Monday, February 11, 2013

PRISTINA on Invisible Oranges

Invisible Oranges presents the premiere of "The Immoralist", a song off Pristina's second full-length, Hopeless•Godless. 

Invisible Oranges' Doug Moore writes: "Pristina floats in the grey space between metalcore, sludge, and noise rock... Strewn across the landscape of anger and self-loathing are moments of clarity and even sensitivity. Today Is The Day, whose Steve Austin recorded Pristina's previous album, comes to mind."

Rhythmically punishing, emotionally ravaging, "The Immoralist" is the first new Pristina music to surface (aside from the odd demo track) since the release of the Connecticut band's acclaimed debut, The Drought (ov Salt and Sorrow), in 2010. Of Pristina's debut, Decibel Magazine printed a review that stated, "For all its supposed edginess, heavy music rarely touches 'the long, dark night of the soul.' This record dives headfirst into it." 

Says Pristina vocalist/bassist Brendan K Duff, "Hopeless•Godless was a very difficult record to make, emotionally. The album is about the darkest period of my life."

Hopeless•Godless sees a February 26 release on The Path Less Traveled Records, home also to releases by Flourishing and Tiger Flowers.