When Bane first encountered Batman in “The Dark Knight Rises,” he told him, “You fight like a younger man. Nothing held back.” This can honestly be said about Mouth of the South. In their new album, Transparency, nothing is held back in regards to creativity, lyrical meaning and sound. There are the soft vocals and the harsh vocals on this album, but it’s important to note that they are presented right where they fit. MOTS brings forth a sound that can be associated with Impending Doom, Meshuggah and the energetic feel of The Chariot. Transparency is an album that can be played from start to finish without skipping a track, and the lyrics aren’t just another “sugar-coated” Christian message, but, instead, focus on how ugly and weak humans are compared to God’s grace and His undeserving love. The breakdowns aren’t stale and the drumming is more than simple blast beats.
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Frenzied. Chaotic. Punk. The Undertaking!, San Diego's newest wild bunch, is about to release their debut album, and, if their live show is a premonition of any kind, the world will be opening up to one heck of a party with them. Contributing writer Andrew Voigt talks to vocalist Austin Visser about the band's new album, the reality of their music, and how they've been able to embrace their creative freedom.Full Feature More from The Undertaking