LIVID

BENEATH THIS SHROUD, THE EARTH ERODES (PROSTHETIC RECORDS)

LIVID - BENEATH THIS SHROUD, THE EARTH ERODES 113391
Format:
1 LP
Release:
11.08.2017
Label:
PROSTHETIC RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
113391
Barcode:
0656191029216
Transparent purple vinyl. Limited to 300 copies. Minneapolis dwellers LIVID bring towering riffage and mammoth doom metal on their Prosthetic debut "Beneath This Shroud, The Earth Erodes', a sonically cathartic endeavor with nods to the trio's major influeces: Evoken, Mournful Congratulation and Eyehategod to the Melvins, Boris and Tool.

Originally formed in 2013, by 2015 the trio had been evolving their riffs to lay them down to tape and teamed up with producer, Ali Jaafar at Ecstattic Studio to record their first demo.

The two part, 22 minute opus, Sint, was released on Bandcamp in the Summer of that year and was met with wide acclaim in the metal underground.

Doomed & Stoned, The Burning Beard, as well as Seattle radio station, KEXP, all jumped on board as early flag waivers for the band.

int' was powerful, both in riff and vocals. Benson's vocal style was often compared to Gregorian Monks chants.

They are haunting and perfectly complimented the eerie, punishing riffs he played combined with the thunderous support of drummer Leick and bassist Padelford.

Throughout the remainder of the year, Livid shared the stage with bands such as Theories, Bell Witch, Cobalt and Mantar By Fall of 2016, the went back to Jaafar's studio and began work on their debut album, Beneath This Shroud, The Earth Erodes.

The political climate of that time, combined with various struggles each member had, helped create and extremely dark, extremely moody, heavy and angry sounding album.

Padelford remarks, "while each of us dealt with personal strife and success we found solace coming together to spill out what we had bottled up." Benson further elaborates on how the country's state of affairs effected and changed the lyrical them of the album, "we rewrote most of the lyrics in the studio the day after the 2016 presidential election.

The lyrics paint a bleak image of the future. The track The Fire underwent the most changes and addresses this issue most directly.

We hope to open the listener's eyes, and we hope for for a better future." Beneath This Shroud, The Earth Erodes will see a July 14th release date.

The band will be playing a series of record release shows around this date and will head out with Alabama atmospheric sludgsters, Hexxus, for a US tour shortly after that.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. DESCEND
  • 1.2. NOTHING
  • 1.3. SINS OF GOD
  • 1.4. THE FIRE
  • 1.5. INTO NOTHING