RIVERS OF NIHIL: 'A Fertile Altar' Lyric Video Released
The official lyric video for the song "A Fertile Altar" from the Reading, Pennsylvania-based modern progressive death metal quintet RIVERS OF NIHIL can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "The Conscious Seed Of Light", which was released on October 15 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in March 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with producer Erik Rutan.
RIVERS OF NIHIL bassist Adam Biggs stated about "A Fertile Altar": "Musically, this song is a bit of a nod to all of our old-school death metal influences. It's kind of a more straight-forward headbanger with a bridge part perfect for fist pumping and all-round pit brutality. The lyrics were inspired by the disgusting cult actions of Warren Jeffs and his FLDS church in the early 2000s. Jeffs gained notoriety for controlling the lives of families involved with his sect and preying on their children. However, I always envisioned this song to be spoken from the point of view of a wolf. I really enjoy adding a layer of dualism within these songs."
Formed in 2009, RIVERS OF NIHIL's music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of death metal's heaviest, most abrasive hitters: MORBID ANGEL, GOJIRA, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and DECAPITATED, to name a few.
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