Trap Them Seizures In Barren Praise

Trap Them Seizures In Barren Praise
The chaotic and malicious Trap Them had a lot to live up to after Sleepwell Deconstructor and Seizures In Barren Praise continues exactly as it should. Immediately Seizures connects to their last effort with "Day Nineteen: Fucking Viva,” which features the same crusty and bass-heavy feel they’re known for, igniting a blood churning energy, and "Day Twenty Eight: Targets” unleashes Trap Them’s unrelenting grindcore speed and technical ability. Guitarist Brian Izzi’s Entombed-like buzz saw guitar is a constant menace throughout this album and, coupled with a decimating bass rhythm, sets the ideal stage for Ryan McKenney’s gravelly vocals, as well as his ominous lyrical content, creating a perfectly abominable beast. At times, this album does wander off into an avenue of reduced tempo but even so remains a musical vice, crushing with irresistible force via "Day Twenty-Four: Gutterbomb Heaven On The Grid” and "Day Thirty-One: Mission Convincers.” Much like their last effort, Seizures keeps the tracks succinct and subdued, with the anger and haste reassuring any fan of Trap Them that this band have honed and polished their decimating sound. (Deathwish Inc.)