Thy Art Is Murder’s upcoming full-length “Dear Desolation” is the band’s most forward-thinking work to date

You can add Dear Desolation, the upcoming 4th full-length from Aussie metal band Thy Art Is Murder, to the list of Will Putney-produced works. And it might just reign supreme as the best album Putney has produced to date. CJ McMahon’s vocals are a little more vitriolic, Lee Stanton’s drumming has improved tenfold, and TAIM successfully explores a slightly more groove-oriented, death metal-influenced sound.

I can’t stress enough how awe-inspiring Stanton’s drumwork is. As a music aficionado, all it takes is one listen to the rapid-fire drum fills on album highlight “Slaves Beyond Death” to realize that there might not be an actual drumming behind the kit – because Lee Stanton is a machine gun. And while Dear Desolation isn’t necessarily a perfect metal record, it is the necessary evolution Thy Art Is Murder needed. They’ve reached new heights here, and it’s quite clear that the bar has been raised.

Make sure to peep the US tour dates below surrounding their tour with Decapitated, Fallujah, and Ghost Bath, which starts August 20th.

“The Double Homicide Tour 2017”
THY ART IS MURDER, DECAPITATED, FALLUJAH, GHOST BATH
20-Aug-17 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
21-Aug-17 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
22-Aug-17 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
23-Aug-17 Atlanta, GA – The New Masquerade
24-Aug-17 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
25-Aug-17 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
26-Aug-17 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
27-Aug-17 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
29-Aug-17 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
30-Aug-17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
31-Aug-17 Spokane, WA – The Pin
01-Sep-17 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02-Sep-17 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
03-Sep-17 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
05-Sep-17 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
06-Sep-17 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
07-Sep-17 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
08-Sep-17 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
09-Sep-17 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
10-Sep-17 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
11-Sep-17 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
13-Sep-17 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
14-Sep-17 Joliet, IL – The Forge
15-Sep-17 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
16-Sep-17 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
17-Sep-17 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
18-Sep-17 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
19-Sep-17 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
20-Sep-17 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
21-Sep-17 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
22-Sep-17 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
23-Sep-17 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
24-Sep-17 Columbus OH – Park Street