Wednesday, 17 July 2019

FLUORIDE

BandFLUORIDE
GenresPunk / Hardcore / Grindcore / Noise / Crust
Related artists?.
CountryPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
Years Active2017-present
Song: "hoax"
Album: "Disentanglement"
Year: 2019
For fans ofAureole Of Ash, Nuvolascura, Converge, Guidelines, Tentacles, Closet Witch, Drei Affen, Alpinist, Ape War, Arsen, Acme, Blind Girls, Resurrectionists, Never Better and Amygdala.
Label(s): To Live A Lie Records / React With Protest / Nerve Altar Records
This post's artist is from the May 2019 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download: the May 2019 Mix#5 right here or get the new June 2019 Mix#6 here.

FLUORIDE are a devastatingly caustic hardcore/grind band from Philadelphia. I saw a plethora of friends say how good this was so I checked it out and was immediately blown away by the sheer ferocity of both the instrumentals and vocals. Their 2019 LP 'Disentanglement' is a mighty fine lesson in catharsis, as those destroyed vocals overlap with the blown-out and crusty guitars and somehow line them up with outrageously pummeling drum blasts. The LP was preceded by their self titled cassette 'Fluoride' in 2017. The EP is quite similar to the LP, just a tad less refined and punishing, but it'll still turn you into mush.

'Disentanglement' opens with "degrade", a relatively long song for the band at 2:30 in length. After the feedback subsides (around 34 seconds in) the listener is met with a gargantuan riff that immediately brought Tentacles to mind, as does the subsequent explosion at 1:15. Tracks "neglect" and "thought reform" follow a similar trajectory, while songs such as "alienate", "chipped away", "regenerate" and "unconditional" are the equivalent of black lightning and will put anyone's ears through a rusty wood chipper. Perhaps my favourite song, "hoax" delivers an absolute deathblow at track 11 with some ripping, dark and evil shit.

Ooooo baby see you at New Friends Fest in Toronto as well as my year end list!

Upcoming tour dates:
-7/17: brooklyn
-7/28: baltimore
-7/29: pittsburgh
-7/30: columbus
-7/31: chicago
-8/1: detroit
-8/2: toronto
-10/19: brooklyn

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DISCOGRAPHY

2017 - Fluoride cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)

2019 - Disentanglement cassette/12"LP (stream/donate/download here)

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(2019) FLUORIDE - "hoax" (from 'Disentanglement')

(2019) FLUORIDE - "unconditional" (from 'Disentanglement')

(2019) FLUORIDE - "thought reform" (from 'Disentanglement')

(2017) FLUORIDE - "death sentence" (from 'Fluoride')

(2017) FLUORIDE - "due process" (from 'Fluoride')

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FLUORIDE additional links
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