"Churning pestilence and pervasive darkness." 4K - Kerrang Magazine
"Exhilarating agony." 8/10 - Metal Hammer
"Ungodly amounts of disgust." - Metal Injection
"An onslaught of savage music." - Exlaim.ca
"I’m really happy we can name bands after dogs now." - Metal Sucks
"MASTIFF have delivered the album we need." - Distorted Sound Magazine
Sludgecore leviathans MASTIFF have released their latest single, 'Brainbleed', taken from the critically acclaimed new album, Plague, which was unleashed upon an unsuspecting and quite frankly unprepared public last Friday, 1st February via APF Records.
Brainbleed is a 44 second savage, blink and you'll miss it, sensory assault.
The UK's premier misery spreaders MASTIFF have gained worldwide notoriety, applause and disgusted confusion from metal outlets for their abrasive blend of churning sludge and formidable hardcore, creating a release dominated by raw, unadorned aggression and volatility.
Plague is the band’s first full-length album on APF Records, and represents the misanthropic quintet at their most intense and unrelenting. Born of their disgust at humanity’s false nature, and the way in which our deceit and lies spread through social media, Plague is the culmination of a lifetime of frustration, hatred and sorrow, filtered through the most brutal and pummelling material MASTIFF have ever concocted.
Across eight tracks of mutable anger, raw power and bitter resignation, MASTIFF manage to capture the sound of a country in its death throes. From the opening blast of ‘Hellcircle’ to the apocalyptic finality of ‘Black Death’, the album is a work of nail-biting extremity, and finds the band veering wildly from Nails-esque grind into the depths of harrowing doom. The end result, a band that sounds like it’s trying to rip itself apart through music.
Plague is out NOW via APF Records. Ltd edition vinyl orders are available via APF Records here. CD and digital orders available here. Stream on Spotify here.
Catch the band live:
21st Feb – Coventry UK: The Arches Venue (supporting King Witch)
22nd Feb – Stevenage UK: Red Lion
23rd Feb - Newcastle Under Lyme UK: The Freebird
2nd Mar – London UK: The Black Heart
18th May - Manchester UK: Rebellion (supporting Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard / Witchsorrow)
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