If there's any universal truth about thrash metal, it's that the shortest song on an album is probably going to rip the hardest, and that's certainly the case with "Bestial Fornication." Clocking in at under two and a half minutes, the new single demonstrates exactly how unhinged Eternal Evil's debut album The Warriors Awakening Brings the Unholy Slaughter is—if the album title didn't give it away already, that is. This bite-sized slice of madcap thrash metal shows off the Swedish band's penchant for being both blazing fast and sadistically intriguing, never expecting high tempos alone to capture the audience's attention and doling out rhythmic, catchy riffs and solos. Heavily attuned to thrash metal's past and violent potential, Eternal Evil's riff-packed assault brings the heat in a way that not much other modern thrash can. Listen below (and check out the previous single as well):

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Blasting out of the gate with malevolent speed, "Bestial Fornication" is, as a whole, anything but subtle. Every riff in the song is fiendishly intricate, aligned tightly with the rhythm section for brutal impact and headbang-friendly. Here we only need a few killer riffs to get the point across, but on the rest of the album, this same formula makes for longer, more involved songs with just as much old-school intensity. Packed with moments that are bound to trigger nostalgia about the first time you discovered thrash metal, these Swedish teens' debut taps into the same infectious energy that gave the genre its push into the spotlight so many decades ago.

From the band:

"Bestial Fornication" is one of my favorite songs that I have written. The lyrics are very brutal and graphic because I was in a period of listening a lot to Cannibal Corpse at the time. One of the cool things with this song is that it's our only track that contains blast beats. It's fast, full of power and straight to the point as it should be!

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The Warriors Awakening Brings the Unholy Slaughter releases November 26th, 2021 via Redefining Darkness Records.