Trap Them’s Blissf*cker Will F*ck Your Bliss So Hard That It Will Split Apart And Grow Into Significantly More Bliss
Holy sweet mother of blissfucking Jesus cock, this album is baddass!
From the deliberate intro of opener “Salted Crypts” all the way until the truly amazing conclusion of closing track “Let Fall Each and Every Sedition Symptom” (like, whoa man) this is an album that will not quit. Trap Them is a band that consistently gives relentless frenzy real meaning and can instill sheer terror while simultaneously encouraging you to achieve your very best, no matter what any other fuckers may tell you on the way.
Founding members Brian Izzi and Ryan McKenney are joined this time by new additions Brad Fickeisen on drums and Galen Baudhuin on bass, and the album was recorded at Godcity Studios by longtime producer Kurt Ballou (of Converge fame). I don’t know if I can describe Blissfucker’s sound or agenda any better than the band’s new bio:
“The session, three years in the making, resulted in what will widely be considered their opus, forty five plus minutes of an unrestrained, unmedicated, unapologetic display of depression, desperation and blasphemy.
“There may be many questions about Trap Them, but there are only two answers. There is none more ugly and, most certainly, none more bitter.”
I used to think of Trap Them as something akin to Converge Junior, but TT has totally come into its own to bring us one of the heaviest and most powerful albums of the year so far.