Though black and death metal are core elements, the basic description doesn’t quite capture the breadth of the music, coloured as it is with post-metal greys and streaks of doom. Multi-instrumentalist/lyricist Bill Masino and vocalist/lyricist Eric May have created yet another masterwork of oppressive darkness and an intensity that burns continually, all of which confirms Toilet ov Hell’s praise of TORII as “undoubtedly the single best unsigned band in the entire Razorback State of Arkansas.” Topped off with stunning cover artwork by Cornelius van Haarlem (depicting two followers of Cadmus devoured by a Dragon, 1588), ‘A Judgement Divine’ is nothing short of a watershed release.

The album’s first single, ‘The Grand Banquet’, is streaming HERE.

A Judgement Divine