Newcastle melodic metal sensations Purenvy just released their crushing new single Sweet Poison. Featuring blasting drums, thrashing riffs & belting vocals, the group delivers a fierce anthem surrounding the hardships of addiction & recovery.
Sweet Poison is the culmination of over a year’s worth of creative frustration, resulting in some of the group’s strongest work to date that warrants multiple listens. Treating listeners to a tasteful combination of modern, classic, and thrash metal genres, this is the band’s first offering since the release of their sophomore album Redemption (2018). Underneath its blistering exterior, Sweet Poison carries a deeper message as vocalists Adam Kiefel and Josip Malkoč explore the damaging nature of substance abuse.
Drummer Zac Swan on the new release, “This song originally started as a riff that our guitarist and vocalist Josip brought to a rehearsal session. The lyrics are pretty self-explanatory, we’ve all battled with addiction at some point, and it can be difficult to take the first step toward getting better. Recording the song was a lot of fun. The drums have a lot of different feels, between the straight 4/4 and the more swung 6/8 sections, but also there were a lot of opportunities to try some new techniques with chokes, dynamics, and double kicks.”