New York City’s Black Anvil have finally announced that they will be releasing As Was on January 13th via Relapse Records. 2014’s Hail Death was an atmospheric and ferocious masterpiece, and it sounds like the follow up could be even better. Here’s what the press release states: “As Was seamlessly weaves through eight monumental passages of extreme metal art. More diverse, complex, and thought-provoking than anything they’ve released previously, As Was is a stellar representation of modern black metal, and of Black Anvil‘s continuous progression and songcraft.”
Black Anvil is a band that has progressed their sound with each and every record, and judging by the new ‘May Her Wrath Be Just’ single, that trend is continued on As Was. This track is a blistering mix of sludge, black metal and doom, and I can’t get enough of it. Blast the new track over and over and over below, and if you dig it like I do, pre-order your copy of Black Anvil’s As Was today!