We’re pleased to bring you the exclusive stream of Funeral Horse‘s new track “Gods of Savages.” The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album Divinity For The Wicked, out September 15th through Artificial Head Records.
Paul Bearer from Funeral Horse comments on the track:
“‘Gods of Savages’ was inspired by the movie ‘Hiroshima, Mon Amour’ and then reading the gallery book from the film by Emmanuelle Riva. The brutality of it all – and the continued brutal confusion of war forced me to wonder about the motives of our savage gods. In regards to the Hammond organ, we knew after the song was developed that we wanted to have it included on the recording. The song just called for it!”
Like a vision of ’80s post-hardcore punk rock, red-eyed and burning one in the back of Heavy Metal History 101, under the influence of The Melvins, Kyuss and Harvey Milk, Funeral Horse make music to gouge minds to. From album opener “There Shall Be Vultures,” a track that straight off the bat (teeth flying) showcases one of the many strutting rock assaults the trio have become expert in peddling, Divinity For The Wicked throws open its doors to a wider world of distortions and digressions. Leading the charge with “Underneath All That Ever Was,” a lumbering paean drawn in part from the words found in a suicide note of one of Bearer’s co-workers which had gone unnoticed for several days pinned to an office bulletin board, this is Funeral Horse at their darkest and most pensive. The Tuareg desert blues of “A Bit Of Weed,” the funereal bagpipes that send off “Gifts Of Opium And Myrrh” and slow cinematic burn of instrumental “Cities Of The Red Night” suggest there’s more than meets the immediate ear this time around for a band already masterful in the delivery of unfiltered noise and heavy fuzzrock.