By this point, it’s safe to say that music is going to have a very different tone than what we’ve been experiencing. Darkness is going to reign supreme. On “Speak In Tongues,” Traitrs, the Toronto based duo of Sean-Patrick Nolan and Shawn Tucker, channel intense influences of illness and death to create a commentary on where we’re at right now.

The single, which is the first from an upcoming EP of the same name, is something you can feel hovering over you. There’s an impenetrable density to the drums, and the guitars refuse to slow down. They charge at you, overtake you, and carry you far away from the world you thought you knew.

Steeped in this heavy material, you can feel a building sense of doom from one corner of the globe to the next. A clinical break in the action is like a countdown to Doomsday with a weight that is inescapable. If you need a comparison to further get the picture, just imagine Peter Murphy armed to the teeth with somber rays of light.

As the track closes, everything you once knew drifts further and further away. Traitrs want so badly for antiquated ways of living to just die already, but these ideas keep dragging society down. Unfortunately, the wait is getting a bit longer.

Speak In Tongues will be out on Pleasance Records in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can catch Traitrs on their European tour in late April/early May.