Meek Is Murder 'Infant Worship' (EP stream)

Meek Is Murder 'Infant Worship' (EP stream)
Despite their role as noise-core merchants, Meek Is Murder are cutting the commercial crap this Christmas via the release of a quick holiday EP. Dubbed Infant Worship, it's being offered up as a pay-what-you-want download.

Across a 30-second arrangement of bomb-drop drum bursts, ho-ho-horrifying screams and festive guitar feedback, the jagged title track raises questions about saluting the baby Jesus with mall-bought goodness. The solution to the Christmastime conundrum: just spend some quality time with your fam.

"Charlie Died on Christmas" utilizes a Converge-styled whirlwind of blasts and doom-laden six-stringin', while "Happy Birthday, Sally Brodsky (Born on 12/25)" offers a bluesy hardcore alternative to Vince Guaraldi's "Christmastime is Here."