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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Towering Filth Interview


1. Can you give us an introduction to the band for people that will be hearing of you for the first time?
1. My name is Matthew and Towering Filth is music I wrote and recorded all by myself.

2.How would you describe your musical sound?
2. I would say stark and pissed, the theme is the music is oppression.

3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrics that you write for the band?
3. I write lyrics in a stream of conscious style. Most of them carry a thin narrative and overall theme.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Towering Filth'?
4. My original idea was Towering Flesh but I realized that was a Pig Destroyer song. I didn’t want to be one of those bands named after another bands song so I changed it. Also Towering Filth is significant because I do a lot of “writing for the trash can” where I just write all the time even though most of it isn’t very good.

5.According to the Metal Archives page this band is solo in the studio, are you interested in working with a full band on future releases?
5. Absolutely, I tried it a few times but people keep wanting to put there own ideas on it, which can be cool, but most of the time it’s awful. I like working alone to keep things cohesive.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
6. We only played 3 as a full band and the first one was probably the best.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
7. Nope, just working on this next record.

8.Recently you did a Germs cover, what was the decision behind during your own version of one of their songs?
8. I watched a documentary about the BYO and the early days of the record label. That song was in the documentary and caught my attention. I also dug it because it’s outside of my style.

9.The last album came out on Monolithic Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
9. It came about through Heavy Blog is Heavy digging my original demo. It’s more of a distribution deal since I recorded the record myself. I don’t hear from them very often.

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your recordings and stage performances by fans of underground music?
10. The online response has been very slow. The music takes some patience to get into.

11.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
11. Faster, the earlier demos were slow because I was pretty awful at guitar. The new stuff is fast and a bit more technical.

12.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
12. Some of my influences are The Abominable Iron Sloth, Admiral Angry, Killing Joke, Burn Everything, Enabler, Gaza, Pariso, Catherine Wheel, and Unsane.
Recently I’ve been listening to Touche Amore, Code Orange Kids, Intronaut, Cedron, letlive, Coilguns, Gorguts, and Ulcerate.

13.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
13. I’m a bartender and a recording engineer.

14.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
14. Thanks for taking the time to check out the music. My next release will be called Bask and is a decent percentage written.


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Monday, December 30, 2013

Towering Filth/Spite House/2012 Single Review


  This  is  a  review  of  another  single  from  Towering  Filth  which  was  released  in  2012  and  continues  their  mixture  of  black  metal,  sludge  and  hardcore  wit  the  recording  being  self  released  in  2012  and  called  "Spite  House".

  The  single  starts  off  with  some  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  and  drums  before  going  into  some  heavy  sludge/doom  metal  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  blackened  hardcore  screams  and  then  the  music  goes  into  a  more  atmospheric  and  melodic  direction  while  also  remaining  heavy  all  at  the  same  time.

  Once  the  single  goes  into  the  second  song  it  speeds  up  in  the  beginning  and  brings  in  a  lot  more  punk  and  hardcore  influences  as  well  as  mixing  in  some  spoken  word  parts  and  the  band  retains  their  heavy  doom/sludge  metal  sound.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  dark  sound  for  being  a  self  released  recording  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  single.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Towering  Filth  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  blackened  sludge  metal/hardcore,  you  should  check  out  this  single.  HIGHLY  RECOMMENDED.  

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Towering Filth/As Well As You Should/2012 Single Review


  Towering  Filth  are  a  band  from  St.  Loius,  Missouri  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  metal,  sludge  and  hardcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2012  single  "As  Well  As  You  Should".

  The  single  starts  out  with  some  dark  and  heavy  sounding  guitar  riffs  as  well  as  some  drums  being  adding  in  screams  that  combine  black  metal  and  hardcore  together  and  the  music  gets  heavier  along  with  a  mixture  of  doom  metal  and  sludge  influences  and  as  time  goes  on  by  the  music  starts  invoking  a  dark  atmosphere  and  the  bass  guitars  get  even  more  powerful  and  heavy  sounding.

  On  the  b-side  of  the  recording  the  band  covers  "Lexican  Devil"  from t he  Germs  and  they  add  there  own  twist  to  this  cover  version  and  add  in  modern  day  hardcore  punk  with  old  school  punk  rock  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  dark  sound  for  being  a  self  released  recording  and  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  single.

  In  my  opinion  Towering  Filth  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  metal,  sludge  and  hardcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED.

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