Last December, I had been about a year into playing guitar, and listening to a gratuitous amount of post-rock and metal, to the point where it was pretty much an all consuming habit. Wake up, listen to longform music, and want to create as much noise as I could.
So I decided to do that. Becoming The Devourer is a project that has one hard and fast rule: it must be emotionally engaging for me. It has to be my hideaway from the world. As I surrounded myself with sounds of bands like 65daysofstatic, Sumac, Neurosis, Russian Circles, Pelican, and God Is An Astronaut, I found this type of music to be more and more what was putting me into that headspace. So I started composing this album, and I am incredibly proud of where it put me, of the hard work I put into making this a good album, and of the people that I surrounded myself with in order to make this the best piece of sound I could.
So here it is. This is the product of a lot of hard work and effort. I love it, and I hope you love it. But more specifically: I want you to make this your own. I specifically left as much information out of the album as I could, leaving half of the album untitled intentionally. I don't want you to hear this colored by my experience writing the album, and I don't want to be so arrogant as to assume that the writer dictates the experience of the reader: I want you to hear this album and draw your own conclusions about what this means to you. I want you to listen to this album as if you were the author of the story behind this album.
released September 5, 2016
Eric Sochocki - Programming, Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Arrangements
Mixed and Mastered by Eric Sochocki and Vince Peraino