Concrete Sustain is the follow-up to their 2011 critically lauded Furnace long player, which Metal Underground recommended for fans of “massive riffs and being crushed to death in slow motion.”
The album was recorded at Sound Generation Studios in New York City with engineer / producer Sanford Parker (Yob, Nachtmystium, Pelican) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Ministry, Ohgr / Skinny Puppy) at the Boiler Room in Chicago.
The band's industrial sensibility has lent an edge to their doom-influence dirges and Concrete Sustain finds BATILLUS a band shifted into a fully realized sound.
“For many metal acts the word ‘industrial’ is simply an adjective to throw around. For BATILLUS, who hail from the home of skyscrapers and 24-hour Starbucks known as New York City, this workman-like take on pressurized doom metal is not just another sonic layer, but a sense of being.” – Invisible Oranges
“BATILLUS have excelled on Concrete Sustain creating their best work and to my ears a faultless album.” – Echoes And Dust
This is the European pressing.