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NYC metal experimentalists Pyrrhon will release their new album Abscess Time on June 26th via Willowtip Records (pre-order). The more this band goes on, the less you can pigeonhole them into any specific subgenre, and the new title track (which opens the record) is very much proof of that. There's noise, sludge, avant-garde, death, and lots more going on here, and the whole thing is a filthy mess (in a good way).

"This song is the first Pyrrhon song ever that we wrote entirely in the room together, as a group," says vocalist Doug Moore. "We started with a really simple bass-and-drum groove and just fleshed out the entire thing from that starting kernel. Structurally, you could think of it as our version of 'rock music.' It's got more in common with The Stooges or Flipper than with Suffocation or Atheist. Like a lot of music borne out of group jamming, its details are variable and subject to interpretation from performance to performance; only the bones of the song are fixed in place. In that sense, it's the culmination of a process that has been occurring in our work since our very first album: it collapses the distinctions between our respective individual songwriting personalities and speaks in a singular, collective voice."

"The lyrics are about how problems don't go away when you hide them; they just fester and get worse until they eventually explode, clearing the way for even more wanton misbehavior. The lyrical concept was a direct outgrowth of the music's grim, inexorable rhythmic feel – the sound of a disaster that moves slowly, but that you still can't escape from. Most Pyrrhon lyrics are somewhat topical, but I didn't expect this one to feel quite as on-the-nose as it does now."

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Tracklist
1. Abscess Time
2. Down At Liberty Ashes
3. Teuchnikskreis
4. The Lean Years
5. Another Day In Paradise
6. The Cost Of Living
7. Overwinding
8. Human Capital
9. Cornered Animal
10. Solastalgia
11. State Of Nature
12. Rat King Lifecycle

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