We’ve already gotten a chance to hear the title track to Armored Saint’s Win Hands Down, thanks to the video being released last week. Now John Bush’s pre and post-Anthrax band’s eighth full-length album has another song from the album streaming. “Mess” is another high-octane song,with an environmental lyrical bent that suggests the album may be one of the best straight-ahead metal albums of the year. If you liked Bush in Anthrax, or are a Stone Sour fan, there’s plenty you’ll love about “Mess,” which premiered on Loudwire earlier today. Here’s what Bush says about the song:
“Powerful music required some powerful lyrics. It was made clear by the chanting sounds of the tribal groups at the beginning of the song all the way to the frantic chorus. It sounded like chaos. Possibly the heaviest song Armored Saint has ever written. I continue to marvel at the amount of garbage that’s created on our planet. Whether it’s food or other disposable items. We could blame groups like Monsanto and that would certainly be valid, but it all comes back to personal accountability. We could all do better. Waste dirties up our beautiful cities and planet. We’re consuming maniacs. All you can eat buffets offered to a third of Americans who are obese doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. That is unless were trying to kill ourselves. What a mess.”
Win Hands Down will be released on June 2 on Metal Blade Records, and can be preordered here.