If you want to listen to something which is violent,ferocious,intense and noisy then get this new album by Diploid. Easily number one album in the charts by a country mile.
Favorite track: Disease Carrier.
Heavy Machinery Records is proud to present 'I am Yours. And I am Here Again.', the astoundingly heavy new album from Melbourne punk metal legends Diploid.
Since 2010, Diploid have been a primal force searing underneath the pyre of Australian heavy music. Crushing, urgent, depressing and fierce, few can stand toe to toe with the blistering vocals, thematic despair and rapid-fire instrumentals that strike straight at a listener’s pressure points. Diploid are antithetic to peace.
Diploid's 2020 album 'Glorify' recently earned the band an award for Best Heavy Album from Music Victoria. International heavyweights such as Full of Hell, Cancer Bats and Integrity have all slotted Diploid on support for their shows. Heavy Experimental pioneers The Body have performed a collaborative improvised set with Diploid in 2019, and the band have blasted eardrums on tour in Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia.
Diploid’s fourth album, 'I Am Yours. And I Am Here Again.' is a masterclass in musical intensity where elements of grindcore, noise, black metal, hardcore punk, screamo and avant experimentalism are whipped into a cacophonous fury, while staggeringly extreme vocals explore lyrical themes of genocide and radicalisation.
Written on Wurundjeri land during a 100-day lockdown, the record picks at the feeling that nothing you do changes anything - the feeling that you can’t stop the pain in the world. The next chapter for Australia’s fiercest heavy act is about to begin. Prepare yourself.
released September 3, 2021
Additional vocals written and performed by Ebony Rattle
Additional instrumentation by Christopher Brownbill
Recorded and mixed at Underground Audio by Christopher Brownbill 2021
Mastered by Matthew Grey at Matthew Grey Mastering
Cover painting by Mariam Benjemaa
Graphic design by Luke Fraser at Grin Creative
Project coordination by Naretha Williams
Series curated and produced by Miles Brown
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a punishingly heavy, yet startlingly soulful album. “beaten” chugs from start to finish and reaches a harrowing crescendo; brendan’s “I AM FREE” reverberates around in my dreams. the cover of “no dreaming” had my jaw on the floor the first time i heard it. but “relent?” the entire runtime of this song, i’m compelled by some otherworldly force to scream my soul out right along to the lyrics. not to mention the incredible riffs; the choruses remind me of a blackened ulcerate, e milesmccollough
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In around 45 minutes of runtime, Devouring Ruin comes across as a fairly expansive and modern death metal record that touches on various extreme styles with great success. It's not a unique sound but it is certainly unexpected for a formerly grindcore band to have evolved so much that their longer compositions are now their most riveting ones.
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