Is “Grunge Punk” a thing? Well, it should be especially upon hearing the latest from Seattle’s Filth Is Eternal which pretty much captures that vibe across Find Out‘s 14 tracks, each of which barely breach the two-minute mark yet manage to come at yer earholes all dense and dynamic-like unfurling at times like a sort of Heavy Metal mixtape with the flow throughout. Also, are we allowed to call Find Out fun? Because it is. Like listening through Turnstile’s Time & Space for the first time or a lot of those early Roadrunner Records debut records where they’re monstrous, something special, and just an experience from start to finish.
“Half Wrong” is scorching with a strong fuzz from Rahsaan Davis’ bass and Brian McClelland’s guitars ever present as Emily Salisbury relentlessly pummels and Lis Di Angelo shrieks behind the mic. “Crawl Space” is a vicious anthem with Di Angelo running the gamut of both vocal styles and range within a short timespan and then “Magnetic Point” rips and rolls out next with its’ crushing chug-a-chug riffage.
Latest single “Cherish” is the first “slow” track here, four in, and it’s still a blistering behemoth of steady stick work, shreddy guitars, and Di Angelo’s shining scream glistening across almost two minutes of heaviness. “Roll Critical” rolls out of that with a rollicking roundabout of crunchy riffs, robust rhythmic precision from Salisbury and Davis and another sick showing from Di Angelo while McClelland ups the ante with some sweet soloing over “Curious Thing”.
“Into The Curve” frenetically moves towards a contradicting hypnotic but chaotic finish with Salisbury on fire behind the kit like a conductor steering that speeding freight train with ease over treacherous terrain as “Pressure Me” offers up a more Metal affair mixed with a Desert Rawk main shred that’s like Kyuss’ “Green Machine” scrapping with some of Helmet or Therapy?’s mid-’90’s output. “Body Void” goes through a myriad of movements within its barely 2 minute lifespan, “The Gate” is a galloping gremlin which explodes into a full on Rawk fury with Di Angelo’s passionate pleas at the forefront, and “Signal Decay” is a surprising bout of serenity at least in the vocal department with Di Angelo demonstrating a soulful wail piercing the Davis, Salisbury, and McClelland-led noise.
“All Mother” crushes and brings another Punk Rawk anthem with a catchy verse/chorus/verse showdown and then “Last Exit” pummels as it proceeds to speed its way towards the eventual finale (Save for a Davis-driven breakdown) of Find Out. Speaking of that end, turns out we misspoke! There is one track that breaks the two minute trend and that’s closer “Loveless” which, holding steady at 3:16, is practically epic here. And it is, actually, with the way it lumbers along like Godflesh meets Prong with a Greg Puciato-like attack from behind the mic stand. And then it’s done and like no time has passed. Because it hasn’t. Really. Yet you are forever transformed. And have the ability to press “Play” again and again and again safe in the knowledge that what you’re going to hear will be just as spectacular following your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and beyond listen.
Find Out arrives through MNRK Heavy on Spetember 29th and you can get all yer pre-savin’ and pre-orderin’ on right now by heading here. For more from Filth Is Eternal, follow them across the information superhighway when you click here, here, or here.