by Andrew Sacher


Ghostlimb, one of the many projects of Justin Smith (Dangers, Graf Orlock, Vitriol Records, etc), are releasing the followup to 2012's Confluence in 2016. It's called Difficult Loves and it's due out February 5 on Vitriol. We've got the premiere of lead single "Treason Fluently," which is a super dynamic hardcore song, switching from sludgy parts to slower atmospheric stuff to mile-a-minute metalcore chugs. It rips pretty hard. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by the great Jack Shirley. Here's what Justin says about it:

I feel like this one is the most developed in what we have sought to do over the last 10 years. True to form, it is about history, politics, and environmental stuff but it brings in a lot more from the literary realm. The title of the record is from an Italo Calvino book and although it isn't specifically about the kind of short vignettes that are in the book, it is about glimpses into normal peoples' lives. More about capturing a feeling than being a crusader of some dialectical change. The music itself is probably more influenced by metal.

That's the artwork above, which was designed by Adam Hunt, who plays with Justin in Graf Orlock (whose new album Crime Traveler also comes out on February 5). Listen to "Treason Fluently" below...


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