Lifesick is one of those band names that fits the music its representing so fucking perfectly that it's hard to imagine a better one. Hailing from the hallowed land that brought the world King Diamond (that's Denmark, for the uninformed), their sound is metallic hardcore of the ugliest and filthiest order. The quintet released its debut album, 6.0.1., through Southern Lord a couple of years back, and I've been eagerly awaiting their follow-up since then.
The good news is that Lifesick's sophomore album, Swept in Black, is done, and the even better news, it's being released later this month. If that wasn't already enough to get me all giddy, the band have chosen No Echo as the place to debut a track from the album called "Cage of Fear," which you can stream below:
Recorded by Jacob Bredahl (ex-Hatesphere) at Dead Rat Studios in Arhus, Denmark and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland OR, the sound of Swept in Black is as thick and pounding as the material it captured. For further proof, check out another cut from the album called "Torment of Life" here.
Swept in Black will be released as a limited colored vinyl LP, CD, and digitally on Dec. 21. Pre-orders are now available in Europe via Evil Greed and in North America via Deathwish Inc.