Canada’s Idol of Fear have been casting darkness since 2011 and have released two full-lengths since then. They are now releasing their third album Trespasser in March 2022 and the first glimpse into the aggressive and brooding LP is the single Cheirotonia.
Citing that it is their most powerful and cohesive album to date, Idol of Fear anticipates that listeners will hear a clear progression from their previous work and might be taken aback. They expect that it will come out of nowhere for many. They explain the single:
“Opening with a chant from Pavel Chesnokov ‘Let My Prayer Arise’, Cheirotonia was largely inspired by our own process of drawing upon the heavy darkness that continually creeps in the periphery of our lives outside the band. In that sense, it is perhaps one of the more introspective/personal songs on a largely cryptic album. Musically it flows like the river Styx, gliding as a spectre, with winding tragic melodies that seek to haunt, and strong driving rhythms that propel its bitter delivery.”
Check out the track below.