The Tampa-based melodic death metal band The Absence will release "A Gift For The Obsessed,” their first album in eight years, through M-Theory Audio on March 23, 2018. The song is also available for streaming and purchase on all digital platforms.
Says vocalist Jamie Stewart, ""A Gift For the Obsessed", embodies many of the dynamics that The Absence stand for as a whole: melody, brutality, speed, dexterity, cadence, etc. -- a truly comprehensive and cohesive listening experience indeed! The title of the album/song refers to that very moment when any artist or creator makes something to the integral point of satisfaction -- when your craft meets your obsession in furious culmination, and you are finally able to take a step back, if only for just a moment, completely fulfilled by the fruits of your artistic labor. It‘s one of the most maddening yet needed satisfactions in life -- exorcism through creation."
A video for the album’s blistering title track, which premiered via MetalSucks, can be viewed at this location here: http://www.metalsucks.net/2018/01/18/trackvideo-premiere-the-absence-a-gift-for-the-obsessed/.