Thursday, 10 April 2014

New Sounds: Trap Them- Salted Crypts

Furious Hardcore/ Sludge/ Metal riff lords Trap Them are back with an absolute monster in the form of 'Salted Crypts', the first track to drop from their upcoming full- length 'Blissfucker'. I was a HUGE fan of the band's last full- length, 2011's 'Darker Handcraft', and to say this track has whetted my appetite for its successor would be an understatement. 

The track entails pretty much everything we've come to expect from Trap Them, but in many cases it amps it up to 11. The doom- laden, crushing progression that kicks the song off is as bone- breakingly heavy as always, and the cavernous backing vocals add some distant, unnerving atmosphere. Soon the track breaks from its hold and bursts into a skull- burstingly abrasive, raw and frantic Hardcore meltdown. The track keeps in check with the Converge/ Dismember influences that have always been prevalent in the band's sound, but melds them together with a renewed sense of vitality. Another notable thing is the production. On 'Darker Handcraft' the general sound was massive and more considered, but on 'Salted Crypts' it reverts back to the gnarlier, much rawer sound of their 2008 debut. 

All in all, it's the kind of track that makes you want to neck beers and smash tables, and thus is everything it should be. 

'Blissfucker' is due to be released on June 10th via Prosthetic Records. 

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