Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Trap Them - Seizures In Barren Praise

Trap Them
Seizures In Barren Praise
Deathwish Inc.

I'd like to issue a brief update about the goings-on at SRLCO Laboratories (for those not hip to the lingo, SRLCO is the SketchTown/Roughdale Laboratory Cooperative a.k.a. the studio space for the Deep River Massive). Anyway, before I bog this thing down with inside jokes meant for six people, here's what's on deck for the next two weeks: a review of the new Protest The Hero album for Buddyhead, a review of the new Toxic Holocaust for No Control, a review of the Watain show at Red7 (show's tonight BTW), the debut of Late Night Sneaky Uncle by Goo Fish, a preview of Fun Fun Fun Fest for a yet-to-be-determined website, and tons more. The No Funeral train is rolling. Tell your friends.

With that said, today's post was a flimsy pretext to post a fresh copy of Trap Them's already-legendary second LP Seizures In Barren Praise. Here's what I had to say about the record in my Best of 2008 column:

Trap Them has never heard of the sophomore slump and Seizures in Barren Praise has reached a new level of ferocity with their second LP. It’s the heaviness of Swedish death metal with the bleak prospects of American crust. Grim shit, indeed. Maybe it is Entombed for the new-school, but who cares? Prepare to be killed.

This album still sounds fresh and, for my money, Trap Them are America's best metal/grind/death/ignorant band. Click below and judge for yourself.


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