ANCIENT FILTH: The Illusion of Freedom Is Control: Cassette

Boston maniacs Ancient Filth get back into it full force with their second release of the year after an astonishingly impressive debut 7”. The formula is essentially the same as the last recording: fast hardcore, with raging vocals and lyrics calling out for a higher consciousness of the human race’s doomed existence without wagging a judgmental finger or soapbox preaching. Each song is one ripper after another worthy of any sweaty basement show mosh fest and climaxes with the Crass-gone-hardcore anthem “Fight Fear.” Program repeats on both sides, making this perfect for repeated listens. That is exactly what this cassette deserves. Absolutely mandatory.

 –Juan Espinosa (Self-released, [email protected])