BLACK PESTILENCE Bare Their Black Metal Teeth In Satanic D-Beat On New Album “Chaotic Wisdom”

Canada’s Black Pestilence returns with their ferocious seventh studio album “Chaotic Wisdom”. The band started out as very chaotic black metal with small hints of punk rock and lots of noise. After, it slowly evolved into a punk rock structure with black metal vocals. Now it is much more catchy with shorter song lengths. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly the sound that Black Pestilence is now. There are more electronic samples, simple verse/chorus song structures, and much less traditional black metal elements other than occasional blast beats and tremolo picking. Vocalist/bassist Valax comments on the album:

“I knew that following up “Hail the Flesh” would be a tall order. “Chaotic Wisdom” is a Satanic d-beat. The music is formulated around typical punk rock song structures while being projected through the playing style of black metal. Greater emphasis was placed on the samples used on this album in the form of additional percussion and cacophonous electronics. Many of the song lyrics touch base on various themes related to Satanic philosophy, societal stratification, and general debauchery.”

“Chaotic Wisdom” contains seven Satanic d-beat anthems. It is the result of three years of writing and recording and is the pinnacle of the Black Pestilence catalog. Similar to previous releases, this album is fast, infectious, and straight to the point. However, experimentation with dissonant tones, industrial electronics, and auxiliary percussion was emphasized to a greater degree on this album. This is not a stylistic change from Black Pestilence, but represents an elevation to the next level of chaotic noise.

The album was mixed and mastered by Sacha Laskow and the album artwork by Juha Vuorma. It is recommended for all black metal fans especially those who enjoy Impaled Nazarene, Acidez, and Midnight.

Listen to the full stream for “Chaotic Wisdom” below!

In additional news, Black Pestilence will be hitting the road for Western Canadian tour dates with Citizen Rage in support of their new album (dates listed below).

Tour Dates w/ Citizen Rage​

Sept 15 - Calgary, AB - Dickens 
Sept 16 - Red Deer, AB - The Vat 
Sept 17 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room - Temple 
Sept 18 - Drumheller, AB - Neighbors Pub 
Sept 19 - Saskatoon, SK - D'Lish Cafe (All Ages) 
Sept 21 - Prince Albert, SK - The Spice Trail 
Sept 22 - Brandon, MB - East Side Eatery 
Sept 23 - Winnipeg, MB - Bulldog Events Centre

Track Listing:

1. Mortal Rift (3:29) 
2. A Life of Evil (3:06) 
3. The Devil’s Connection (3:29) 
4. Chaos and Carnality (3:18) 
5. Aspect of Darkness (3:06) 
6. Infernal Might (feat. Mark Russell) (2:35) 
7. Animus (5:50)