AUDIO: Shroud of Despondency – “Air of Abrasion”

Black metal project Shroud of Despondency released a new album. Written in late 2020 when Rory Heikkila was in the throes of several surgeries, the lyrics tackle the insidious dread and anxiety that dominated his life at the time. There’s themes of decay, numbness, concealing suffering, and bitter nostalgia that all reflect endurance of unrelenting pain and impending doom. The shrieks, meticulous guitarwork and grinding rhythms culminate into a truly diabolical atmosphere. Shroud of Despondency persevere the horror with “Air of Abrasion.”

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