Saturday, August 8, 2009

If occupying the aural space halfway between Behead the Prophet No Lord Shall Live and (circa British Steel) Judas Priest is something you think sounds excellent, then I'd like to introduce you to a band called Filth Mattress. Originally introduced to Missoula on the FilthHawk tour of 2008, along with equally epic, and unfortunately RIP'd, Doomhawk, Filth Mattress ripped from the outset. Their short, NWOBHM-inspired hardcore blasts were a fresh-assed treat from a too often dreary genre. Their energy is infectious, with one of those front people that knows it's his job to loosen people up, and thrash, but not to intimidate. I've had their Longway-released 7" on perma-repeat for the better part of a year. Prepare your inner Hessian and malt liquor-drenched crusty for this onslaught of excellence.

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