NEWS: The story of “Gallows Hill” from Sadistic Embodiment!
Following up first single “Catherine’s Braid”, Sadistic Embodiment have chosen “Gallows Hill”, a thrash riff infused, high-energy mosher with lyrics reminiscing of a brutal and unforgiving historic time as their second from new album “Blood Spell” on September 18th via CDN Records. It follows the holy trinity of EPs from the Canadians in 2019’s “Beloved Imprisonment” and 2018 pairing “Blodörn” and “Self-Titled”.
Guitarist Jason Cullen explains: “With this song, I went back to my roots, as many may know (and some that don’t) I’m from Ireland. I love to show my love for my country in my music, the first being a huge lyric influence in the song “Freedom Cry” from our EP “Blodörn”. With “Gallows Hill” I once again go back to my homeland with more brutal Irish historical facts from the 1800s. The song is based on the area where hangings happened for horrific crimes committed, where a crowd would form to watch the pain and suffering of the man OR woman of the rope. This is also my first song for SE where I take lead on vocals with our current vocal lineup. You can feel the pain of both those being hung and their victims’ families in this song, along with catchy groovy riffs and vocal melodies, this will be a song that will stick in your head for a while.”
“After spitting out three EPs this last couple of years, we were really stoked and kind of nervous settling into a longer writing and recording process for Blood Spell. As per usual, we cranked out the material during bi-monthly jams, but this time we really took our time crafting the music once the main structure of the songs was built. Our sound is still exactly the same, but the listeners may hear more broad musical influences across the nine tracks. There are tracks that sound distinctively Wally and Jason and certain tracks where you really hear Bryan shine as he shows off his technical prowess. A lot of our songs are longer than your average death metal track, and they are relatively simple in regards to guitar and lyrical work. But with longer playtimes, we were able to fit in more ambiance and guitars solos into every nook and cranny.” the band adds.