Deep State – The Path to Fast Oblivion (album review)

by Woody on February 4, 2019

The Path to Fast Oblivion is exactly what I was hoping the follow up to 2017’s Thought Garden would be. The Athens based quartet are still focused on delivering driving indie rock centered around crunching guitar riffs.

Taylor Chmura, Smokey DeRoeck, Michael Gonzalez, and Brandon Page are longtime friends and it shows throughout the album. The opening two tracks, The Soft Room leading into Accomplice has the album starting at a fevered pace; really building off of Thought Garden. There’s an identity building as it has a Deep State feel to it.

The album keeps chugging along with a couple of breathers including the excellent Ideals. The album concludes with the nearly eight minute Captain, a track that feels like a mix of Futurebirds and The Districts, two bands that, if you happen to enjoy, should have you running to check out Deep State.

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