Blood From the Soul are back from the dead, albeit in a different form. In 1993, Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury partnered with Sick of It All vocalist Lou Koller to record the cult classic record, To Spite the Gland That Breeds. Nearly 30 years later, Embury reawakened Blood From the Soul, this time joined by Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon, drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Megadeth) and bassist Jesper Liveröd (Nasum, Burst).
The result is new album DSM-5, a concept record that abandons the drum machine and hyper-industrial sounds of the past for something a bit more accessible and exploratory. Verbeuren may as well be a machine with the precision of his drumming, with Embury and Liveröd creating a spacious and melodic atmosphere for Bannon to express himself in.
On “Calcified Youth,” which Decibel is premiering below, Blood From the Soul get existential, pondering the relationship between humans and sentient machines. The science-fiction narrative adds a darker level to the industrial-tinged project, which also features one of Bannon’s most memorable recent vocal performances.
Watch the Chariot of the Black Moth-directed video below; DSM-5 is out November 13. You can pre-order here.