When Whitechapel released Mark of the Blade in 2016, fans pushed back at the thought of singing on a Whitechapel album. But I feel with the band's new track, "Third Depth," they've found a happy medium of the two vocal styles.
The track will be featured on Whitechapel's new album, The Valley and out on March 29th via Metal Blade Records. Take a listen below.
I'm getting some Alice In Chains vibes from the moodier, doomier parts of the track. Overall, I'm digging the band's continued evolution.
This track follows the release of the song "The Brimstone" a few weeks back. Listen to that here. They released a second, equally heavy single titled "Black Bear."
The story of the album teases that it's "based on true events." The press release elaborates the title of the song is a refrence to Hardin Valley, west of Knoxville, Tennessee, where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Bozeman explains:
“It’s all about me as a child, and some of it is me looking back on that time from the perspective of now. Also, it’s my interpretation of my mom’s struggles and her different personalities. She had a journal that contained very disturbing and sometimes evil writings, and some of her quotes and a lot of that journal is in the lyrics.”