Meek Is Murder Infant Worship

Meek Is Murder Infant Worship
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'Twas the week before Christmas when Meek is Murder released their free holiday EP, Infant Worship. And no matter what house you were in, creatures WERE stirring to the tumultuous metallic hardcore clamor. The inspiration here isn't far from their latest, Everything is Awesome Nothing Matters, but the lyrics are of holiday mischief. Included is an ode to "Charlie" (presumably Chaplin), who famously died on Christmas, and another to bassist Sam Brodsky's mother, Sally, who (not so famously) was born on Christmas.

The EP's titular track, "Infant Worship," is an important reminder to "forget about exploiting some infant worship, forget about the mall," and focus on spending time with loved ones. Despite a connected theme, the overall collection becomes a bit disjointed, with only three tracks, leaving little time to craft a flow, despite individual quality. However, taken as an expansion pack, this EP fits nicely into the band's canon, notably because it doesn't sound like a traditional Christmas release, the pitfall of too many holiday releases. (Independent)