Messihvore: With sludgy, doom drenched track…..

Messihvore – Cult Worship

Here are Cult Worship single by Messiahvore from their self-titled album, set to release on February 26th, 2021 on Coffin & Bolt Records / Golden Robot Records. Cult Worship is a sludgy, doom drenched track with an industrial fusion, aggressive and thick.

Cult Worship has an industrial vibe. Riffs are aggressive and tight, then open and noise-infested with sonic wind and feedback. Cult Worship begins with a stylistically tribal intro beat that bleeds into a minimalistic verse, then brought together by a straight-forward driving chorus.

The song is meant to push and pull until its final bombastic summary. Lyrically, the song seems to be an introspective search and request for individuals to think for themselves. With the current state of the world and the mistakes of the past, many still find themselves sheepishly drawn to a cult of personalities that in their minds have all the answers that they are seeking and seem to blindly take them at face value.

Whether it’s a politician or religious figure, the world is saturated with those who would con you to your desired salvation, dogma or confirmation bias. This well is poison, this life is toxic. Basically saying we’ve already facilitated our demise. This is as doom as it gets without playing slow. 

 Messahvores` first album release features 9 tracks. All the music was recorded live in studio and then the vocals and some extras added after the fact. We were stoked to have tracked all in the same room with one another and bring the music with the natural energy, feedback and volume of our live performances.

The recording was done in Denver in our own commercially run studio known as The Crash Pad Bart, the guitarist and singer engineered the recording. We simply set up and test tracked, locked in the tones and let it rip. The results speak for themselves. We are proud of our first effort and are looking forward to sharing it with all the heavy music fans of the world.

Lots of density on this debut release. Thick guitars and bass combined with saturated vocals. Catchy hooks but not overly commercial. The Last Word is an epic instrumental that supplies ambient vibe for days. Betrothed hits hard and is either about overbearing control or Vampires. You can make the call. Cult Worship is one of our favorites and Doublecross starts out with some Sabbath vibe then moves into desert rock territory. Messiahvore mixes elements of groove metal, doom, stoner rock and a bit of industrial to complete the sound.

Messahvore were only formed in mid-2018. However, collectively members have been working the Denver scene for years. Bart McCrorey started out in the punk rock outfit St James Gate then joined the local skate rock favorite Frontside Five. Bart McCrorey played lead guitar and co-fronted the band for a 10-year stent. Jenn began playing bass when asked to join The Blackouts in 2008. The all-female hard rock band that still plays in Denver today. Jenn and Bart McCrorey asked long-time friend Bailey Cecil to play drums for them. Bailey Cecil had a strong background in the stoner and doom scene in the area hailing from fronting Bronze on guitar and drumming in Core Of The Earth. Kevin Disney was the first and only guitarist the band tried out. They knew him from a band called The Worth. Kevin supplies an excellent amount of weird mixed with sonic knowhow.

The intent of Messahvore was to play heavy groove intensive rock that draws from their favorite stoner, doom, and whatever else that is sonically pleasing to them.

 It was a fast start for the band, opening for Fu Manchu, Sasquatch, Nebula, Daikaiju and were slated to play with Lord Dying then the COVID hit the states. You know the rest of that story. This led to them buckling down and writing a seven song EP. The band signed to Coffin & Bolt Records which is incorporated with the international mainstay Golden Robot Records.

 New drummer Brokk Dagaz and Bart met while recording a band at Bart’s studio The Crash Pad. After working with Brokk Dagaz, Bart took note and tapped him for a collaboration project called The Bloodaxe released in 2018 that featured Bart on most all the strings and Brokk Dagaz on drums. The collaboration part was 14 of Colorado’s aggressive vocalist writing and performing on the release. After this venture it was clear that Brokk Dagaz would be hit up in the future and fortunately he was available and willing to step in. 

 Brokk Dagaz comes from a Philadelphia death metal band Nefarious. The dude has chops for days and easily adapted to Messahvore’s driving style. He has great feel and grooves the shit out of the riffs. A fan of classic metal and an open mind to music, he was the perfect fit to solidify the line-up. 


About Ulf Backstrøm (7433 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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