New Age Filth is the fifth album from Californian math rock / progressive quartet HAIL THE SUN. Their most ambitious material to date, New Age Filth was recorded over five weeks with producer Kris Crummett.
When HAIL THE SUN entered the studio to record what would become New Age Filth, they knew they were setting out to make their most collaborative and diverse album yet. The band, consisting of Donovan Melero (vocals/drums), Aric Garcia (guitar), John Stirrat (bass) and Shane Gann (guitar), spent a month living in an apartment attached to producer Kris Crummett’s studio which provided a much different experience from the creation of prior albums.
The result is ten songs that find the band pushing their creative boundaries in every way. They’re heavier and poppier at the same time, proving their ability to be extremely technical in instrumentation while also unleashing some of the catchiest hooks they’ve ever created.
The influence from genre-melding predecessors like Coheed and Cambria, At The Drive-In, and even Yes is apparent, but the sound is still very much a natural evolution from HAIL THE SUN’s past work.
The shifting musical compositions on New Age Filth perfectly accompany the emotive lyrical outpour found across the album. Continuing along the theme of reflection, Melero weaves through painful and emotional experiences of love, cynicism, and touches on how awful humans can be to one another.
Set for release on 16th April, New Age Filth is sure to appease HAIL THE SUN’s powerful fanbase, who have been clamouring for more from the band since the release of 2018’s Mental Knife, and newcomers alike.
FFO:Coheed and Cambria, Mars Volta, Fall of Troy
HAIL THE SUN ARE:
Donovan Melero (vocals/drums)
Aric Garcia (guitar)
John Stirrat (bass)
Shane Gann (guitar)
05 Made Your Mark
06 Slipped My Mind
07 Parasitic Cleanse
10 Punch Drunk