Stream: Winds Of Leng – Horrid Dominion

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The wait is over, today Winds Of Leng release their crushing debut slab, a truly relentless shredding assault of punishing old-school savagery (Bingo?).

Anyone who has been around the bowl long enough will know that TovH veteran Scrimm is a tough critic, ready to dish out his trademark NOPE’s on anyone and anything that fails to meet his intensely scrutinous glare. We can only assume that it was this quest to ensure everything was up to his lofty standards that kept this long-awaited album from being released any earlier. It definitely didn’t have anything to do with the band working full-time jobs, trying to find time to write, practising together where possible, meticulously rehearsing their parts, late-night jam/drinking sessions, securing motherfucking Dan Swanö to mix/master the album at Unisound AB, sorting out some fitting cover art by Alex Tartsus, and all that other time consuming shit that goes into creating a debut album on an independent band’s meagre budget. No, it was the internal fear of not living up to those high expectations. And while I’m sure if you asked them their thoughts now it’s all done, they’d maintain modesty and let self-doubt take over, clouding their response(s). But I’m here to tell you without any hesitation that this album is 100% awesome. The band’s influences shine through (Dismember, Grave, Entombed etc.) and the production is exactly what you want from this type of album – MASSIVE. From the moment the riffs begin on “Beneath Unhallowed Earth” until the final moments of “Lord Of The Dead”, Horrid Dominion will have you under its command. Fucking smash play below and prepare to have your head blown off.

See? If you don’t pick this up for the measly $5 they’re asking, you’re a deadset clown. But don’t just take my word for it, here’s what a few of our other staff have to say about Winds Of Leng:

“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. “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”. – Jimmy McNulty (excerpt from “Devourer” track premiere)

“Wait, one of our commenters is capable of making something like THIS? I’m not one to know much about death metal, but this is clearly going to be a hit among lovers of filth. The vocals just melt through the intense drumming and thrashing riffs like butter through a warm piece of toast. The production is outstanding. The winds are blowing strong for Leng on this day. Is this something you should skip? NOPE!” – Joaquin Stick.


Horrid Dominion releases today and can be purchased from Winds Of Leng’s Bandcamp page for $5.

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  • GL

    YEP!

    -Boss The Ross

    • Señor Jefe El Rossover

      Yep.

  • Señor Jefe El Rossover

    I fucking love this album.

    • Chim Richolds

      Hahahahah!

      • Chim Richolds

        I’m still laughing at this 3 hours later.

  • Brock Samson

    Congrats on the excellent work scrimm, this albums rules. Hopefully live shows will be in the future and I will be there

    • Scrimm

      Just got a new room, working on it for sure

  • Gotta support the Toilet bros, but the fact that this album is legitimately fantastic makes it even better.

  • Jack Bauer

    Aw fucking yesss THIS is what I like to wake up to

  • i played a single chord on this album!

    • Eliza

      Was is a major or minor one?

      • couldn’t tell ya. i know nothing about playing music 😉

        • Joaquin Stick

          Minor in key, major in our hearts.

        • Eliza

          The fact that I know that there are major and minor chords is limit of music theory knowledge.

        • Scrimm

          neither do we

          • Eliza

            That’s actually very inspiring for me.

          • Scrimm

            On my part that is legitimitely true. I have no idea what I’m doing, just trying to make decent sounds.

          • Eliza

            I think it worked out pretty well.

          • more beer

            You have no idea how many people in bands I know have said that to me.

          • Scrimm

            It is pretty common

    • Maik Beninton™

      What a pleasure is to have detective Jimmy McNulty as a guest musician on your album.

  • more beer

    This fucking rips, Hail Scimm!

  • Eliza
  • AndySynn

    Just put it on my fiio for the train journey home. It better not suck!

    • Eliza

      It does, indeed, not suck. I would go as far as saying that it is a very good release.

      • AndySynn

        That sounds reassuring… unless this is some of that “fake news” I’ve been hearing so much about!

        • Eliza

          Nah, I wouldn’t spread fake news around. Mainly not to have angry people coming at me with “fake news” typed in all caps with three exclamation marks.

    • Scrimm

      It does if you ask me 🙂

      • Eliza

        You shouldn’t underestimate yourself, you’ve done a great job, especially considering that it’s a debut album. I felt proud of myself when I first played Yellow Submarine from beginning to end.

        • Scrimm

          I just like to be self deprecating

          • Eliza

            I get that. I do it sometimes too.

        • Joaquin Stick

          I was proud of myself when I was able to play part of the Jurassic Park Theme on a recorder.

      • AndySynn

        Yeah, it’s pretty fucking terrible. Definitely not going to get a review next week at NCS…

        • Scrimm

          Oh wow

          • AndySynn

            Just in case the (hopefully obvious) sarcasm didn’t come through properly, let me just confirm that you are lined up as part of my ever-increasing review list. It’s currently looking something like:

            Somnium Nox
            Winds of Leng
            Tyranosorceress
            Raster Density
            Grauzeit
            Farsot
            Foscor
            Treyharsh
            Fell Ruin
            Your Chance To Die
            Life of Agony
            Tehom
            Red Moon Architect
            King Leviathan
            Sorrow Plagues
            Pteroglyph

            So you should be seeing it around… Wednesday?

          • Scrimm

            Nice man, Thank you

  • Howard Dean

    Congrats Scrimm, this shit is fucking great I want a CD of this bad boy!

    I didn’t realize you guys got Swano to mix/master. That’s fucking awesome.

    • RJA

      Right? That’s the first thing I saw when ordering – “Mastered by Dan Swano” – gtfo

      • Scrimm

        It still gets me when I think of it.

    • Scrimm

      Thank you my friend and as soon as we can get physical we will. Yeah Swano was incredible on every level. Such a nice dude.

  • Jack Bauer

    Just downloaded my BC pre order. I know what I’m listening to all fucking day

  • SavageMessiah

    I’m not usually a big fan of OSDM but this fucking rocks. Added to my end-of-week music buying list.

    • SavageMessiah

      Haha the supported by bit on bandcamp is basically the toilet roster. Nice!

      • Scrimm

        Good people

  • Doc Torluv
  • Scrimm

    You guys are too much, Can’t even think of the words. Thanks dudes.

    • Doc Torluv

      Take at least some comfort in the knowledge that I (and I assume most others here from what I’ve seen) will not give false praise. Hell, I hate just about everything – and this album fucking slays.

      • Scrimm

        That means a lot man

    • I can think of one word.

      NOPE.

      🙂

      • Scrimm

        That’s it!

    • Maik Beninton™

      Real talk, this is awesome, and I honestly wasn’t expecting much, but that drumming, that guitar and that vocals plus the production, is perfect.
      Parabéns a todos envolvidos.

      • Scrimm

        Thanks!

    • InfinityOfThoughts

      I could listen to that middle gallop riff in Devourer all day. I will blast this stuff, great work!

      • Scrimm

        Thanks!

    • Stockhausen

      This sbsolutely rules, dude! I hope it feels well worth the wait, because it definitely was. I hung out with More Beer and Vladimir yesterday and we were jamming it hard.

      • Scrimm

        Don’t even know what to say man, means a lot

  • All labels are stupid for not wanting to put this out.

  • The Arm(KJM)

    As I’ve said before, I have no ear for Death Metal whatsoever.

    • Eliza

      I’m sure you can appreciate the riffs here despite that.

      • The Arm(KJM)

        I can appreciate the work put into it, and I’m glad it came out well for obvious reasons,

        • Scrimm

          Thanks man, Nothing is for everybody!

  • nbm02ss

    Yup, that’s a purchase. It would be easy to say this album is just hype considering it’s from a couple dudes from the TovH community, but it’s not hype; it’s a legit as fuck death metal album.

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    I wish I liked death metal, because this is top notch death metal.

    • The Arm(KJM)

      That’s what I tried to say, rather clumsily I might add.

  • Jeff Manteiga

    This is pretty cool! “Audrey” reminds me of Darkest Hour by way of OSDM at parts…I mean that as a compliment, I love me some Darkest Hour! Looking forward listening through the rest.

  • Dr. K

    I love all that classic Swedeath stuff, so this is right up my alley. Just gonna concur with the consensus that this is a good, and I’m particularly digging the drum and vocal sounds. Lots of fun riffs too, of course – I like how they occasionally nudge into At the Gates or black metal territory to mix things up a bit.

    • Scrimm

      Thanks man, worked hard on the vocals. we used to lean more on the black metal side.

      • sweetooth0

        But the black metal aspect is still present and I think that’s what helps set this apart. It’s funny too because you could say Dissection basically did something similar (swe-death with black metal) but this comes at it from a different perspective (bringing in the ferocity of some of the harshest BM to the table). I love how it just makes the whole atmosphere that much darker!

      • more beer

        Listened to this again yesterday with the guys from Dischordia everyone was impressed.

        • Scrimm

          Nice!

          • more beer

            Dude on my top 10 list. HAILZ!

  • Spear

    I’ve got a drive ahead of me today, and I know exactly what I’m listening to.

  • Hans

    Makes me think of Vomitory somehow, but a good deal nastier. Cool.

  • Jrod1983

    Been listening to this all day, and it’s only gotten better.
    One of the best death metal albums of the year hands fuckin down.

  • Favorite track = “The Void”. Such a sick groove. I could listen to it on infinite repeat.

    • Scrimm

      Thats one of mine. Glad you dig!

  • sweetooth0

    The album fucking KILLS. Total Asphyx/Hail of Bullets style production, but upping the intensity considerably with a frenetic performance (hails to the blast beat!). Can’t wait to get this on every format it gets released on! I pretty much never pay for digital, but made the exception here, so any other crusty old fucks like myself should do the same!

    • Scrimm

      Working on those formats!

  • themaleshoegaze

    This is excellent. Particularly like the fast-paced ferocity of many if not most songs/parts and the powerful sound. (Just one listen so far.) Correct me if I’m wrong but there is an almost crusty vibe to this OSDM which to me is totally freaking awesome.
    I’ll be happy to buy this at bc.

    • Scrimm

      Thanks!. There’s a good bit of d beat going on yes. Pure Dismember influence, at least from my end.

  • Megan Alexandra

    I just love it soooooo much!