The Fire The Flood Truth Seekers

The Fire The Flood Truth Seekers

North Carolina is home to a flourishing hardcore scene, and while the Fire the Flood happen to be a part of it, I wouldn’t say they are furthering it. Truth Seekers embraces all that is hardcore — guttural throat work, chaotic strings, outlandish drums and consistent rage — but fails to find anything to separate one track from the other. "...And It Grows Like Weeds” opens Truth Seekers on a semi-interesting note, with a flicker of hope for what’s to come on the remaining 12 tracks but quickly allows disappointment to set in with sub-par songs that have little distinction between one another. It’s surprising, since industry high-roller Jamie King (BTBAM, He Is Legend) produced this mediocre album. Perhaps ten member changes and tour stress can explain why the album is a letdown. Regardless, Truth Seekers could have used a little extra finesse and the band, perhaps, a little more security. (No Sleep)