The artwork for Ernia’s upcoming album, How To Deal With Life And Fail, is both busy and beautiful; a minglement of prehistoric and contemporary imagery created by illustrator Xabier Sagasta. At once intricate and simplistic, this image is instantly memorable. A fact that would most likely remain regardless of one’s opinion of the piece, this also parallels the music Ernia makes. As such, the combined artistic achievement has been rounding-up impressions from different corners of the underground since the release of the album’s first single, “Farewell, Sputnik,” earlier this year.
Our good friends at Transcending Obscurity Records have given us the honor of presenting a new track called “Room Full of Paper Cranes.” Prepare yourselves for a bit of delightfully abhorrent mindwarping!
Mixing violent screams, alternately dissonant and melodic guitars, and rapid-fire drumming, all glued together with a groovy fuzzed-out bass line, Ernia manage to cram riff after riff into the brief two minutes of “Room Full of Paper Cranes.” From the first kick/snare hit, through multiple time changes, and the final ringing cymbal crash, here is a track that leaves you wanting more. So much so, that you end up playing the track about ten times in a row wishing the next track of the album would start when this one ends.
You will get the chance to experience the album in its entirety on July 22nd. In the meantime, you can brush up on Ernia’s aesthetic by checking out the first available tracks on the band’s Bandcamp page.
For fans of – Pig Destroyer, Gridlink, Fuck the Facts, Full of Hell, Rotten Sound, Brutal Truth, Wormrot, Contrastic, Bathtub Shitter
Line up –
Omar I. Sanchez – Vocals
Gabrial Valcazar (Wormed, Bizarre) – Drums and bass
Daniel Espinosa – Guitar
Daniel Valcazar (Wormed) – Guitar
Artwork by Xabier Sagasta
Track listing –
1. Farewell, Sputnik
3. Room Full Of Paper Cranes
4. Frustration Theory
5. The Deer Chaser
8. New Aesop’s Fables
9. A Mute Florist
11. This Life Is Rotten History
12. The O’Neill Cylinder