UK-based indie label APF Records is one of metal's best kept secrets, consistently pumping out some of the best underground metal the UK has to offer. Run by Andrew Field, not only is the label home to some of the UK underground's most promising new riff harbingers, he also helps to bring greater awareness to acts who have already cut their teeth on the underground circuit. Basically, when APF announces a new release, you best pay attention. Case in point: London's stoner/sludge horror thrashers Possessor, who are poised to release their fifth album in six years (and first on APF Records), Damn the Light. We have the exclusive premiere of the first cut from the album, "Coffin Fit," and it is a banger.
Comprised of band founder Graham Bywater on guitar and vocals as well as Nathan Perrier on drums and Ollie Issac on bass, this power trio knows how to write a kickass metal song. They come raging right through the gates like the bastard child of High on Fire and Celtic Frost with a scourge of pure heavy metal fury. Matt Pike would surely be proud of the dirty riffs and trudging grooves churned out by Possessor. Graham Bywater says of the track:
'Coffin Fit' showcases our unhinged love of all things metal as it flies out of the gates with an ancient and unholy sounding lysergic swagger inspired by the likes of Church of Misery and later Darkthrone before galloping off into the night with a crowd surfing NWOBHM attack on the soul. Solos flying free and drums catapulting the listening into an abyss of horror crazed madness.
Damn the Light drops Oct. 30 via APF Records. Pre-order the record over at their Bandcamp page, and be sure to spin the hell out of their past albums while you're at it.