Like you, I’m struggling to get to the finish line with this fucking week. Normally, I’d reach for something grindy, but the Decibel office already celebrated the 24th birthday of Napalm Death’s Utopia Banished this morning, so that’s out. What about some more “fun” crossover action to pick up the tempo without driving me further into the ground? Enter: San Diego’s Mizery and this scorching (if not skanking) new track “Execution Style.” Vocalist Jose Gonzales fills us in.
"I think this track, although not the title track, really encompasses the record as a whole and reflects everybody's personality in the band,” he tells Decibel. “It kicks in fast with early Leeway-esque riff and then breaks down with some sweet melodic chords and a catchy chorus. A couple tempo changes, a juicy little solo, and a spooky bridge, all climax to what probably is the heaviest point in the record. It could quite possibly be the best track this band has ever written."
Check it out here and then get in the pit tonight in Richmond. I hear that town has a pretty good crossover scene of its own!
Flatspot Records will release Absolute Light on July 22nd, with a European pressing licensed to Reality Records. Pre-orders are available here for LP, CD, and cassette.
MIZERY Tour Dates:
6/23/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA *
6/24/2016 Longbranch Saloon – Knoxville, TN w/ Will To Die
6/25/2016 house show – St. Louis, MO w/ Will To Die
6/26/2016 Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO
7/03/2016 The Industry – Chula Vista, CA w/ Blistered, Eternal Sleep
8/20/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA **
8/21/2016 Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC **
8/22/2016 Rockin’ Hard Saloon – Myrtle Beach, SC **
8/23/2016 The Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL **
8/24/2016 Cloud Springs Deli – Ringgold, GA **
8/25/2016 The High Note – Birmingham, AL **
8/26/2016 Walter’s – Houston, TX **
8/27/2016 TBA – Dallas, TX **
8/28/2016 Jackpot Music Hall – Lawrence, KS **
8/30/2016 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL **
8/31/2016 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI **
9/01/2016 4th Street Bar – Mansfield, OH **
9/02/2016 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA **
** w/ Merauder, Malfunction