It’s been four long years—an eternity when you consider the length of your average grindcore album in comparison—since Philadelphia’s grind heavyweights Die Choking released their first album, III, but the wait has been worth it. IV is one of the most intense, cathartic and weird grindcore albums in recent memory, stretching far beyond what the trio have accomplished before.
Die Choking deliver the first single from IV in the form of track 11, “Mechanical Ventilator.” The 2:07 song is the second longest on the 13-track LP, but it feels anything but bulky. Launching immediately into jagged riffs and relentless blast beats that devolve into noisy, controlled chaos, “Mechanical Ventilator” is one of the most explosive tracks on a record that overflows with anger, grief, sadness and stress.
In addition to an exclusive stream of the album, Decibel spoke with drummer Joshua Cohen, bassist/vocalist Paul Herzog and guitarist Jeffrey Daniels about IV, grief, loss and turmoil at home. IV will see release on October 22 via DCIVE.
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