THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS
Richard Patrick has rekindled his edgy heaviness on Filter’s latest 10-track endeavor THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS. Returning to building dark musical atmospheres, throbbing electronic beats and crunchy guitars dominate the album’s overall sound. Filter produces a bevy of heavily programmed fireballs completed with the soaring melodic choruses Patrick is known to painstakingly croon at the forefront of the industrialized snarl (“No Love”, “Clouds”). The softer side of the man does seep through all the vitriol however, as indicated on the airy “Fades Like a Photograph” and the ready for a commercial anthem “ No Re-Entry”, yet a constant sense aggression underlies the duration of this affair, giving fans of the band’s heyday something to clamor about.