Track Premiere: Mutual Hostility – “Faces In The Walls”
I’ve heard of bad hair days, but this is *bree-bree-bree-bree*
Maybe Mutual Hostility are onto something with “Faces In The Walls”, a revolution in therapeutic coping techniques: fists. Many are the times when I wish I could just pummel my swarming thoughts into submission and maybe in a metaphorical sort of way, that’s what this kind of ass-beater deathgrind is supposed to do. How is your guilt supposed to prod at you from afar when it’s getting whipped to shit by a hulking hardcore breakdown with slams like cinderblocks? Although the middle bridge buzzes by in a needling of tremolo, Mutual Hostility’s bread and butter is still stomping, seizing, scraping, and all-around blunt-force attack. But it wouldn’t be Midwest death metal without a whole lotta mixups between percussion and strings, just to keep it interesting.
Vocalist Adam Rogers says:
“Faces in the Walls is a glimpse into the mind of someone tortured by the reality that surrounds them, and their desire to destroy and escape that reality.”
The kind of powershifting that drummer Eric Frabotta (drummer of Stresslord) can pull alongside guitarist Dan Gates gives “Faces In The Walls” a strained pace that sprints and snaps not unlike a rabid dog tugging against his chain. Adam Rogers, formerly of Stresslord as well, is clearly here to rage, unloading in all directions and dragging this frenzied beast of a track all over the yard. Definitely a voice worth adding to the chorus of shrieks in your skull.