Impressively, Canada’s Despite The Reverence has been together writing and performing for over 10 years now with the same lineup and as of this year, has produced five full-length albums. The most recent addition to their catalog is “Stress of Evolution”, a twelve-track, neck-breaking monster of an album that builds on all of their previous work.
The first glimpse of the groove and riffs within will be with the single “Primate Centurion”, which channels hints of Pink Floyd and Tool, as explained by the band:
“Our first single released off of the new album starts with a very ominous but with hints of Pink Floyd before kicking into an early Tool ‘Undertow’ style riff. This song hits hard with a very big sound and a huge chorus. The middle guitar solo continues the groove and rolls right through to the ending. This is more of a straightforward hard rock song that’s all about continuing the hook and not deviating too far away from the groove. Following the album theme, this song follows the evolutionary theme from ape to human to artificial intelligence”.
Excited to hear fans’ responses to their latest work, the band has come a long way and their growth is evident in the music. They’ve taken all the best elements of their personal styles, honed them, and now invite fans around the world to their metal feast. Dynamic from heavy to melodic, it’s a mixture of tempos, styles, and instrumentation. Variety is the spice of life and Despite The Reverence tries to bring everything under one roof creating unique and interesting compositions which flow together under a common concept.
“Stress of Evolution” comes out on April 14th, 2023, and is recommended for fans of Pantera, Tool, and Black Sabbath.
Watch the official video for “Primate Centurion” below.
2. Khali Yuga
3. Surprise Kill Vanish
4. Primate Centurion
5. Killing Plebs
6. Fears of Our Fathers
7. Stress of Evolution
8. Human Obsolete
9. Thinning the Herd
10 .War Machine
11. At My Door Knocks Death
12. Disco Death Tech