Toronto’s formidable death metal crew, Tomb Mold, is back in action with some spine-chilling news. Brace yourselves, music enthusiasts, for they’ve just unveiled their long-awaited album, “The Enduring Spirit.” After a four-year silence, this monstrous release is set to shake the very foundations of your auditory senses. The digital release is slated for this Friday, September 15, while fans eagerly await the physical edition, which is scheduled to drop on October 13 via the venerable 20 Buck Spin label. But that’s not all; let’s delve into the heart of this malevolent masterpiece by exploring its tracklist and mesmerizing cover art.
The Enduring Spirit was meticulously crafted at Boxcar Sound Recording, with the band collaborating once again with the genius sound engineer, Sean Pearson. This auditory onslaught consists of a total of seven tracks that promise to engulf you in a whirlwind of dark and relentless energy.
In their cryptic statement, Tomb Mold cryptically proclaims, “After three years spent spiraling in the cycle reincarnate necessity, a myriad of consciousness have now become one,” hinting at the depth and complexity lurking beneath the surface of this album. It’s a call to prolong the final death spiral of nature and to dive headfirst into the gnashing current of ‘The Enduring Spirit of Calamity,’ an epic journey that promises to leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Tomb Mold’s journey to this sonic cataclysm began in 2016, and they were anything but lethargic in their early years. Each year, like clockwork, they unleashed a new album: “Primordial Malignity” in 2017, “Manor of Infinite Forms” in 2018, and “Planetary Clairvoyance” in 2019. However, the band decided to take an unofficial hiatus, with various members exploring their musical creativity elsewhere. Bassist Derrick Vella embarked on a separate musical venture, delivering two albums under the name Dream Unending. Meanwhile, guitarist Payson Power and singer-drummer Max Klebanoff ventured into the realm of dreamy math-rock with their project, Daydream Plus. But fret not, for Tomb Mold made a triumphant return as a trio last year with the release of “Aperture of Body,” a mesmerizing three-song EP that kept their fans yearning for more.
As we eagerly await the unleashing of “The Enduring Spirit,” it’s worth noting that Tomb Mold’s dedication to their craft and their relentless pursuit of sonic darkness has made them a force to be reckoned with in the realm of death metal. With this latest offering, they are poised to reaffirm their position as one of the genre’s most formidable acts.
So, prepare yourselves for the impending doom and chaos that “The Enduring Spirit” promises to deliver, and mark those calendars for the digital release on September 15 and the physical release on October 13. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the haunting cover art by Jesse Jacobi, a visual embodiment of the sonic terror that awaits. Tomb Mold is back, and they’re ready to usher you into a realm of darkness like never before.