London alternative metallers Puppy have been streaming their killer new track Entombed for a while, but now Metal Hammer is offering it as an exclusive FREE download! Just click the little button on the Soundcloud below.
With more than just a nod in the direction of Deftones and Ghost, and layers of angst-ridden grunge piled on top, Puppy are on the brink of something big and new song Entombed could be their ticket there. And despite sharing a name with the highly influential Swedeath band, the song is actually about sleep paralysis.
“Sleep paralysis occurs when, as you’re going to sleep, your subconscious mind kicks in before your conscious mind fully checks out for the night,” says vocalist Jock Norton. “The result is a sort of waking dream where your body is physically asleep but your eyes are open and you’re aware of your surroundings, which your subconscious mind is projecting your dreams onto. You’re surrounded by these ethereal shadowy figures while your body remains paralysed, unable to move or call for help. I’d been interested in it for ages but only experienced it for the first time about a year ago. Even though I knew what was happening it was still one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. So I decided to write a song about it.”
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