Nu metal/hardcore five piece 生 Conform 死 have released a new track, announced an album on the way AND have a mini tour planned to celebrate. New track “Blood Eagle” follows on from the Perth band’s 2016 EP Vol I: Cigarette Lullaby; seven tracks of damn good music.
“Blood Eagle” is the first taste of 生 Conform 死’s debut album Circa 94, which is releasing on 18th May, and is already available for pre-order on iTunes, Google Play, Bandcamp, and Amazon. I don’t know what happened in 1994, but I’m keen to find out. 生 Conform 死 seem to be sharing part of this story with “Blood Eagle”.
With static beginnings and unnerving riffs at the introduction, gritty vocals try to find their place over uneasy loops. Swirling and building, we’re dealt a measured and sombre delivery of how bad things have been. The band share that the title of the track is inspired from their love of the show “Vikings”, and the main character’s increasing frustration in being stuck and not progressing in life, “Lying to ourselves to remain comfortable”.
Lightening into (gorgeous) clean vocals and a sense of smooth wondering and questioning, it’s not long before we’re taken through a haze and falling back into rhythmically stuttered and layered distaste. There’s something addictive about these rhythms.
“If you find Jesus motherfucker, let me know”
Seemingly forgotten and ignored by higher powers and stuck in a cycle of misery, layered vocals and steady bass pull us into blown wide open hugeness. As the dust settles, defeat is the flavour, where giving up on being rescued makes more sense than trying.
This hectic mix seems to take the best of hardcore and nu metal and turn it into something surprisingly beautiful. Ridiculously keen for hearing Circa 94 now.
Watch “Blood Eagle”‘s music video below, and catch it on our Spotify playlist: The Depth List: 2018. You can also find 生 Conform 死 on select dates at Perth and Melbourne, with The Gloom In The Corner, Worlds Apart, Bitter Taste, She Cries Wolf, The Colour Clear, and I, Valiance. Details below.