Three years after the release of his award-winning debut album ‘Ephrata’, Joshua Burnside has returned to announce the release of his follow up album ‘Into The Depths Of Hell’ due 4th of September. An absurdist examination at the suffering humans inflicts on each other every day and the innate human condition that demands we find some humour in it lest we collapse, ‘Into The Depths…’ postulates that perhaps the first ring of hell begins on our doorstep.
Burnside’s first ring is the expressive ‘And You Evade Him/Born in the Blood’. A mixture of traditional Irish influenced melodies, electronics and vocal harmonies over a folk tinged guitar riff as a back bone with disturbing cymbal crashes and drum beats. This is an exceptional composition, hypnotic in its vocal work and the repetitive guitar riff and lyrics taking on “the Almighty Banks of The West, built upon a culture of colonialism, bloodshed and classism, look on as the world spirals further into chaos – and as they reap the rewards, more humans continue to be Born In The Blood”.
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