Back in 2018, Greek black metal project Yovel released their debut album, entitled Hɪðəˈtu. Upon hearing it, I immediately fell in love with both the concept and the music. As a way to briefly explain my thoughts at the time (and now), allow me to quote my own comment on Bandcamp:
Among the most important releases in my collection, Yovel has crafted an exceptional black metal album that is also an antifascist, anticapitalist manifesto. Solidarity! Favorite track: Chapter II – Voices Of Self.
With this as the backdrop, imagine my excitement when Yovel reached out to ask me to premiere their debut single from their sophomore full length here on MoshPitNation. The track, entitled Epitaph, is the fifth track on Forthcoming Humanity, due out October 2nd, 2020.
The Greek collective has the following to say about Epitaph:
Epitaph is the song of Memory. The Memory of Loss. The Memory of Toil. The Memory of Death. Epitaph is the song of the Will. The Will of the Struggle, the Will of Camaraderie, the Will of the Many. Our Homeland is all the roads; that on their side sleep, the Dead of our Struggle.
Biography: Hayduke X has been writing for MoshPitNation since June of 2016. Beginning in 2018, he also began writing for VM Metal Underground. Prior to joining the MoshPitNation team, Hayduke published reviews on his own blog Rage and Frustration. In addition, he has DJ’ed an online metal radio show of the same name as his blog, written for TOmetal.com, done interviews for Metal Rules, and collaborated with The Art of B Productions to create video interviews with a wide variety of bands.