State Of Filth brings the carnage with “Dehumanized,” this slamming beatdown quintet from Houston, Texas never fails to impress. The EP may only be a three-track, but in those ten minutes, you will be moving the entire time. It starts with a Deadspace intro that really encapsulates where the record will take you.
The titular track “Dehumanized” starts out excellent, a fight riff into gnarly vocals will give you a stank face easily. They then hit you with a small bass and drum part that gets you moving, throwing fists into the air as you scream along to the frantic music. Edward Groves is a top-tier vocalist who lays down the line and dares you to cross, and if you do State Of Filth will smack you back.
“Reduced To Waste” the second song of State Of Filth’s EP is a slam anthem in the making. From beginning to end you get to hear the musicianship of the band on full display. From vocals to drums, nothing is out of place. The chords and vocals are so in sync that you can’t help to be impressed. A grooving and dark solo gives the headbangers something to enjoy, then following right after it comes to a slam breakdown that has your fists in the air. Seeing this live performance would be a treat.
The third song on the EP “Prey” starts you in a panic, not allowing you any time to breathe. It hits you with a wall of sound that doesn’t let go, in fact, punishing you for daring to step away from the music. “Prey” is arguably my favorite song off the record, with some tasty riffs and grooving lines I was swinging on people that weren’t even there. A little MP3 snippet followed by one of my favorite parts of the whole EP, smacking you in the face with some of the tastiest slams I’ve ever heard.
Check out “Dehumanized” by State Of Filth today, I give it an 8 out of 10.