On Thorns I Lay are perennial doomsayers. For 20+ years, these Greek titans have been crafting immense tales of loss and despair. But on the new single off their upcoming album, they warn of a fast-approaching apocalypse that’s so powerful, it might be too late for us to escape.
Watch the beautiful, barren video for “Thorns of Fire”, the closing track off the Greek doom titans’ first album for Season of Mist. ‘On Thorns I Lay‘ comes out 13 October.
“Thorns of Fire” is the grand finale on the band’s upcoming self-titled album. So it’s fitting that the song leaves us with a dark and doomy depiction of our final days. Cymbals crash with the impending force of rising tides, while the riffs fall like acid rain, leaving no choice but to bang our heads as we face our inevitable demise.
“‘Thorns of Fire’ is about the crimes humanity has committed against the seed of life”. says On Thorns I Lay.
Halfway through its near eight-minute runtime, “Thorns of Fire” simmers into a somber instrumental interlude. Ominous flute swirls amidst somber pricks of Christos Dragamestianos’ tamboura, only for vocalist Peter Miliadis to swallow the near silence with his unholy inferno of a death growl.
“We humans defy the ways and laws of Nature,” the band says, “but we will not escape from its wrath and revenge!”