Philadelphia’s own goth-punks FAR-OUT FANGTOOTH are back once again, this time with their latest 7″ EP on Hozac Records. The single, titled The Thorns, includes three new tracks of their sweltering post-punk.
This is the first we’re hearing from Far-Out Fangtooth since their debut LP Pure & Disinterested on Siltbreeze Records. Considering where they left off with that record, it’s not much of a surprise how they ended up here. The Thorns shows off their puzzling sound that manages to sound lazy and somehow invigorating all at the same time, which you can hear in opener “The Thorns.” The track is driven by a stomping tom-tom rhythm that slowly drags underneath, filled out with filthy and shredded sonic guitar textures that will wrap you up tight and swallow you in one big bite. This sweeping metallic onslaught is enough to prove the intensely invigorating nature of these songs, which is exactly why you should experience the heated madness right below.
On the B-side you will find two more tracks, both of which are oozing with a contagious form of doom-punk anger that is as moody as it is scuzzy. The smokey haze is so thick in a song like “Patience” that you could almost cut through it with a knife, where the glowing guitar solos manage to shine through the thick fog with their harsh and tinny complexion.
If you haven’t been able to check out these songs yet, then now might be a good time. Also, Hozac still has some gold editions of the 7″ available, so go and snag one while you still can!
My Rating: SS
Genre/ Tags: Post-Punk, Grunge, Alternative
The Thorns 7″ EP: Tracklist:
1.) The Thorns
2.) Occasion of Sin