LIverpool metal / deathcore act Loathe’s first introduction for many was their signing to Sharptone Records last year along with the subsequent re-release of their EP Prepare Consume Proceed. Today, the band makes their true mark on the music world with the announcement of their debut album, The Cold Sun, produced by Matt McClellan (Underoath, The Devil Wears Prada) and is scheduled to be release on 4/14. The first take off the record is also here with the unveiling of their visually and musically unique single “Dance On My Skin”.
The Cold Sun is a concept record; a compelling 35-minute-long meandering into the depths of a dark, post-apocalyptic tale. The record follows the adjacent timeline of two protagonists, who exist during a dystopian future, stricken by tragedy and the ever-looming apocalypse.
“Our writing process varies from song to song, but usually it takes one of us to have the initial vision for what we want to create. We then each add our own personal input which completes the piece,“ states Shayne Smith, when asked about the quintet’s approach to their craft.
The result is a highly accomplished and enigmatic chronicle, an undoubtedly passionate oeuvre brimming with technical precision, sinister ambience and bitter bile. LOATHE offer a complex sonic architecture which weaves together post-punk, hardcore, heavy electronics, djent and deathcore with a side of prog… melding their sonic threads into an anguished and searingly surreal entity which reels you deep into the abyss.