Track Premiere: Crown of Madness – “A Wrenching Nostalgia”

Nostalgia is a clear example of a double-edged sword; looking backward, we find comfort in joyful memories but risk losing sight of the present and the possibilities it brings. With “A Wrenching Nostalgia,” Crown of Madness deftly┬ánavigates the border between influence and novelty, avoiding the pitfalls of writing with riff-colored glasses. There’s a frantic, yearning quality to the chords that form the song’s spine, evoking the wails of an ensnared beast. The constant flux between high- and low-register notes recalls Ulcerate‘s organic dissodeath, but “A Wrenching Nostalgia’s” brevity and focus on melody helps it burrow into remembrance much quicker. Other … Continue reading Track Premiere: Crown of Madness – “A Wrenching Nostalgia”