Review by Adam M on November 24, 2016.
Trap Them has a huge Entombed vibe to their proceedings. This is shown by the dirty riffing of the outfit which is catchy and massive sounding. The music is built upon these guitar riffs that have a huge impact overall. The sound never deviates largely from the Entombed sound and thus has an issue with innovation.
These songs sound heavy and intense, but there’s nothing new on offer here really. This leads me to believe that the band is maxed out at their current output and wouldn’t be able to incorporate much new into their sounds. Still, with the raucous heaviness of the band, one is greatly captivated by this sound. It works to their advantage to have the riffs being played in this manner because it allows them to groove. There is certainly a swagger to these songs and it’s infectious to behold. Songs are short and to the point, but make their mark upon the listener in the short running time offered. The amount of distortion is also high and helps keep the tracks sounding potent and vital. This means that an overall intense sound is offered by Trap Them and leads them to being such a focused outfit. However, the lack of innovation really hurts the band. There are tons of bands like Vomitory that have performed this still and possibly even better than what’s on offer here. There’s not a huge reason to listen to this band unless you’re absolutely obsessed with the Entombed style then. This will do nothing to change your mind. It will only build upon what has already been established.
When the music performed with such accuracy it’s hard to skip upon, however. Crown Feral is a good album of the style, but it’s already been done before by other bands and better as well.
Rating: 7 out of 10