Arkansas black/death metal duo Torii will release the new full-length album "A Judgement Divine" on June 8th. The album's first single, "The Grand Banquet," can be heard in the player above, along with a pre-order link for the album.
Though black and death metal are core elements, the basic description doesn't quite capture the breadth of Torii's music, colored as it is with post-metal grays and streaks of doom. Multi-instrumentalist/lyricist Bill Masino and vocalist/lyricist Eric May have created yet another masterwork of oppressive darkness and an intensity that burns continually.
Topped off with stunning cover artwork by Cornelius van Haarlem (depicting two followers of Cadmus devoured by a Dragon, 1588), "A Judgement Divine" is nothing short of a watershed release.
The track listing and album artwork can be found here:
1. Army of Sand 2. Theory of Existence 3. The Grand Banquet 4. Dirus Serpens 5. Gates of Paradise II - The Cold Masque of Romance 6. A Judgement Divine