck of the Corpse and pre-Heartwork Carcass and the track below should be all the evidence needed.

“We are very pleased to finally be releasing APNFIH, as we came to label this composition during its lengthy writing process,” Misanthropic Aggression tell Decibel. “It is a major evolutionary addition to our corpus, being the culmination of the expression of many different influences which have been latent in our previous works, but not so pronounced as here.

“As far as writing procedure goes, our main sources of inspiration during the sessions were Grave’s songs ‘Hating Life’ and ‘For Your God,’ as well as Unleashed’s album Across the Open Sea, specifically for being able to coax so much ground out of one motif; though, this is not to say that the death metal element to our music has become any more overt, as our primary influence still remains Darkthrone in their ability to create so much dynamism from a single variation on riff and rhythm. Perhaps most important to this piece, however, is that it is intensely and uniquely personal, as it exposits and documents a struggle with alcohol-induced neuropathy, which is an affliction characterized by sensations in the extremities ranging from uncomfortable tingling to debilitating pain, as well as the mental repercussions of such a struggle. The song opens with an excerpt from a reading of James Dickey’s poem ‘Under Buzzards,’ which provides an uncanny reflection of the moods and characteristics we tried to portray in our own lyrics.”

Alcoholic Polyneuropathic Freaks in Hell is out on April 20 via Boris Records.

Photo: Alison Benedict