Philadelphia, PA's noise rock power trio FIGHT AMPUTATION (also known as FIGHT AMP) return with their heaviest and most mature material to date. Their first new recordings in over three years, the new album Constantly Off is a thunderously heavy blend of grunge, sludge and punk. Recorded by Steve Poponi (Into It. Over It., Ladder Devils), FIGHT AMP have perfected their signature sound on Constantly Off, kicking up the riffs and locking in the rhythms with the addition of more focused, melodic vocals. Fans of early Melvins, Nirvana and Eyehategod take note.
"Constantly Off is constantly hitting the mark."
( 5 / 5 )
"Constantly Off just knocked me on my ass. The Philly-based band has come out swinging on its most recent album, likely to surprise more than just my set of ears. Constantly Off might be the opposite way I’d describe the album, as every song on this short (but very sweet) six-track record is a winner."
(4 / 5 )
"The irony of Fight Amp’s new album Constantly Off is that it is pretty much constantly ON, save for a few well-placed reprieves that begin songs which quickly kick into high gear. These moments feel like slingshots being slyly pulled back, and it’s a testament to the group’s attention to detail and dynamics that we are treated to a peaks-and-valleys sense of contrast which only amplifys the baddassery of the songs."
(4 / 5)
"No maniacal drum nuance, deep bass crevasse or thunderously detuned riff escapes inspection. Thus empowered, vocalist-guitarist Mike McGinnis and his shock troops proceed to crank out delirious sludge-punk anthems..."
"Beneath a hard crust of booming toms and slippery Unsane-esque rhythms lies an efficient, borderline-pop songwriting sensibility that reminds me a bit of Torche’s early work."
"...fierce noise rock peppered with hardcore. Think Torche or Helms Alee or the like, but you'll also think it's fucking good."
released 09 June 2015
FIGHT AMPUTATION is Jon DeHart, Mike McGinnis, Dan Smith.
Recorded in the fall of 2014 to 2" tape at Gradwell House Studios in Haddon Heights, NJ.
Engineered and mixed by Steve Poponi.
Mastered by Dave Downham at Gradwell House.
Additional vocals by Rebecca Burchette (of Multicult).
Design and layout by Dan Smith
with art direction by FIGHT AMP.
Produced by Fight Amp and Steve Poponi.
Brutal Panda Records (Vinyl / Digital)
Knife Hits (CD / Digital)
Lost Tape Collective (Cassette)
2015 Brutal Panda Records
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