Ballarat extreme metal outfit Requiem are readying for the July 30 release of their split EP with Adelaide’s Shatter Brain by unleashing a monster of a single in Cruelty Of Time.
One of three songs Requiem are contributing to the EP, Cruelty Of Time is a brutal slab of epic proportions guaranteed to rot your ears from the inside out.
Zacharie Dunks joined HEAVY for a chat about the brutality of Requiem’s new song and how much further they can take it.
“I think that song – we put out an album in 2018 – so that song we ended up writing after that album,” he recalled. “On that album there was lots of long tracks and big long, melodic sections, so it was very long (laughs), so I suppose with this one we wanted to write something a bit more straight forward, to the point and just punchy with a few more riffs. It’s still got a bit of a solo section in there then right after that it brings us back around to the riffs and kicks your ass until the end of it.”
In the full interview Zack talks us through the other two songs that make up Requiem’s half of the split, how they pushed themselves musically on the EP, what new musical concepts they embraced, the now postponed tour with Shatter Brain, reducing the band to a trio and more.