"It's been an accomplishment for us to complete the recording of our debut album and work with people that we never thought we'd have the opportunity to create music with, and it's an honour to sign with Season of Mist and to be part of such an eclectic label and team," says UK grind/sludge hybrid Corrupt Moral Altar. "We would like to take this opportunity to issue a formal volume warning with our forthcoming album, and Corrupt Moral Altar takes no responsibility for the end of the world. Seriously though, we are looking forward to touring the hell out of this record and ruining ourselves in the process. If you have seen our shows, keep coming. If you haven't seen our shows, we are just getting started and you will soon." If you could a bit of hyperbole in Corrupt Moral Altar's quote, well, it's probably more like humor. There's no way the group's new album, Mechanical Tides, could signal, be responsible for, or contribute to the end of the world. That is unless you're talking about all the waste that goes into the production of Corrupt Moral Altar's physical products like vinyl, CD and t-shirts. Or, the gas they expend while trucking around on tour. Or, radioactive waste they released into the Pacific while hanging out and causing chaos in Fukushima a few years ago. OK, now we're exaggerating. But it's fun while it lasted.
Actually, what's no fun is Corrupt Moral Altar's "Line Check" track. Brutally uncompromising--how often have you heard that?--the cut is a punch and kick to the face, a sonic body slam of nasty proportions. So, buckle up buttercups. You're about to experience Corrupt Moral Altar. TSIF!
** Corrupt Moral Altar's new album, Mechanical Tides, is out July 22nd on Season of Mist. It's available HERE for the brave at heart and non-conformist at mind.