For those of you unfamiliar with Trap Them (or Trap Them and Kill Them or 77+K7, I'm not sure which moniker stuck) you have to be familiar with Backstabbers, Inc. right? Well, if for some reason you aren't, this is dirty, dirty crust-grind. The distortion is through the roof, and none of that polished metal sound that you get from a $3,000 mastering job. Basically, this is set to be a top ten ripper of 2007, without question, Just how Kamikaze Missions was for 2004.
The only thing I can complain about is that the promo CD didn't come with any lyrics. This makes the twelve tracks on the record labeled as Days 1 - 12 a little confusing. I would take a guess that there is some thematic element at work here, but who knows? Thankfully the music speaks for itself. The first few seconds of the disc sounds like the horns of hell erupting into a blast beat and it quickly becomes apparent the modus operandi of Trap Them is to play full force ninety percent of the time. If they do drop into a groove it only serves to accentuate the oncoming swarming guitars. There are some weird technical oddities that shine through, too, so it's not as if the buzzing is mindless or without form.
All of the tracks are ragers, though, with the exception of "Day Eight," which feels like Tragedy's mellow moments meeting Converge's epic songs. While normally I get bored with aggressive bands forays into the boring and drawn out five-minute song, Trap Them does it well. I'd be more into it if I had the lyrics for the whole affair, but I will definitely be ordering it from Trash Art! (their exclamation, not mine). I definitely give a lot of positive reviews, but let me recommend this to you personally. I fully endorse this and if I had money coming out of my ass, I would have no qualms having a money-back guarantee on the purchase of this disc.
9.0 / 10
What a seriously excellent release, regardless of its aural brevity, from Trap Them (whom are quickly becoming a stalwart outfit in the independent punk / hardcore / metal genres). Relentless ...
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