Studio album by Misery Index
September 30, 2008 (2008-09-30)
May 2008 at the Godcity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts
Misery Index chronology
Heirs to Thievery,
Traitors is the third studio album by American deathgrind band Misery Index. It was engineered and produced by Kurt Ballou and released through Relapse Records on September 30, 2008. A video was released for the song "Traitors".
1 Critical reception,
2 Track listing,
Scott Alisoglu, reviewing the album for Blabbermouth.net, considered the songs on the album more varied and the songwriting better than on the preceding Discordia album, and also noted an increased sense of melody.Pitchfork Media's Cosmo Lee stated that Ballou had achieved "a sound falling somewhere between 'battering ram' and 'machine gun'", calling the album a "thought-provoking package", with lyrical themes varying from criticism of the US government to celebrity worship. According to Allmusic writer Greg Prato, the band "keep things as precise, tight, and brutal as possible from start to finish", and called the album "a complete sonic assault". The album was named "Album of the Month" by Terrorizer magazine in November 2008.
"We Never Come in Peace"
Adam Jarvis, Jason Netherton
Jarvis, Sparky Voyles
"Partisans of Grief"
Jarvis, Mark Klöppel
"Ghosts of Catalonia"
"Ruling Class Cancelled"
"Thrown into the Sun"
Adam Jarvis - drums,
Mark Klöppel - guitar, vocals,
Jason Netherton - bass guitar, vocals,
Sparky Voyles - guitar,
Guy Kozowyk - vocals ("Partisans of Grief"),
Tomas Lindberg - vocals ("Ruling Class Cancelled"),
Kurt Ballou - engineering, recording,
Drew Lamond - mixing, mastering,
Steve Wright - mixing, mastering
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