Aggressive, furious, and on the flip side, incredibly validating thrashy politically charged Hardcore Punk. I’ve been waiting for this album for a while and it blew my expectations out of the water. One of the best Punk releases of 2019, no question. Favorite track: Trans is Beautiful. Doing time in more bands than need be mentioned, CLITERATI is made up of four friends who’ve been churning out punk, power violence, grind, and death metal for much of their lives. Influenced by everything from Bolt Thrower and L7 to Doom and Necrot, together these lifelong extreme music fans spew forth a distinctly riotous brand of unforgiving/unforgettable d-beat/thrash crust.
Over a year in the making, Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies is a ripping fifteen-track/thirty-two-minute socio-political exposé on the USA’s divisive administration with humor and quick wit. Having performed over a hundred shows in that time, test driving many of the tracks live, CLITERATI is sharper and more ravenous than ever before. Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies was recorded by longtime comrade Greg Wilkinson (Necrot, High On Fire) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Power Trip) with cover art by legendary Japanese artist Sugi (Doom, Death Side, Hellshock) whose illustration reflects a personal interpretation of Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies’ title track.
(Tankcrimes Records)
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