PREMIERE: The Black Heart Rebellion Is Doomed on Their Mesmerizing New Album

Stream the new album, 'People when you see the smoke, do not think it is fields they're burning,' from this dynamic Belgian quintet.

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Oct 14 2015, 7:35pm

Photo by Jan Opdekamp

By name alone, you wouldn't be remiss in assuming The Black Heart Rebellion to be a velvety goth chamber duo, or maybe a metalcore band. Luckily on both counts, you'd be dead wrong, as this Belgian five-piece instead treads the dusty ground between doom, post-rock, tribal beats, ritual percussion, and ambient. Their affiliation with The Church of Ra makes perfect sense after a listen to one of their tense, expansive compositions—misery loves company, but so does lofty ambition.

The band's new album comes saddled with a rather poetic and utterly cryptic title, People when you see the smoke, do not think it is fields they're burning, and is out 10/23 via 9000 Records. Stream in its entirety below: