Those transatlantic metal innovators, Narrows, have gone and slipped out a preview for their forthcoming second full-length album, while we were busy throwing up Christmas decorations and generally being merry. ‘Absolute Betrayer’ showcases practically everything we love about this band, whipped into three-minute package of technicolour goodness – and you can check it out after the jump.
For anyone unfamiliar with Narrrows, they’re an amalgamation of current and former members of Botch, These Arms Are Snakes, Tropics, Bullet Union, Nineironspitfire, Makeout Boys, Roy, Unbroken, and Some Girls, and we’ve been banging on about how great they are for some time now. In addition to ‘Absolute Betrayer’ being the first musical taste they’re treated us to from their follow-up to 2009’s New Distances, they’ve also released the Dia de los Muertos-themed artwork for the new record. It’s also pretty damn boss, as you can see below.
The album the track is lifted from, Painted, is currently scheduled for release on February 28 on Deathwish Inc. We’ll be reviewing the new album just as soon as we can get our grubby mitts on a copy, but already we hope/expect it will to be jostling for a lofty position in our Best of 2012 polls. Bloody hell. We’ve only just finished talking about our Best of 2011 lists and we’re already talking at the Best of 2012. We think we probably should just go to listen to Narrows again and then go back to bed.