BY JOE AZEVEDO
Tomas Haake makes this new playthrough of “Nostrum” look so effortless! The track is off the new album, Violent Sleep Of Reason, which was out on October 7. We really dig the hellish snare activity on this track. It’s interesting to note that the band went against the grain and recorded this album live in the studio. They felt that previous albums lacked the intensity and emotional presence of their stage performances due to the mechanical nature of the recording process. This time around the new songs have room to breathe where Thomas Haake seems to let time slip, which adds this organic feel to the rhythm.