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Poison the Well, ‘Versions’ (Ferret)

Despite a dismal major-label run and countless lineup shake-ups in nine years, these Florida noisecore vets have rebounded to make the album of their career. Now down to three of their previous five members, PTW distill the commercial-leaning, Deftones-like atmospherics of 2003’s You Come Before You into a dissonant, acidic wash of sound with an emotional range that fluctuates between angry and blood-boiling. But Versions isn’t one-dimensional — PTW’s songs have never been so multilayered, or their focus so staggeringly intense.

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