It's hard to believe three years have passed since the release of Howl & Filth, Generation of Vipers' prior full-length. It's an album that has only managed to improve with age, and I find myself more into it with every listen. So, naturally, when the opportunity was presented for Gilead Media to work alongside GoV and long-time friends Translation Loss to present a vinyl edition of their new album in North America, brilliantly titled Coffin Wisdom, I didn't hesitate for a single moment.
For all the love and affection I have for their last effort, I still wasn't prepared for the impact of Coffin Wisdom. Engineered by bassist Travis Kammeyer and mixed by Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio in Brooklyn, NY, these seven new tracks display a focusing of power. Harnessing influence, maturing as a creative force, and crafting their most fully realized works thus far.
Generation of Vipers define a musical amalgam. A bit of metal and a dash of hardcore blended with hefty dollop of noise-rock. ItÍs obvious there has been a focus placed on developing a real tone in their sound, and itÍs pushed right to the forefront riff after riff. Coffin Wisdom is thick, and itÍs a total sonic assault. -Gilead
01. Damaged Awake
02. Coffin Wisdom
03. Dark Matter
04. You Deserve This
06. Stolen Voices
07. Crawling On The Ceiling