Inter Arma is back with “Sulphur English”

Sulphur English is the new album, out now on various formats and streams, from Richmond, Virginia’s Inter Arma.

What does it sound like? Well, Inter Arma is a doom band. Fortunately, it’s not a bluesy one or a stoner one. Instead, there’s a healthy dose of (slow, doomy) Morbid Angel, and later Swans too, like on the track “Stillness.”

Besides the peppering of acoustic guitars and piano, there’s spicy effects on the vocals that give a creepy mood to the album. D.U. can hear a little Unearthly Trance in the vocals in a few places.

Sometimes purposefully avoiding dynamic can make a doom album (not unlike a grindcore album) unrelenting and blunt. Inter Arma goes all-in with dynamics on Sulphur English but still delivers brutality.

D.U. doesn’t know if this is the best record since Inter Arma’s crusher Sky Burial, but it’s a great record. Check it out for yourself. Relapse Records has the whole thing up on YouTube:

And here’s a music video for the track “Howling Lands”:

And “The Atavist’s Meridian”:

The boys are hitting the road next month. Tour dates are below.

Photo: Joey Wharton

Related:

– We interviewed Inter Arma’s singer a while back
Live video from 2014

Tour Dates:
May 14: Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
May 15: Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
May 16: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
May 17:  Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s
May 18: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
May 19: Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
May 21: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
May 22:  Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
May 23: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
May 24: Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room
May 25: Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
May 26: San Diego, CA @ Space Bar
May 27: Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
May 28: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
May 29: Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s
May 30: Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
May 31: Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest
Jun 01: Boise, ID @ Bump HQ
Jun 02: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Jun 04: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Jun 05: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Jun 06: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
Jun 07: Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s

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