Rising Canadian Technical Death Metal act Scorn released their new album, A Comedic Tragedy, earlier in 2020 to strong reviews. The album was produced by Steven Rowlands and Alex Snape of Nomadic Media. Today the band teams with Ghost Cult to share a new guitar playthrough for the track ‘A Lack of Communication’, which you can watch right here!
Guitarist Steven Rowlands comments:
“This song was the second last song written for the album and the lyrics are basically just about what I consider to be, for the sake of professionalism, “silly” as well as me not being able to communicate my ideas or my thoughts across because overthink things a lot and get ahead of myself in my own brain and tend to have a lot of cognitive dissonance. The song’s music was really easy to write though. It seemed that the riffs just flowed out when I was writing them.”
“I’ve created an album which, I feel, has captured an older feel of death metal while still remaining aware of what year it is and how tastes have changed in the metal scene. I show who my influences are and I have no shame in that. The music may not be as fast as some of the more extreme bands out there, but the aggression and intensity still shine through, in my eyes. There has been a lot of work put into this so I hope those who listen to it can hear that. This is the first album that I’ve made almost entirely by myself and I am very happy with the end results and there will be lots more music to come.”
SCORN’s “A Comedic Tragedy” is available on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music.
1. Intro (3:12)
2. Frenzy (6:18)
3. Dense Mind (3:04)
4. Psychotic Acts (3:36) (Guest solo: Layne Richardson)
5. Demented (4:51)
6. Isolation (2:24)
7. Phagocytosis (3:45)
8. Chemical Lobotomy (3:42) (Intro: Alex Snape)
9. A Lack of Communication (3:52)
10. Falling Fortress (5:05) (Guest Solo: Jonah Kay)
Album Length: 39:52