San Francisco duo Body Void are masters of harsh, depressing doom, a fact confirmed on their third album, Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth. With the announcement of their new album, Body Void also confirmed their signing with Prosthetic Records and shared the album’s first single, “Wound.”
“Wound” occupies the same space as bands like Primitive Man, Khanate, Hell and Fister—long and agonizingly slow, dragging each note through the listener’s head. Guitarist Willow Ryan’s shrieked vocals could peel paint off of the wall (or the listener’s soul) as she communicates her disgust with the state of decay on the earth via climate destruction (“Capital’s worship of idols with no past / Consume the world with force / The cannibal flays the skin of family / Sells it back for more”).
At nearly 13 minutes, “Wound” is one of the shorter tracks on Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth. Body Void embrace the discomfort of playing such harsh music over a long period of time, creating an atmosphere of anxiety and hopelessness.
Mark your calendars: Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth is out on April 23 via Prosthetic, but “Wound” is streaming now.