This new recording marks the first Pyrolatrous album recorded as a full four-piece, whereas their previous album Teneral was tracked solely by Palmirotto and drummer Lev Weinstein. The growth in these new songs is apparent as the addition of lead guitarist Nolan Voss and bassist Joe Merolla (both of whom have been part of the lineup since just after the recording of Teneral) combined with the established Pyrolatrous foundation has given the band strength to develop and refine their sound. Everything on Inveterate feels tighter and focused. The album bursts with angular riffs and searing solos, driven home by a monstrous rhythmic onslaught from the bass and drums as they hold together the ever evolving compositions. The influences of the more avant-garde black and death metal icons can surely be found scattered across the landscape of Inveterate.
released November 10, 2023
Recorded at Barbershop Studios, Lake Hopatcong, NJ in December, 2019
by Brett Romnes. Mixed by Sanford Parker. Mastered by Brad Boatright/Audio Siege. Artwork by Jas Helena. Logo by View From The Coffin. Photo by Sean Bryant Dunn.
An insanely diverse yet staggeringly cohesive mix of metal sounds that recalls the heyday of Death, Athiest, Cynic, et al. while still forging a unique and distinctive sound. Genres bend seamlessly from trad to prog to death to thrash to black to hardcore and everything in between, solidly anchored by the incredible songwriting and diverse vocal techniques. Definitely contender for AotY 2023. Kyle Turner