Trap Them have inadvertently become trendsetters in their roughly 15 year existence. Their blistering blend of HM-2 fueled Swedish death metal/death ‘n’ roll and vitriolic hardcore has inspired a wealth of emulators over the years, but none quite so vicious and memorable as the archetypes themselves. Each release from this Boston/Seattle-based outfit has garnered positive accolades from reviewers and fans alike. And although each release isn’t a complete far-cry from the last, the band meticulously build upon their strengths to deliver solid, riff-heavy extravaganzas. Crown Feral, their fifth full-length release, is no different.
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Post-hardcore trio Super Unison (ex-Punch) have premiered the official video for their track “You Don’t Tell Me” at She Shreds. The track, which appears on the group’s upcoming debut LP Auto, deals with the underestimation and belittlement of women in modern society. As vocalist/bassist Meghan O’Neil Pennie tells She Shreds:
Wreck and Reference‘s evolution has been a gradual but noticeable one. The Californian duo casually stepped into the limelight with their arresting debut, No Youth; an abrasive and dismal affair constructed with thunderous percussion and chaotic, metal adjacent synths. Subsequent releases No Content and the critically-heralded Want showed the band slowly drifting away from their noisier roots in favor of more atmospheric, melodic qualities, while still retaining their sense of unyielding despair. So it is not surprising that their third full-length, Indifferent Rivers Romance End, sounds the way it does. Here the band have plunged further into the atmospheric, electronic-tinged realms, delivering 10 tracks of melodious melancholia rife with existential and introspective lyrics. It is a record that will leave the listener emotionally gutted in the best way possible.