UK metallic hardcore band Mourning have unleashed “Disenlightenment,” the title track from their upcoming album set for release November 15th on Streets of Hate. The song opens with a beastial blast beat leading way into doomy guitars before an all out assault of the band’s dark, mosh-fueled sound. Mourning’s mix of influences shine throughout the track and album, drawing from ‘90s upstate New York metallic hardcore, UK death metal and Scandanavian black metal. Disenlightenment itself comes as a concept album as a commentary of the society we live in.
As vocalist Connor explains: “The overarching theme of ‘Disenlightenment’ is of distrust, exhaustion and contempt of living in the modern western world. The debate of the west being in decline is a centuries old concept but it feels an entirely relevant concept right now when you want to talk about modern politics, culture, environment, social norms etc. Whether that’s the constant economic downturns, waning tolerance of opposing ideas, an unrepresentative political system, lack of cultural significance in the endless streams of content, an increasingly inhospitable environment, ideological fanaticism and zealotry etc. To put it simply, it feels like the sun is setting on the western empire.”
Disenlightenment was self-recorded and produced by the band at Audiolounge studios in Glasgow, UK, and was then mixed by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, IL and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, OR. The song is available on streaming services and YouTube now.