Trap Them are an absolutely brutal metal, hardcore, punk band. In Barren Praise shows Trap Them at their most vicious. Having mastered the art of aural bludgeoning, the album musically rips, stomps, and claws forth with rabid emotion -- all of this a fitting backdrop to Ryan McKenney’s lyrical stories of depression and pain. “Barren Praise is a fictional ghost town version of every non-fiction town,” says McKenney. “Lyrically, previous Trap Them releases are all stories from people who had lived in Barren Praise before deciding to up and leave. This is the story of those who stayed behind to tell the stories of watching everything unfold...” states McKenney.