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Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Stream the New Trap Them Flexi Disc!!!



Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is DecibelHere’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…

Two weeks ago, we told you guys all about the forthcoming Trap Them flexi, but because we’re big fans of blue balls, we didn’t include any music. Today, that’s remedied! You’re welcome!

It’s one thing to read about a predominantly D-beat/grind outfit tackling progressive Swedish death metal, then segueing right into angular San Diego post-hardcore; it’s another to actually hear this shit. Trap Them make both Edge of Sanity’s “Feedin’ the Charlatan” (off 1993’s The Spectral Sorrows) and Hot Snakes’ “I Hate the Kids” (off 2002’s Suicide Invoice) entirely their own. While the former is more in Trap Them’s wheelhouse—namely the propulsive punk drums and melodic chugging—it’s hard not to be impressed by the raw, nasty urgency they supply Hot Snakes. Yours truly is a big enough Drive Like Jehu fan to have the Yank Crime inkwell tattooed on his throbbing bicep, so any take on a Rick Froberg/John “Speedo” Reis collaboration is of extremely extreme interest.

Listen up, and then head here, where a limited number of copies of Decibel’s November issue, which include the Trap Them flexi, are availed for purchase. But move fast, because unlike Speedo’s “other” bands, once they’re gone, they ain’t coming back!

The November issue of Decibel also features At the Gates, Cannibal Corpse, and L7, and can be purchased here. But why not just get a full subscription to ensure that you never miss an issue?

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