Long-running hardcore legends Terror have done quite a bit since their 2002 inception, releasing seven albums, touring the world many times over and dragging countless teenagers into the hardcore lifestyles with frontman Scott Vogel’s impassioned stage banter. For their eighth album, Trapped in a World, it’s back to the start: Terror linked up with original guitarist and current Nails frontman Todd Jones to re-record a selection of songs from their first two albums, giving them the modern, live-in-studio treatment.
A precursor to Terror’s next album, which will feature Jones at the production desk, Trapped in a World recaptures the spirit of One With the Underdogs and Always the Hard Way but gives the songs a more punk feel. It’s invigorating to hear classics like “One with the Underdogs” in a new light, more than 15 years after their original release.
Trapped in a World captures Terror’s live energy, minus the crowd surfers and Vogel’s frequent calls for stage divers. If this is the band’s excitement for older songs after reconnecting with Jones, then there’s plenty of reasons to be excited for their upcoming, still-untitled album written by Vogel, Jones and guitarist Nick Jett.
“Got together with the Terror crew (in a creative sense), for the first time since recording One With The Underdogs,” Jones says. “The ideas, guitars, lyrics/vocals, songs came pouring out. Locked in with Nick and Scott as if it hasn’t been sixteen years since we played together. There’s no shortage of songwriters in Terror and the stuff we’ve collectively come up with so far… I can’t stop listening to these tracks. Magic via musical chemistry. It’s our aim to deliver to you a visceral and explosive hardcore record and I really hope you enjoy it.”
Until then, Trapped in a World is streaming now via Decibel. Crank it loud, prepare for bedroom/office/living room mosh action and grab a copy via Bandcamp.