Phobia Remnants of Filth

Phobia Remnants of Filth
Cali grindcore veterans Phobia have been at it for two decades, yet they still manage to produce quality albums, and their fifth full-length, Remnants of Filth, is no exception. While it's nothing new from Phobia, in terms of style and sound, it doesn't need to be ― the band know what they do well and they stick to it, which is something to be commended. Featuring 18 crushing tracks in 19 short minutes, Remnants of Filth follows the classic grind formula in its length, but each song is as intense as it is brief. Blasting drums and complex guitar work comprise "Submission Hold," which features a variety of time signatures, while "Dementia Having Overdose" contains a strong, sludgy guitar riff and Shane "the Pain" Mclachlan's tormented shrieks. Add to that a raw, crusty-sounding production and Phobia's traditional socio-political lyrical content and Remnants of Filth makes for a consistent, punishing album from start to finish. (Willowtip)