It is with immense pleasure to initiate Thralldom onto the Ritual Productions roster and announce the digital release date on November 11th of their first rite in ten years, entitled Time Will Bend Into Horror.
Purveyors of the occultist realm may recognise the name from years long passed, being something of an enigma amongst underground metal circles. Indeed, Thralldom have now returned with their first offering in over a decade, consisting once again of Ryan Lipynsky aka Killusion (Unearthly Trance, Serpentine Path, The Howling Wind) and Jared Turinsky aka Jaldagar. Although the alchemists remain the same, this is a new incarnation for the project: Thralldom 3.0.
Textures and tones from their ancient demo days and the experimental blackened noise for which they garnered acclaim melds with their new mentality which focuses more on the nuances of riff, drum and guitar interlacing. Devoid of genre limitations and gimmicks, never bounded by time or space, Thralldom refuse to tread paths gone before on Time Will Bend Into Horror. The six tracks transverse and re-morph sonic terrain, with licks of black, thrash, doom, old-school metal, industrial, noise and dark electronica but never exclusively, always experimental. You’ll find your subconscious entranced, limbs paralysed from the morose stillness before being ensnared into a blistering headbanging frenzy all whilst your face mirrors that of Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’. You will not know when your corporeality or psychosis will manifest or seize in its consciousness during the album and that is why the intricacies found on Time Will Bend Into Horror is an alchemical abstract art that amalgamates and subverts the mind/body dichotomy through its evocation of fear, pensiveness, horror.
Thralldom are essential elements in the dark arts. Never fearful of exploring uncharted territory, they trust and learn from the chaos transmuting this into instinctual soundwaves. Time Will Bend Into Horror evokes a variety of moods through its fractured fluidity ultimately making this a magikally compelling listen. After 10 years away, it is now time for Thralldom’s subliminal, subversive and sinister sonics to re-enter the atmosphere and align latent areas of your psyche. We invite you to join this séance.