After unleashing the blistering blackened post hardcore of «We Are Always Alone» in January of this year, Austin based Portrayal of Guilt are about to return with their second full-length of the year and overall third in their discography. Entitled «Christfucker», it sees the band plunge “headfirst into unfathomable depths, creating a work of art that’s powerfully unsettling.” Approached by the band in part as “scoring a horror movie,” its press release states that “we each have our own idea of what it means to live through a period filled with perpetual dread, a slowly burning world, and overwhelming darkness. In the case of Portrayal of Guilt, their tortuous afterlife comes with grief, loss, masochism, suffering, and pain.” Below, listen to its utterly bleak first single, the album closer «Possession».
«Christfucker» is set for release on November 5 through Run For Cover on cassette, cd, digital, and vinyl formats. Pre-orders can be found here. The album was produced by Ben Greenberg, mastered by Ted Jensen, and features artwork by Matt King. It further includes noise and electronics by Ben Greenberg (Uniform), Mack Chami (Sutekh Hexen), and Portrayal of Guilt, as well as guest vocals by Jenna Rose (Anatomy)on «Sadist» and Jeremy Bolm (Touché Amoré) on «Fall From Grace».
Below, revisit «We Are Always Alone», originally released on January 29 by Closed Casket Activities and available here on cd, digital, and vinyl formats.
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