So earlier this year Floridian grinders Cellgraft, unfortunately, called it a day, bowing out with their impressive self-titled LP. Since then, Faith Addiction, featuring ex-members of Cellgraft, have released this new 7” EP Order From Chaos via No Reprieve Records and it’s one of the most of belligerently brilliant grind records of the year. Its short, no nonsense running time means that the band squeeze in as much devastating aggression as possible. It’s a modus operandi that served Cellgraft exceptionally well and has done so again here.
As each song passes by, Faith Addiction become more and more relentless, a sense of ferocity and urgency is always prevalent and augments with each song, as if the band is desperately trying to accomplish something before time runs out on them, and accomplish something they do. This is all made clear by the 26 second close of Disciples Punishment, the shortest track, where the band suitably bookend this striking 7”.
Wasting absolutely no time in the slightest, first track Cerebral Dischord quickly unfurls with its corrosive riffing and vocals. The heaving bellowing vocals of this EP are definitely its strongest point. While thunderous grooves and searing, razor edged riffs pierce through the speakers, they are fully complemented by deafening, hellish vocals. Similarly the drums have no let-up either so everything is complementary in this punishing tirade.
All the while there’s a seething grimy bass guitar that’s soaked in the filth. The confrontational approach of these eight short coarse uppercuts works to near perfection and one can only imagine how much more powerful, engaging and hostile Faith Addiction become when playing live.
Not only have they the art of breakneck speed and fury down to a tee, they can break the din occasionally with very brief slow reprieves like the opening passage of Atavism. It allows for a slight breather early on, before again launching into a pummelling and devastating assault with Change of Course, followed by the simmering grooves of Debilitated Hands.
The home stretch then begins with Void and Nullification, neither of each going past 40 seconds, making for a barbaric close with the quick kick to the temple in Disciples Punishment, and that’s it all over, too soon, for Faith Addiction’s Order From Chaos, unfortunately… for now.