Finnish duo Goatburner will release their highly anticipated first full-length titled Extreme Conditions, on September 27th via Time To Kill Records.
Extreme Conditions goes through the weather of today, with such unpredictability, that one could not forecast the next riff, tempo, drum beat or lyrical pattern. While the debut EP Time to Burn might have sounded almost uplifting at times, Extreme Conditions focuses on the negative and disturbing sides of the chaotic forces of nature we have to live in today. It grabs the listener with such power from the introductory ‘Dead Alert’ to closing track ‘Wave of Doom’, that the one does not even realize, how quickly the 33 minutes of mayhem passes while listening to it.
The band now releases the video for the track ‘Drowned Alive’, which you can watch below. Guitarist/vocalist Keijo comments: “We wanted to complain about weather and I wanted keep the lyrical content lighter than Rotten Sound or Morbid Evils, but unfortunately all this is happening sooner than expected and extreme conditions are taking over the planet, making life harder for all the species living in here.
It’s not to just people burning Amazon for meat industry, but the wildfires in Northern Hemisphere and the infamous Californian wildfires, which were the inspiration for debut EP title track, that appears on the album as well.
‘Drowned Alive’, which tells a little fictional story about sea levels rising so high, that all of us mammals drown. That’s luckily impossible, but the lyrics represent the fear at Maldives and few other nations/cities, that are not elevated enough to handle melting ice from Arctic, Antartica, Greenland and glaciers around the world.”