Foxmoulder Lethe

Foxmoulder Lethe
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Foxmoulder's latest EP expands upon the sound they laid down with debut EP Hindsight, with more of the production quality found on their split with Ottawa's Sartre. With Lethe, Foxmoulder trade their previously grind-y drumming for something more precise and powerful that still keeps pace with the rest of the band. The guitar work is fast, heavy and impressive in its technicality — when combined with the warm and aggressively distorted bass, it results in a sound that makes you want to kick shit and then set it on fire. The vocals are aggressive and emotional at all times; it is hard to tell whether Foxmoulder are using some kind of effect or if they've decided to use a peculiar microphone set-up, but the vocals definitely could have benefitted from being clearer. However, Lethe, just like everything else Foxmoulder have done, is meant to reflect the group's live performance and they've managed to capture that fairly accurately. Each song on Lethe is short, but demands to be played again. This is an incredible EP from a group I hope will continue to do great things. (Independent)