Los Angeles-based death metal duo Our Place of Worship is Silence have never been shy about their misanthropy and negative outlook on humankind, an attitude that reinforces the darkness on their new album, Disavowed, and Left Hopeless. The latest track from the album, "Covenant of the Fallen," is a twisting and dissonant amalgam of black and death metal that accompanies the band’s philosophical musings.

"This song exemplifies the fusion of our traditional sound with new experimentation,” drummer and vocalist Tim says. “There are classic rhythms that embellish a bleak backdrop of contempt, that evolve into a vertiginous haze of dissonance. The lyrical content holds vengeance and malice as the two sides of this corroded coin. Hail the Fall!" Stream "Covenant of the Fallen" ahead of Disavowed, and Left Hopeless' release below.

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The band lean heavily into their black metal side on "Covenant of the Fallen", tearing through blast beats and tremolo-picked riffs that offset the aggressive death metal that makes up the other half of Our Place of Worship is SIlence’s sound. Engineered, mixed and mastered by TEETH guitarist and Translation Loss labelmate Erol Ulug, Disavowed, and Left Hopeless is the band’s most immediate and in-your-face sounding album to date; the song’s rhythm section is like a violent pulse, disturbing the blackened atmosphere. “Covenant of the Fallen” builds to a cacophonous end, the band’s instrumental maelstrom fading into buzzing noise and feedback.

-Vince Bellino

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Disavowed, and Left Hopeless is out August 27 on Translation Loss. Pre-save here.

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