Location: New Jersey
Single Year: 2013
Ladies and gentleman, deathcore has a new heavyweight and its name is Lorna Shore. The band has released their brand new track, “Accumulatory Genophage,” which will be off their upcoming album, “Maleficium.” This song is everything you want from a deathcore song; bone-crushing lows, hair-raising highs, circle-pit inducing riffs, beefy production, and soul-shattering breakdowns.
The first thing that was noticeable off the bat was the production. The overall clarity and the huge sound coming from the guitars reminds of the production that was on Thy Art is Murder’s “Hate.” It reminds because both were produced at the legendary Machine Shop. The production on “Hate” was one of the better produced albums in the last couple of years and it is looking the same way with Lorna Shore. The guitars pack a colossal sized punch, especially during the breakdowns in the song. Adding in with the riffing and breakdowns is an incredible guitar solo in the middle of the song. The solo is so good that some people are claiming that it is programmed, which it is not as the guitarist has a playthrough of the song on his YouTube channel. The drums complement the guitars by sounding as equally beefy during the breakdowns and really highlights the circle-pit passages. The vocals sound as brutal as they should be for a deathcore band. The lows remind of Phil Bozeman while the highs somewhat remind of Thy Art is Murder’s old vocalist, Brendan Van Ryn. These two styles makes for an absolutely brutal combination.
If this song is any indication to how the rest of the album will sound, then this has a chance to be the best deathcore album of the year and possibly up there with the greats of the deathcore genre. This song and this album could be a massive turning point in the career for Lorna Shore as they have done a great job in making a sensational deathcore song.