portrayal of guilt delivered their uncompromising debut full-length “Let Pain Be Your Guide”, on November 16th via Gilead Media in North America and Holy Roar in Europe. portrayal of guilt have proven themselves as a unique force in hardcore and intense screamo; their Self-Titled 7” and ‘Chamber of Misery (Pt. I)’ 5” are unmatched in sheer intensity, not to mention the razor-sharp assault delivered on their split with industrial-metallers Street Sects.

“Let Pain Be Your Guide” sees portrayal of guilt at a fever pitch; the album is a visceral, multi-faceted attack that blurs the line between punk, post hardcore, metal and more. Akin to the discordant output from the likes of Pg.99 or Magic Bullet’s releases; portrayal of guilt blend high-octane swells of negative hardcore and cut throat metal. Artillery-fire tracks like ‘A Burden’ and ‘Life Holds Nothing’ and the post-punk suffused ‘Your War’ showcase glimpses of warped melodies that diversify the album’s unrelenting nature.

“Let Pain Be Your Guide” was recorded in a basement over the course of 48 hours with Matt Michel (Majority Rule, NØ MAN) in Dunn Loring, VA and features guest vocals from Matt Michel, Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) & Maha Shami (NØ MAN). The stunning visual art for the album was created by Chris Taylor (Pg.99, Pygmy Lush).

“Let Pain Be Your Guide” proves to be one of the year’s highlights as the most unhinged and striking albums across all genres of heavy music.

Streaming now at NPR

Album Of The Week at Stereogum

Austin Chronicle 

Album Of The Day at Bandcamp

Album Of The Week at Treble

The Underground Sounds of America – Kerrang

Six New Songs You Need To Hear – Revolver

Noisey Top 100 Albums of the Year

AV Club Best Punk and Hardcore of the Year

portrayal of guilt: 

Matt King

James Beveridge

Rick Flores

Blake Given

portrayal of guilt tour dates: 

JAN 9 – El Paso, TX @ Neon Rose*
JAN 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
JAN 11 – San Diego, CA @ Space
JAN 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
JAN 13 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer
JAN 14 – Fresno, CA @ La Maison Kabob*
JAN 15 – Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room Jack London
JAN 16 – Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s
JAN 17 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
JAN 18 – Seattle, WA @ Substation
JAN 19 – Tacoma, WA @ The Plaid Pig
JAN 20 – Boise, ID @ RamaPong
JAN 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
JAN 22 – Laramie, WY @ The Great Untamed
JAN 23 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
JAN 24 – Wichita, KS @ DIYMCA
JAN 25 – Tulsa, OK @ Mass Movement Community Arts*
JAN 26 – Dallas, TX @ The Ridglea Lounge*
JAN 27 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

*P.O.G. only