Best of 2014 Pick 4

Trap Them: Blissfucker (Prosthetic, 2014)

A sonic beatdown.  Part post-rock, plenty of hardcore punk, some metal, a bit o’ thrash and a delicate balance of precision and squall.

Not a tremendous amount of riffage, but a very satisfying melding of excellent guitar tones with a tough, buzzy bass sound pumping underneath an unintelligible but appropiately pissed off singer.

The drummer really drives the bus here as the tunes jump around — slower power chord sections that segue into trash sections into straight heavy rock sections.  He’s an excellent anchor for the rest of the band to drill a hole in your skull.

Tight as shit with interesting jumps.  The record sounds great and there are strong musicians at all positions.  What more could you ask for?

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