Track Premiere: Blue Ox – ‘Lesser Gods and the Science of Superstition’

Midwest hardcore crew Blue Ox delivered a beatdown in the form of Holy Vore, their album from last month. An ass-beating fusion of metalcore, D-beat, nasty sludge and howled vocals, Holy Vore cuts ahead of the hardcore pack because of Blue Ox’s recognizable sound. If you missed the LP when it dropped in May, here’s your chance to catch up; Decibel has an exclusive premiere of the video for “Lesser Gods and the Science of Superstition.”

The fast pace of the song keeps things moving at a fast pace, serving as the background for the video, which includes live and in-studio band performances, horror movie clips and other videos.

“This song is arguably the fastest tune we’ve ever written,” bassist/vocalist Luke Olson tells Decibel. “Once it gets going, Dan [Johnson’s] drumming never lets up and makes an honest challenge for us to stay locked up and execute it right. The video footage is a Frankenstein of in-studio pre-pro, in-studio recording, some live action and combing through hours of B-roll horror footage and live rodeo videos from way back. Lyrically, Dennis summed it up simply as ‘The best love is unrequited.'”

Check out the video for “Lesser Gods and the Science of Superstition” now and head to Bandcamp to hear the full album.