Track: Venom Prison Release A Metal Masterpiece With New Single ‘Pain Of Oizys’

Andy Ford

Venom Prison share their new track ‘Pain Of Oizys’ taken from upcoming album ‘Erebos’ due 4th February

Ben Thomas elaborates, 

“The second offering by Venom Prison is a cold room with a dusty piano. It’s a softly sung war hymn with finger-picked guitar. It’s a ship in calm seas watching for the storm on the Horizon. ‘Pain Of Oizys’ will lull you into a false sense of security. Unique to Venom Prison’s previous releases the instrumentation is not what you’d expect. Glassy reverberated guitars and cold piano notes lay the foundation for clean sung harmonies. ‘Pain Of Oizys’ climaxes with synthy leads, strings and aggressive vocal chants. Leaving them feeling empowered with the lyrical conclusion whilst the intensity of the song winds down.”

Ash Gray (guitar) continues, 

“The song was written in so many ways, structures, and styles. It was only when it became the form you’re hearing now that we had the big realisation we’d found something different and special, but still very “Venom Prison” – even though it probably isn’t what listeners are expecting or used to at this point from us. We’ve always expressed as a band that we would not create the same records and songs over and over again so this is us sticking to our word.”

Lead vocalist Larissa Stupar adds, 

“The song is about coming to terms with depression, trauma and PTSD. Accepting it as part of who I am and rather living life with it than not living at all. It’s about finding strength in suffering and not giving up. Every day is a new day, every day comes with its struggles but ultimately I don’t want to bow to these demons in my head, I wish for it to end and to find peace even in the most difficult of situations.”

With the inclusion of piano and hypnotic guitar the track is less aggressive as the bands previous single. It’s still very much as heavy though, with the doom filled bass and drums keeping the track from going too soft. Stupar’s growl and clean vocals are used to great effect to really deliver the emotional heaviness. The track is an impressive compositions with some tasty guitar lead work showing the band can go all out metal one minute to more serious and emotive work the next. All in all its looking to be a bright future for Venom prison with songwriting like this.

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