Video Premiere: Praise the Plague – “Devourer”

Germany’s Praise the Plague plays an entrancing blend of doom metal and black metal. This allows them to cover a lot of territory — from the haunted and desolate shores of doom, to the raging torrents and blazing fires of black metal. And this sprawling sonic heritage is all well-represented on the band’s latest video for “Devourer,” from the band’s upcoming album, Suffocating In The Current Of Time.

According to the band, “Devourer” is “one of the darker and relentless songs” on the album, focused on “the atrocities of human kind and its reckoning.” And this fits into the broader dark and grim themes of the album, which the band describes in the following way:

“The gate is passed, upon us is a bleak, raging sea. Tidal waves crushing ashore, out of desperation evolves anger and frustration.

Time, as a construct, imprisons its architects.

Suffocating In The Current Of Time takes us from a dark and devouring realm, to staring the devourer into its cold, dead eyes.

Lead by fierce and unforgiving melodies, we are marching into our own decay. Lead by the pounding of drums we indulge ourselves in the cloak of false promises.”

Check out the video below. Suffocating in the Current of Time comes out on February 16, 2024 via Lifeforce Records.