Deaftrap – S/T

German squad Deaftrap are back with a brand new album! After a really good demo and Asian tour, guys started to work on new material, and finally, it is ready. This full-length is full of dark atmosphere and good riffs. Yes, this is not grindcore, but this cool mix of modern hardcore, sludge, and crust worth listening to. These psychos are playing very well, with fire and live energy.
I think the base of this self-titled album is consists of the sub-hardcore genre, that one with a lack of punk but with a lot of breakdowns. Personally, I prefer classical old farting hardcore, but this twisted, jumping stuff sounds good too. I wish this album could have more dirty sludgy moments, but instead, we have here solid blast beats parts. The sound of this LP is well balanced, but I think it still a bit compressed (at least that`s what I hear from the vinyl). As for the other elements…
The vocal is pretty usual as for this genre, it more hysterical than furious. The guitar tone is nice, riffs are made good. The interesting thing B side is different from the A-side. Guys switched to post-metal, blackened hardcore on it. This is not 100% my stuff but guys managed to make it pretty atmospherically.

The visual part of this LP is important, so the cover art deserves our attention as well. First of all, I want to say that this is a perfect match between image and music. This what we call “bingo”. Dark and stylish that`s how I can describe this crow. The lines on the background look like white noise. Somehow this work reminds me old story from Edgar Allan Poe – “The Raven”, and that is awesome!

Rating: 7.5/10      Deaftrap bc

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