Friday, 24 July 2015

Mad Trapper - 'Dead Living' (Album Review)


‘The album is a slab of D Beat ferocity, similar to Disfear and Discharge in their unrelenting ferocity, their usage of brutal beats and dirty overblown riffage drags the listener over an aural hallway of broken beer bottles and rusted nails.’



Album Type: Full-Length
Date Released: 29/06/2015
Label: Sorrow Carrier Records

‘Dead Living’ DD//LP track listing:

1). Claws
2). Dead Living
3). Takeover
4). Ghost Meat
5). Worst Case Ontario
6). Internalized
7). Caved In
8). 1/3
9). Philosophies of the Elite Disguised as Wisdom
10). Paths
11). Rat River
12). .

Review:

Out of all the pure sonic excess to come out lately, from doom, to sludge, to ripping thrash metal, it's always fun when a band comes out with an album that just blows through on a hot rail from hell. Mad Trapper have released a barn burner of a album, entitled ‘Dead Living’, its pure punk metallic violence captured on record.

Keeping the pieces short and sweet, Mad Trapper rip your face off over a short span of 27 minutes. The album is a slab of D Beat ferocity, similar to Disfear and Discharge in their unrelenting ferocity, their usage of brutal beats and dirty overblown riffage drags the listener over an aural hallway of broken beer bottles and rusted nails.

Some highlights off this slab include "1/3", which runs at an all too short 2:16, but absolutely lays down a rusty knife edge of groove, these guys simply shred like a clerk at Enron. Another deep cut is "Worst Case Ontario", which has the weirdest groove I have ever wanted to attempt to dance to. The timing is off and the sound is akin to a band dying in a tire fire whilst playing their last note, with a singer who really fucking hates you. It's a true party anthem for the kids these days!

Sporting some nifty depressing imagery of a dead water fowl on a rocky shore, complete in the dreary B&W filter that the wannabe sad youth use on Instagram, the album is complete in its utter disdain for anything fed by the popular zeitgeist. They will grind you into dust, and then snort you before their next gig/riot. Short, sweet, and at a really good Name Your Price deal on their bandcamp page, ‘Dead Living’ by Mad Trapper is different in all the best ways.

Words by: Hunter Young

‘Dead Living’ is available here

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