Strigoi’s ‘Viscera’ Takes Aim At Unsettling Sound Design

Blackened Death and Doom Metal band Strigoi, the brainchild of Greg Mackintosh and Chris Casket, will be releasing sophomore full-length album, Viscera, via Season of Mist on September 30, 2022, as the band’s debut to the label. They’ve now revealed a second single from the new album, “King Of All Terror”.

Strigoi comments:

‘King Of All Terror’ highlights some of the more venomous urgency present on VISCERA. From all out blackened grind to sombre doom in less than 3 minutes. Lyrically, it navigates old testament vitriol, and the inherent hypocrisy of celestial hierarchy…. the worst of the worst.

The cover artwork for Viscera was created by Brian Sheehan of Legerdemain Art.

Chris Casket, who was also Greg Mackintosh’s bandmate on previous project Vallenfyre, comments on Viscera’s direction:

It’s the second album and we’re pushing those limits. The longer songs are longer; the shorter songs are shorter. It’s fully realising the concept. When we did the first album, there were certain expectations as we were coming from Vallenfyre. I felt that it was a really good transition from one to the other. But I feel that with this record, it’s more of a fully fleshed out concept. It’s pushing the light and shade further out.

Mackintosh continues:

The first album was us giving it its own identity separate from Vallenfyre, even though it’s kind of an obvious continuation, in a way. But with Viscera, it’s a combination of pushing the envelope a little bit, making it a bit less raw. Because, we had done that to the Nth degree with Vallenfyre. I’d also say there’s a bit of sound design in there, too, to make it very creepy and, yes, unsettling, sound wise.

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