LORNA SHORE‘s highly anticipated debut album Psalms is set for release on June 9 through Density Records but alongside Revolver Magazine, the pair have streamed the album in its entirety and it doesn’t disappoint.
Produced by FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY guitarist, Will Putney, Psalms engages with themes across the metal realm combining them into a uniquely LORNA SHORE sound.
All 10 songs showcase the band’s strengths as seen on Maleficium EP (2013) which peaked at number three on the iTunes metal chart and propelled them onto the Die Without Tour supporting CARNIFEX, I DECLARE WAR and HERE COMES THE KRAKEN.
“Grimoire”, the album’s single and opening song, is a teaser of what listeners can expect displaying both a technical ability and musicianship while not straying far from their signature airy breakdowns.
Vocalist Tom Barber continues his consistency and range heard on previous releases but he undoubtably adds that haunting layer overtop the dissonant and often chaotic guitar parts – a true compliment of sound.
The track “White Noise” contains an incredible opening riff and demonstrates how solid of guitarists Adam De Micco and newcomer Connor Deffley are while “From the Mist” – arguably the best song on the album – has a part beginning at 1:58 that is not to be overlooked.
Meanwhile, other notable songs include “Wretching in Torment” and “Eternally Oblivion”.
Catch Lorna Shore on tour this summer with DEICIDE:
05/06 The Pint, Spokane, WA
06/06 Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
07/06 Tonic Lounge, Portland, OR
08/06 Oakland Metro, Oakland, CA
09/06 The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
11/06 LVCS, Las Vegas, NV
12/06 Club Red Theaters, Mesa, AZ
15/06 Empire Garage, Austin, TX
16/06 Gas Monkey Live!, Dallas, TX
18/06 Gramercy Theater, New York, NY
19/06 Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
20/06 Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC