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Vile Display of Humanity - S/T (Self-Released)

18 August 2015

Few bands would have gone through the changes endured by Vile Display of Humanity and not called it a day, but after multiple albums, line up changes, a move from Chicago to Seattle, and a decision to go DIY, the thrash hardcore quintet is back with their new self-titled record. Instead of sounding like a band world weary and exhausted, the rawness of the album breathes new life and vitality into their sound. It reduces everything to the core of what the genre should be, and over the course of the twenty songs, rarely does the band allow you to catch your breath.

Taking fifteen months to create, you can feel the sweat, blood, and tears poured into every second. Vile Display of Humanity proudly wears their political views on their sleeve with songs like “Minimum Wage,” and positioning themselves from the life of the lower middle class and dead end jobs, their anarchistic proposals to fix said problems are also apparent in songs like “Time to Die” and “Pipe Bomb.” Sonically, Vile Display of Humanity may seem like a bit of a step back for the back, but in reality it is a stripping back to the heart of the band, and makes for one of their most exciting releases yet.