Thy Art Is Murder Releases Second Single "Death Squad Anthem"
The Australian Deathcore innovators, Thy Art Is Murder, released the brutal new single “Death Squad Anthem”. Today, we take a look at the single and the band’s upcoming album Human Target.
Guitarist Andy Walsh spoke about the single stating…
“Death Squad Anthem' is a blazing examination of the current state of politics riddled with hyperactive virtue signaling extremism and disenfranchisement. The despondency of “Death Squad Anthem” is brought to life with stark socio-political traumatic scenes of warfare, genocide, police states, brutality famine and riots interspersed with those at the helm of the atrocities.”
Though well established in the Deathcore scene, Thy Art is not your typically corporate BS kind of band as they have earned the respect and ears of the re-surging Deathcore/Death Metal scene through their constant international grind. Each release evolving into a more brutal beast than before that has influenced an entire genre of Metal Music. Human Target looks to be no different if both “Death Squad Anthem” and the self-titled single are any indication. With a more organized and less “glitchy” type of sound that some Deathcore can bring, Human Target seems to have a feel that Thy Art is musically going back to basics while representing a current fan base that is growing tired of the unsettling international sociio-political climate. The production comes across as flawless and beautifully chaotic thanks to the production, engineering, mixing and mastering by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. Will seems to have put just as much TLC into this effort as the band themselves. This makes for a perfect end result thus far.
With the album artwork painted by Eliran Kantor (HATEBREED,TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM), who is no stranger to producing Thy Art Is Murder’s album artwork, it visually portrays the exact point of the concept of Human Target.
Knowing all this, along with both singles, it all makes the anticipation for the July release all that much stronger. I have a feeling that this will take the band to a level beyond the Deathcore Genre into a coveted “Strait Metal” status that will open new ears on a worldwide level that may not have given the band a chance since being pigeonholed into the Deathcore genre which is unfortunately as inclusive as many other sub-genres. Human Target seems to already be breaking the band free of these chains.
We wish Thy Art Is Murder nothing but well wishes going forward in their daily grind of touring (even through certain unexpected situations) and promoting for Human Target. Expect a full review from yours truly once the album is released. Hopefully sooner.
Human Target track listing:
Death Squad Anthem
Make America Hate Again
Voyeurs Into Death
Eye For An Eye
Human Target is a Nuclear Blast and Human Warfare release.
Pre-order Human Target in various digital and physical formats from their official website www.thyartismurder.net
Thy Art Is Murder is currently in between tours. Check their website or Facebook (see below) for dates and ticket purchasing information. Experience the crazy energy not only the band, but the fans attending bring to make it a slammingly memorable experience worth every penny.