It's a grey and dark day within the now isolated and plague spotted United Kingdom. The only soundtrack suitable for such an occasion is the phenomenal new release from the powerviolence trio Leeched. A record devoid of colour, vibrancy or joy, To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse is musical art at it's most abrasive, violent and authentically harrowing - the perfect release for the dejected and forgotten youth of a now dystopian state. We got in touch with vocalist Laurie Morbey who outlined the meaning behind each track on the record.
The Hounds Jaw
A nice ambient one to ease in with. You can really hear the effort the band put into creating achingly beautiful melodies here. Hours upon hours of painstakingly auditioning different instruments and synthesisers to create these beautiful harmonies.
The Grey Tide
"If you are a raging alcoholic. This one's for you."
"Inspired by fictional dystopian future landscapes. This song has a lead that makes it fit to be a single. Because that's what bands like this do. Release singles. It could also be a fire alarm."
Now It Ends
"What would it take to drive you to taking a shotgun and killing 50 innocent people stone dead."
Earth And Ash
"This song was the inspiration for the album title. It’s the one that is the most terrifyingly real. We hope a lot of people can find solace in this one. Because I didn't."
Famine At The Gates
"From the depths of the ocean to the sky above. The climb one has to make to rid themselves of a septic, toxic person who does nothing but barrage you with reasons to have absolutely no self-esteem whatsoever."
Praise Your Blades
"This song was inspired by a big influence of the band. Trap Them. Rest in power."
Burn With Me
"This song was written in the studio as it was annoying all of the band members that there were nine songs on the album and not a round ten."
Let Me Die
"This song is about voluntary euthanasia. Ever wondered what it would feel like to be lying on a couch, surrounded by your family, waiting for a doctor to administer an injection that will stop your heart? This song is the soundtrack. Your life is your own to do with as you please. If you want to snuff it out early then more power to you."
Black Sun Ceremony
"Sleep paralysis, being in the endless cycle of an only slightly warped reality. Wake up. Life is the same as the dream except the pain means something."
To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse is out now via Prosthetic Records. Leeched are currently on tour with Tuskar and Geist, remaining dates can be found below.