"Attrition" weaves melodic, progressive, and dissonant strains of death and black metal together with acoustic guitars and haunting choral vocals to portray a search for clarity in the depths of conflict, loss, and isolation.
"Hearing this in one continuous sitting is how this is intended to be listened to, in order to fully take in its many peaks and valleys, continual shifts in mood and styles, and above all else, its deft mix of mournful emotional gravitas spiked with hellish ferocity." - Austin Weber, NO CLEAN SINGING
"Definitely give this one a few listens, as there is plenty to take in that may not be obvious at first... A very impressive release on all fronts; one with powerful performances, adventurous songwriting, and plenty of curb appeal to boot." - FlightOfIcarus, METAL TRENCHES
"Attrition’s strongest feature is how cohesive it is...The melodic, frantic, emotive, and eerie vibes that meld together here are unique and absolutely worth some thorough investigation. You’ll probably find more to enjoy each time through as more layers unfold themselves. A true underground gem." - Kyle McGinn, DEAD RHETORIC
My thanks to: Russ Cowen, Ben Bloom, and Julius Freire for working through most of this material with me in countless rehearsals; Kenny Grohowski, whose excellent drum parts inspired me to push the songs even further; and all of the other musicians and friends who played or listened through various pieces and provided encouragement and critical feedback. This music would have been very different without your contributions.
released May 12, 2017
Music and lyrics written by Kishor Haulenbeek, with additional guitar and song structure/arrangement contributions from Russ Cowen, Ben Bloom, and Julius Freire. Guitars, bass, and vocals performed and recorded by Kishor. Session drums performed by Kenny Grohowski, recorded by Kenny with Alex Cohen at Solitude Studios.
Produced/mixed by Kishor
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland, OR
Logo and album art by Kishor
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