Premiere: Winds of Leng – “Devourer”


Arizona death metallers Winds of Leng will soon be unleashing their debut full-length upon the world after a few more tweaks (which has a title now: Horrid Dominion), but in the meantime it would be my absolute pleasure to premiere for you another track. So “hold onto your butts” as a wise man once said twice said and enjoy the space-themed ripper “Devourer”.

But first I need you to heed my warning: if you’ve already started compiling your top 10 list for 2017, make sure to leave one spot open because you are going to adore Horrid Dominion. I’ve heard the whole thing and it’s going to leave a permanent mark in the world of death metal. You’ve already been exposed to “Audrey”, which itself contains an onslaught of riffs but with a melodic twist to the five minute thrasher and which also features a relatively clean bridge. “Devourer” is shorter and more straight-to-the-point, clocking in at 3:15 with nary a quiet moment to collect your thoughts (that’s where the replay button comes in handy).

You will hear a drastic improvement in sound since I premiered “Audrey” to the world and that’s because the guys in Winds of Leng have employed Unisound AB for mixing and mastering of the upcoming album. And who runs Unisound AB? A man with an impressive resume you may know named Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, et al). The rough cut of the song* I was sent two years ago has been given the utmost meticulous treatment and now sounds fuller, crunchier, and cleaner; it’s a completely different beast.

“Devourer” exemplifies everything wonderful about the band: urgent riffs full of inertia, galloping double-bass work, and some of most evil sounding shrieks delivered by our friend Scrimm. And though you may be impressed by the one-two punch of the songs I have premiered for you thus far, they serve as the tip of the iceberg for the behemoth that is to come. A great quantity of blood, sweat, and beers has been invested in Horrid Dominion, which will be dropping soon (the band is still waiting on the final artwork by Alex Tartsus). The funeral is about to begin… SIIIRRR!

*Just for fun, here’s the rough cut of “Devourer” that I had the pleasure of hearing two years ago:

(The header image was taken from here. It is not indicative of the album artwork.)

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  • Lacertilian
    • Scrimm

      Any day now

  • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

    At long last



  • Señor Jefe El Rossover

    Death Metal album of the year, top 10 over all for sure.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe


  • Scrimm

    Thanks again dudes!! As soon as I have the art in hand we’re ready to go.

    • <3 Lots of love for ya! You deserve it.

      • Scrimm

        You guys are too kind

  • nbm02ss

    Nice job, Scrimm & co! Tis a goodin’.

  • Scrimm

    Also anyone who hasn’t checked that link to our artist’s page should do so now. Guys work is badass.

  • Doc Torluv

    Makes me want to feckin’ destroy some shite. Awesome.

    • Scrimm

      Thank you, SIR

  • Great work, Scrimm!

    • Scrimm


  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
    • Scrimm

      Thanks man worked hard on those

  • sweetooth0

    My body is ready! Love this shit!

    • Scrimm

      Waiting is torture

  • This is fucking choice.

    • Scrimm

      Thanks man!

  • AndySynn

    I had the Winds of Leng once. But I could out dairy and it cleared right up.

    • Scrimm


  • Riboflavin dreams

    Holy shit! Chinese Democracy is here!

    • Scrimm

      Hahaha almost

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Chinese Scrimmocracy

  • Guacamole Jim

    Yeah, this is fucking rad.

  • NefariousDude

    Arizona Pride 👌🏻

  • KingKuranes

    This is good stuff.

    • Scrimm

      Theres at least a couple Lovecraft references in there.

  • This is REALLY fucking good!

  • JWG

    You will hear a drastic improvement in sound since I premiered “Audrey” to the world

    So it’s safe to say it’s no “Audrey II”?

    • Scrimm

      Just the mix

  • Chim Richolds

    Thanks for the kind words everyone. A very sincere thanks goes out
    to you Jimmy 🙂

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Ah man, this is a right fuckin’ rager and no mistake! Nicely done guys.

    • Scrimm

      No one is more surprised than us at how it turned out

  • Back Jauer

    This is excellent! great job Scrimm!

    • Scrimm

      Thanks for taking the time to listen, means a lot

  • Count_Breznak

    Didn’t know Haemorrhage recorded a swedeath album…not bad.

    • Scrimm

      Hahaha interesting comparison, I like it.

  • Waynecro

    This fucking rips! If I could, I’d blast this album in the gym tonight.

    • Scrimm

      We wanted to put it up already, but very soon.

      • Waynecro


  • Scrimm, was i supposed to tell them about the Van Halen cover included in the special edition??

    • Scrimm


  • Simon PhoenixKing Rising

    Well this was defintely worth the wait. This is some skull crushing shit that could be my soundtrack to actually crushing skulls. Good on ya, Scrimm.

    • Scrimm

      Thank you man. So humbled through all of this

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    Awesome jam. 100%

    • Scrimm

      Can’t wait to get the rest of it up.