Subzero is one of the most unique, multi-dimensional, enlivening acts to ever grind its way out of the legendary New York hardcore scene, period. And so when word came down earlier this year that the somewhat elusive underground legends would be taking some new jams from the suspended animation cryogenics tank into the recording studio it was, of course, welcome news.
Still, to be real, I don’t think even longtime fans are prepared for the fury and awesomeness the band harnessed in those sessions. Forget treading water, forget maintaining a legacy. The aspirations are much, much larger here. In fact, after more than three decades of overall existence and with the band’s last release fourteen years in the rearview mirror — 2006’s The Suffering of Man — Subzero has put the elements of its past work/evolutions together in a sharper, defter way than ever before and now returns, perhaps improbably, with some of the best material of its storied career.
Ahead of a six song EP later this year, Subzero will drop the two song 7-inch House of Grief on October 30, but we’ve got an exclusive stream of the title track for you to check out right fucking now. You can preorder or pre-save the release — which also features a monstrous re-recording of “Necropolis/City of the Damned” (!) — courtesy Upstate Record here and here, respectively.