Fluids – Not Dark Yet (2021)

You can always count on Fluids to push the boundaries of what is acceptable. Not Dark Yet wheels out one of the most disturbing samples I’ve ever heard for its opening track, before collapsing headfirst into some intense downtuned death metal. Fluids are easily the Mortician of this generation, replacing horror movie samples with audible terror sourced from the real world. The instrumentation is sick as fuck, and there’s some super interesting flourishes in the drum programming, with some almost trap-like rushes on the hi-hats. Its a bizarre addition, but it works!

Its also worth mentioning that Not Dark Yet is the first full length with the band’s new vocalist, the dude from Thorn (not Thorns), who’s name escapes me at this time (it’s Brennen Westermeyer – Ed).