Trap Them
Filth Rations


3.5
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Review

by Olin M.G. USER (1 Reviews)
June 2nd, 2010 | 29 replies | 11,211 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Trap Them return with an enjoyable EP, but it may be time to change things up a little.

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

When we last left Trap Them they had just released their much acclaimed second full length, Seizures in Barren Praise in 2008. Two years and many tours later they offer their new EP, entitled Filth Rations. While offering nothing new to their sound, Filth Rations displays all the heaviness and despair that fans of the band have come to expect.

The EP starts off fast and pissed with “Carnage Incarnate”, a song they played on their most recent tours. With pounding drums and crunchy bass backing up the squealing guitar, vocalist Ryan McKenney once again tells of the woes of those unfortunate citizens in Barren Praise, the fictional town that most of Trap Them’s lyrics describe. If Seizures told the story of the citizens and Séance Prime told the story of the refugees, then Filth Rations seems to tell the tale of the doomed progenitors of the town.

The album continues with the death n’ roll of “Degenerate Binds” and the awkwardly titled doom song “Dead Fathers Wading in the Bodygrounds.” “Dead Fathers…” is quite slow compared to the other tracks and uses this to create a plodding, yet crushing finale to the new tracks. The song ends with the instruments fading out with dissonant guitar notes while McKenney laments, “We are the old graves digging the new.” The EP ends with a live version of “Digital Dogs With Analog Collars” from the Sleepwell Deconstructor full-length. This seems somewhat awkward after the power shown in “Dead Fathers…”, but it’s interesting to hear the power displayed by the band in a live track.

Compared to the rest of Trap Them’s discography, Filth Rations comes up a little a short, but it’s an enjoyable listen for those who are already fans of the band.


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cvlts
June 2nd 2010



8954 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Fuck me, this is out already? Getting now...

Review is all right. You only kinda halfassed talked about the actual music for one paragraph but it's passable for me. You also don't go into detail about what exactly makes it less than Trap Thems other releases though it seemed like it was gonna be a major part of the review.
Just pointing these out, take it or leave it.

Bleekill
June 2nd 2010



832 Comments


Good review and I agree with the rating also.

accompliceofmydeath
June 2nd 2010



4170 Comments


I didn't know this was out either. I'll have to get this. That's interesting about the story that their albums tell.

razedtotheground
June 2nd 2010



367 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks Genocide. I kinda geared this towards people who had already heard Trap Them.

Digging: Mouth of the Architect - Quietly

FreePizzaDay
June 4th 2010



1526 Comments


Wouldn't mind getting this but it's $14 for three new tracks. I know the vinyl and packaging are
awesome but I can't justify shelling out that much for a 4 track EP given my current economic
situation.

Also, good review. I can see how maybe more detail may have been desirable, but this is Trap Them. I
probably don't need a description to have a pretty good idea of how this sounds.

FreePizzaDay
June 4th 2010



1526 Comments


Um, what? Lol. What does their label have to do with anything?

FreePizzaDay
June 4th 2010



1526 Comments


How am I whining? Making the valid point that the price tag is steep for this EP?

FreePizzaDay
June 4th 2010



1526 Comments


Me discussing album prices on a site that reviews music (so people can reference when making
purchases) is not whining, it's part of the discussion, because, ya' know, price is relevant when
considering purchases. If you think I'm just "whining", consider it from that perspective.

ButcheredChildren
July 3rd 2010



5591 Comments


all 4 tracks are now posted on youtube, thanks to yours trully

ButcheredChildren
July 3rd 2010



5591 Comments


all 4 tracks are now posted on youtube, thanks to yours trully

Tulannical
July 3rd 2010



2051 Comments


vinyl's cool, albums ok i guess

East Hastings
July 16th 2010



4391 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i love this ep

brutebeard
July 18th 2010



1655 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

How does the tone of the vinyl contrast with the digital?

cvlts
September 23rd 2010



8954 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

finally got around to listening to this.

now i wish i hadnt.

sniper
September 23rd 2010



18929 Comments


Do you like their other stuff? Could never get motivated enough to check this one out.

Digging: Towers - Bel Air Highrise Plantation

cvlts
September 23rd 2010



8954 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

i reviewed seance prime.

and seisures is hella good.

this jus sux.

sniper
September 23rd 2010



18929 Comments


I've only heard Seizures. It was pretty cool. Maybe I'll Seance.

cvlts
September 23rd 2010



8954 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

more diverse, aka hella better, than seisures imo.

sniper
September 23rd 2010



18929 Comments


I'll probably grab it then, I need something new.

You from nor cal? jw

cvlts
September 23rd 2010



8954 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

uhm, naw. seattle bro.



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