Album Review Tropical Fuck Storm - Deep States

A difficult listen at times, weighed down as it is by its overwhelming lyrical bluster.

Tropical Fuck Storm - Deep States

Heavier, wilder, and more faithful to their evocative ‘fuck storm’ promise than ever before, the third full-length from the Antipodeans is an uncompromising prospect: merciless barrages of ear-splitting shreds; crunching, skin-crawling rhythms that bore into the skull’s fragile surfaces; to top it all off, a lyrical parade of grimly ghoulish imagery, tackling, without censure, the psychological fall-out of the pandemic. Lead single, ‘G.A.F.F’ - standing for “give a fuck fatigue” encapsulates the vitriolic gloom that burdens ‘Deep States’ - “Everybody’s going nuts, the drugs are on drugs / Somebody do something yeah but nobody does”. ‘Deep States’ provides, perhaps unsurprisingly, a difficult listen at times, weighed down as it is by its overwhelming lyrical bluster. Penultimate track ‘Legal Ghosts’ is however an unexpected moment of melodic tenderness - this elusive tale of loss revealing a soft underbelly beneath this otherwise bristly, tough-skinned offering.

 

As featured in the August 2021 issue of DIY, out now. Scroll down to get your copy.

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