Saviours Palace Of Vision on LP
California metallers, Saviours, drop the molten fruits of their new full-length via a new partnership with France's Listenable Records. Titled Palace Of Vision, their first full-length in four years was captured at Type Foundry in Portland, OR with the inimitable Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Taurus, Ommadon) and boasts nine tracks of Saviours' signature brand of towering riffs, colossal rhythms, infectious guitar harmonies and an obsession with the end of times, the occult, psychedelics and the arcane.
"It's a natural and logical continuation of where we left off with (2011) Death's Procession," said drummer Scott Batiste of the offering. "There are some doomy crushers and faster ragers." As an added bonus, the record comes sheathed in the fittingly dark, intricately transfixing cover renderings of Derrick Snodgrass (Obliterations, Lecherous Gaze).
Still building upon the foundation that Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Motörhead laid, Saviours now enters their second decade on a real roll. Rooted in hardcore punk but preferring to cruise in outer space, the lysergic of Saviours hessians have always brought a ton of swing and swagger to their forward-charging heavy metal. The band melds sounds from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, progressive rock, and proto-doom, and delivers it all with a snarling West Coast hardcore edge. The result is an absolute beast of a sound that is all Saviours own!