On their debut album Oakland, CA’s Vale channel visions of a grim future in which the world is barren and destroyed, where agents of opportunity consume everything they can get their hands on. Titled Burden Of Sight, the album can be seen as an expression of outrage felt at the pervasive exploitation and avarice that has taken root in the band’s own backyard. From rampant homelessness to the overindulgences of the upper class, it’s all too easy to imagine the harsh reality of decomposing landscapes fraught with cannibalism and religious zealotry that Vale depicts across six tracks of roaring, death-infused black metal.
Tanu Idex’s Track of the Week is Bleed for the Godz by the US band Agent Steel from their debut album Skeptics Apocalypse released in 1985 at Combat Records.
Tanu Idex’s Album of the Week is the selftitled debut album by the German band Kadavar released in 2012 at This Charming Man Records.