Nicely, this newest video from Finnish death-doom trio God Illness isn’t gonna fill your soul with heat and pleasure (not that you simply doubtless got here right here on the lookout for such issues anyway). The observe, “Ashes,” is a lumbering funereal crusher that just about wallows in struggling and sorrow. The accompanying video, courtesy of Aarni Visuals, is equally dispiriting. alternating between shut ups of a really grim and animated Ilkka Johannes Laaksonen (vocals) and varied pictures of decay (bones, tooth, a bloody rose). It’s darkish.
Laaksonen’s companions in crime—Henry Randström (bass), Mika Elola (drums)—are nowhere to be seen, however their musical presence is actually felt. “Ashes” is taken from God Illness’s upcoming second full-length, Apocalyptic Doom, which options the guitar work of Are Kangus and Samantha Schuldiner. The album was recorded at Kauhajoki Nightmare Studios at Walther Productions, combined by Olli Nokkala at Studio Kolotila and mastered by Henri Sorvali at Trollhorn Music. It’s set for launch on CD and digitally by way of Grotesque Information on March 10. You may place your preorders right here.
Right here’s what the band needed to say concerning the video/observe:
“Apocalyptic Doom affords what’s promised within the title. The lyrical theme for this album is apocalypse, be it religious, bodily, precise apocalypse of the entire world or simply one thing that seems like an apocalypse on the time, however in the long run spawns new life.
That is very a lot a pandemic album and the entire writing course of passed off in the course of the strictest restrictions, and it reveals on all the things on this album. Nevertheless, the title of this album was already set earlier than none of us even knew that the world would quickly be in a continuing state of disaster. The album cowl is an oil portray performed by Nuno Zuki (Belial Necroart) and it depicts this album completely. That is the darkest place God Illness has ever dwelled, however even the darkest darkness has that one small glimmer of hope. We discovered it and snuffed it out.
The video was shot in early 2022 with very gifted Mikko Parkkonen (Aarni Visuals) and it provides out the chilly vibe that God Illness is all about. “Ashes” is a music about misplaced love and tells a narrative of the final individual ever to stroll this earth.
No salvation for mankind.”