Trap Them are at times the best live band in extreme music. The gloomy and sarcastic hardcore band have finally released new caustic sounds for the devoted. Crowbar and a new Trap Them single both in one day! Is a piano gonna fall on me and ruin it or something? Fist up to the wrist in the ass of awesome!
Anyway, Trap Them are releasing a new record called (wait for it)…Blissfucker. Maybe this is a statement about ignorant bliss in our pop culture or a statement that Trap The, will fuck up your bliss. I dunno. But I do know that Trap Them give hope that hardcore with meaning isn’t dead. I just watched the Cameron Crowe Pearl Jam Twenty film on Netflix (which I suggest all you embittered metal heads go check out because while it aint Entombed it is very inspiring). It reminded me of why everyday I want to write about music or make it until I die. Music should be fearless and made for the right reasons, an extension of friendship and community. Trap Them also inspire me to feel that strongly. I wish more bands (and people in general) gave more of a shit.
Blissfucker is out 6.14.2014
Trap Them play both nights of Deathwish Fest in Cambridge, MA on July 22 and 23.
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