By Tom Breihan
Later this month, Arkansas doom kings Pallbearer will follow up their 2014 stunner Foundations Of Burden with Heartless, one of the year’s most anticipated metal albums. We’ve already posted the utterly badass first single “Thorns,” and now the band has shared the new album’s first song, a heaving six-minute monster called “I Saw The End.” It’s a slow, deliberate monolith that piles riffs on top of riffs and harmonies on top of harmonies, and it’s both prettier and more cathartic than almost any other recent metal song in recent memory. Seriously: This one is a keeper. Listen below.
UPDATE: “I Saw The End” now has a music video directed by Zev Deans. Watch below.
Heartless is out 3/24 on Profound Lore.