After four years without any new music, American industrial outfit 3Teeth are back with today’s release of their fourth studio album, EndEx. While the tracks within are full of contempt for concepts like hyper-consumerism and tech being too prevalent in our lives, the whole thing is a fun romp with old-school industrial styling and a serious hard edge.
EndEx plays up its industrial nature. And thanks to their collaboration with co-producer DOOM composer Mick Gordon, the whole experience is a dense, odd, and slightly off-putting effort — in the best way possible. It may take a few listens to get to the heart of this record, but it is very worth it.
From the start, 3Teeth put out an album that features heavy guitars that clash well with the thumping and grinding synths add to the intensity of each song. Through all of its darkness and heavy, hard hitting moments, there are also some dark and dystopian themes but, true to the basic elements and themes of industrial, these elements are captured in a nostalgic, throwback manner.
When it comes to the musicality of the album, things are layered and full. The album is full of crushing guitars, pulsating synths, and Alexis Mincolla’s signature vocals, which range from snarls to growls to screams.
“Xenogenesis,” the opening track, sets the tone for the album with heavy synth work and an overall air of brooding and dread. That being said, “Acme Death Machine” is probably my favorite song on the album, as it’s one of the catchiest with the best choruses of all time from an industrial band. “Merchant of the Void” is another standout due to the repetitive, almost droning heavy guitar work. “Higher Than Death” is another standout track do to its memorable melody.
3Teeth’s EndEx is out today via Century Media wherever you can get your music!
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