Putrescine - The Fading Flame Cassette
PUTRESCINE will release their debut full length album via Tridroid Records this coming March. With EPs and singles already under their belts, The Fading Flame sees the death metal trio flex their musical muscles over ten tracks of progressive, pummelling extremity.
Recorded in early 2020, with the band’s own Zac Sanders taking on production duties, the three-piece crafted an abrasive and chaotic communiqué that takes inspiration from the genre’s all-time greats - Carcass, Morbid Angel, At The Gates. With American death metal seeing something of a resurgence in recent years, PUTRESCINE’s latest offering cements them as part of that invigorating revival, thanks in no small part to the songwriting chops of Trevor Van Hook and Marie McAuliffe.
Proudly antifascist and known to wear their hearts on their sleeve, it’s no surprise that the lyrical themes on the album are often deeply personal in nature. Vocalist, Marie, elaborates: “That Mountain is about surviving trauma and was written at a very low point in my life. Outsider is a bitter cry against the well off queers who historically sold out the gay rights movement and killed its radical element. It's a message about class unity being more powerful than liberal concepts of identity.”
Inspiration also comes from other places; the stunning album artwork is an interpretation of Firelink Shrine from Dark Souls, created by Carlos Agraz. The thrones and the creatures on them represent the Lords of Cinder - who are a notable influence on the first tracks on the record.
With hopes to play live as soon as circumstances allow, PUTRESCINE’s live line up has already been fleshed out by the addition of a live drummer and bass player. The Fading Flame looks set to propel PUTRESCINE forward and into the record collections of discerning death metal fans the world over.