On March 10th, Darkest Hour will return with Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora, their first album on new label Southern Lord Records. We’ve already heard two songs from the forthcoming album, and today, via Metal Hammer (welcome back guys!), the band have debuted a third track, “Those Who Survived.” Their ninth album seems like the polar opposite of their last one, 2014’s polished self-titled album, and this track isn’t going to dispel that. It’s thrashier, and as guitarist Michael Schleibaum says, was written in the studio and describes “the dark end to act one of our story.”
“Unlike some of the other songs, which were demoed repeatedly and composed in different ways electronically, this song was written old-school style in the jam room. We haven’t leaned on our thrash tendencies in a long time so it felt good to stretch out and do a song like this.
It’s sort of an homage to the classics that we grew up loving. This song combines our love for Metallica, Slayer, At The Gates, and Carcass all in one. Another interesting aspect of this song is that it does not feature a solo – I sort of love that about it. Don’t get me wrong, the album is jam-packed with shredding and we are never shy about professing our love for all things guitar solo-related, but I love that this song stands on its own as a straight riffer!”
Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora will be out on Southern Lord Records on March 10th. It can be preordered here.