House Vs HurricaneThey may not be back on a permanent basis but post-hardcore outfit House Vs. Hurricane have returned with Filth, a savage reminder of how they took the genre into the Australian mainstream.

It’s the first taste of new material since 2012’s genredefining Crooked Teeth, and they’ve matured – now husbands, fathers and business owners. Musically though (and this is a good thing) HVH are their same pit-crushing punks you remember. The title track is vintage HVH, unrelenting and unforgiving; Greasepoint’s clean vocals add necessary balance to an otherwise savage onslaught of sound; and Braindead doesn’t drop below 150km per hour. The thing I really love about this record is the band’s less is more approach, refusing to be sucked into the overproduction that many of their peers fall for.

Filth is out now via UNFD.

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