Listen to ‘Rat Wars’, Health’s new album

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Intimate revelations loaded with pain and fused with cold and dark humor.

industrial rock band Health is premiering with Rat Wars, a considerably violent album but the most vulnerable of his career. In it, the collection of such brutal songs are at the same time her most complete artistic statement; thus entering the lineage of innovative bands.

As Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, from the first bars the album immerses you in a whirlwind of destructive sounds and intense rhythms that capture the rawness of the band. A strange wild grace that draws boundaries between metal, electronic and pop; styles that speak to the fervent online subculture of Health.

This duality embodied between aggression and vulnerability is manifested in the vocalist’s voice, which oscillates between heartbreaking screams and moments of emotional introspection. The letters of tracks as “Demigods”, “Hateful”, “Crack Metal” and “Children of Sorrow” they reflect the greatness of arena-rock and techno. While the songs ““Sicko”, “Ashamed” and “DSM-V”they specify the gothic feeling and the sensitivity of their emotions.

As for the album’s composition, it involves adding additional layers of complexity to the listening experience, challenging the listener to soak in the very essence of the work. So in Rat Wars it took full advantage of digital production tools, grafted onto its strident noise and avant-garde soundscapes. Eye-catching details, for a new generation of fans.

This entire long and deliberately unconventional career arc has coalesced on the LP. AND Health is, finally, a band that is comfortable with its own discomfort. Listen to the album below, letting yourself be carried away by the strident and dark rhythm.


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