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COUGH - New Album Released Today And Available For Full Streaming

Today the Richmond (USA) doomsters Cough released their first full-length in over five years, Still They Pray, via Relapse Records on CD, double vinyl and digitally. Conceived in the fertile metal underground of Richmond, Virginia circa 2005, Cough has sought to be the heaviest band ever since their inception. The band takes inspiration from the most savage aspects of extreme music, from crushing doom metal and grimy sludge to early black metal. After the independent 2007 release of their first EP, The Kingdom, Cough quickly put out their first proper full-length, Sigillum Luciferi (Forcefield Records, 2008), an ugly, agonizing set of misanthropy set to music. Slight bits of psychedelia wormed into the massive riffs and wove their way throughout the band's inhuman screams, making the record one of the most impressive pieces of doom metal to emerge from North America in quite some time.
Between hospital visits and bouts of near-insanity, Cough slowly labored forward with the writing of their follow-up, and first for Relapse Records. Aptly-titled Ritual Abuse, the record delivered thoroughly massive, psychedelic doom via five epic tracks of impenetrable walls of sludge and was widely hailed as one of the finest moments of twenty-first-century doom metal.
And now, after a five-year hiatus, Cough returns with their latest offering Still They Pray. Still They Pray is easily Cough at their most focused: pessimistic riffs and tortured grooves collide in melodic agony alongside a hallucinogenic blend of harsh and clean incantations, crushing and cathartic yet utterly mesmerizing. Step through the gates of madness and stare into the void. Just like the sleeping shoggoths of R'lyeh, sometimes the beast lies but it never dies.
Enjoy in doom madness of Still They Pray in its entirety, it's available for your listening pleasures in the Soundcloud player below. Link