The kings of miserable sludge metal have returned. After a series of splits starting in 2016, Fister are ready to drop No Spirit Within, their latest album. Every bit as dense, depressed and haunting as their previous output, new song “Disgraced Possession” uses dissonant guitar playing and depressive melodies to underscore the slow crawl the song moves at.
Vocalist Kenny Snarzyk’s shrieks and yells come out as desperate cries to something floating in the void.
“It’s about being a miserable spirit wandering the earth aimlessly forever,” Snaryzk tells Decibel. “Real cheery stuff.”
No Spirit Within drops on May 18 via Listenable. Listen to “Disgraced Possession” below.