Tankcrimes presents Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies, the new full-length from Oregon hardcore punk act CLITERATI. The label is now streaming the entire record through the player below!
With the advance stream of the album, Decibel calls Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies,
“an immaculately conceived/executed, enlivening, searing crusty punk hardcore rager that will no doubt resonate in a major way with fans of Born Against, early Sick Of It All, and His Hero Is Gone. Thematically, the Portland, Oregon quartet sure isn’t pulling any punches, either…”
Having just returned from a nearly month-long US tour in support of the album, watch for additional CLITERATI live announcements to follow in the weeks ahead.
Doing time in more bands than need be mentioned, CLITERATI is made up of four friends who’ve been churning out punk, power violence, grind, and death metal for much of their lives. Influenced by everything from Bolt Thrower and L7 to Doom and Necrot, together these lifelong extreme music fans spew forth a distinctly riotous brand of unforgiving/unforgettable d-beat/thrash crust.
Over a year in the making, Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies is a ripping fifteen-track/thirty-two-minute socio-political exposé on the USA’s divisive administration with humor and quick wit. Having performed over a hundred shows in that time, test driving many of the tracks live, CLITERATI is sharper and more ravenous than ever before. Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies was recorded by longtime comrade Greg Wilkinson (Necrot, High On Fire) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Power Trip) with cover art by legendary Japanese artist Sugi (Doom, Death Side, Hellshock) whose illustration reflects a personal interpretation of Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies’ title track.
“…a fire-breathing, directly-in-your-face assault that declares they see the transgressions, and they’re not afraid to call them out at the top of their lungs.” — Meat Mead Metal
“…a call to arms, a scathing commentary on the world around us. Whether you’re a self-styled politico, knee-deep in the issues of today, a political outsider with no strong opinions, a fan of hardcore punk, or any combination of the above: CLITERATI are for you.” — Distorted Sound
“…this album has a lot to offer however you approach it. If you want a blast of punk energy to throw yourself about to then it definitely ticks that box. However, if you take your time with it and let it settle in your brain, you are left with a genuinely important piece of music that will resonate for a long time after it has stopped playing.” — Astralnoize UK