Track Premiere: Chrome Waves – ‘On the Precipice’

Midwest post-black metallers Chrome Waves (featuring former members of Skeletonwitch, Nachtmystium, Wolvhammer, Abigail Williams) have been on a creative tear since reactivating just two years ago. In 2019, they released their debut LP, A Grief Observed, and today they reveal the first track form the follow-up Where You Live, “On the Precipice.”

“’On the Precipice’ was written right as the coronavirus epidemic was becoming a pandemic,” offers guitarist/vocalist James Benson. “A lot of what is written pertains to post-apocalypse America. Where do we go? How tribal do we become?”

“’On the Precipice’ is a concise culmination of everything that James and I have been doing over the last year and a half or so with Chrome Waves,” says bassist/vocalist Jeff Wilson tells Decibel. “It’s a good bridge into the new record with everything you’d expect from the band up to this point giving a little bit of something old, something new and something that will eventually come to be.”

Where We Live is out September 25 on limited CD and pink 12-inch vinyl. and all digital platforms. Pre-order directly from guitarist Jeff Wilson’s own Disorder Recordings here.