I Shall Die Here is the fourth studio album by American sludge metal band The Body. Released on April 1, 2014 through RVNG Intl. record label, the album was produced by British electronic musician The Haxan Cloak.
It’s rare sometimes that a recording comes along that won’t allow you to skip tracks. This is one such record. From the opening pummel of “To Carry the Seeds of Death Within Me” to the final track “Darkness Surrounds Us” with it’s reverb drenched violin dancing thru the stereo field nothing feels like filler. The album feels like a post apocalyptic statement on the cruelty of life itself, and is breathtakingly intense and dynamic.
I’m in awe of The Haxen Cloak on any given day, but the production here is impeccable. If this band collaborated with him again I would buy that record without a second thought nor a need to hear it first.
This album begs for a good set of headphones, a single lit candle, and a thunderstorm off in the distance.
This album can be purchased direct from RVNG.