Chicago’s Contrition may seem like a new entrant in the field of angry-as-all-hell death metal, but they’re actually the reformed version of the side project Doomsday. Perhaps that’s why their roster, featuring members of Chrome Waves, Wolvhammer, Cobalt, Usurper, and more, are as practiced as they are despicable. Their new track “Diluted” serves as their mission statement. They exude anger over a grimy membrane of sludge and doom, with the only substance able to permeate it being aggression. "Diluted" is Contrition’s latest single off of their upcoming debut album Broken Mortal Coil, and its name is a misnomer as there isn’t a shred of weakness found in Contrition’s muscular death metal. Check out our exclusive premiere of the track below.

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Contrition announce their intentions mid-way through “Diluted” with the refrain “We are not your saviors.” They promise that there will be no salvation on Broken Mortal Coil, pointing an accusatory finger through confrontational guitar tones and a corroded worldview. The track is largely built around Jerome Marshall’s vocals: Contrition build the song’s unfurling introduction around his titanic grunts. Once underway, the group’s tense rhythms soundtrack Marshall’s dismissal of humanity. The wiry guest solo from Leon del Muerte (Impaled, ex-Exhumed) is the only time the instrumentation deviates from its pummeling pace. Considering that “Diluted” serves as Broken Mortal Coil’s opening track, it synthesizes Contrition into one mantra. There’s no empathy, only unrestrained fury.

Jeff Wilson (guitars/synth) comments:

"Diluted" was the first song written for this album and is probably my personal favorite, it encompasses all the aspects we were hoping to put forth on this particular record... and what better way to start things off than to include a ripping guitar solo. Leon obviously delivered the goods.

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Broken Mortal Coil releases October 29th via Disorder Recordings.