Just in time for their well-deserved support slot under Parkway Drive & Polaris on Saturday, January 13th.
Following the release of their solid second full-length album ‘Doubt’ in 2016 (read our review of it here), alternative hardcore outfit She Cries Wolf are kicking off 2018 with a real vengeance. All because of their killer new song, ‘Cultist‘.
As for the Queensland band’s new self-released single, it’s a short but crazily heavy and scathing sonic assault, one that deals with people’s selfishness and substance abuse as well as the broken homes that such personal demons can leave behind in their horrifying wake. Backed up by a savage soundtrack of booming low-end, the band’s heaviest breakdowns yet, Luke Gal’s pounding drums, the chaotic riffs of guitarists Kyal Franklin and Daniel Belic, vocalist Luke Harriss delivers his most powerful vocal performance to date. What with the frontman delivering equally palpable and rage-filled lyrics of deep-seated family issues such as “White lines of separation, have set us apart/You make me fucking sick“, “Your selfishness has brought you here/A scrambled mess, withered and broken by your choices” and “You picked the bottle, you picked the needle, the sexual release/Over me, over him, over us, over everybody“. Heavy and then some.
Now, ever since the band sent me this new song earlier in the week, I’ve had it on repeat every single goddamn day. For this is truly one of She Cries Wolf’s strongest songs thus far, right up there with the solid likes of ‘Baal‘ and ‘Churchblock‘.
She Cries Wolf will be debuting this new song live when they kick off the first of three sold-out Brisbane shows for Parkway Drive and Polaris, as part of the nearly-all-sold-out “A Decade of Horizons” Tour this weekend on Saturday, January 13th at the Tivoli. So for those heading out to the first ‘Horizons’ Brissy show, please don’t give these local lads a hard jarding and make sure you get down early to lap up one of Australia’s most insane live acts.
Recorded and mixed by Cory Judd (Colossal Tracks Studio/A Night In Texas), ‘Cultist’ premiered on Triple J’s Short.Fast.Loud last night and the band have just dropped the intensive music video for this new single today. ‘Cultist’ is available for purchase/streaming on iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify right now and you can check out the video by ‘Cultist‘ (directed by Vitals‘ Nick Hargans) below: