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'The Deadbeat Verbatus,' Faus 

The local hardcore outfit shows depth, promise and insight on their debut full-length.

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It’s about halfway through the ninth track, “Magnoramoq,” that you can hear it all. Their vision, their aspiration, the true depth of knowledge and foresight of these very promising locals. FAUS, a band that the noise-fearing masses might write off as macho hardcore, looks deeply into the eye of its stormy soul on The Deadbeat Verbatus.

Here the Colville-bred five-piece demonstrates an authority and a command of their craft, warping the easily imitable mold of hardcore with heavy experimentation and by throwing wet globs of thrash, death metal and post-punk at the heavy canvas it’s already built. Everything is fast and loud and furiously chaotic. Most times, it’s an off-track stallion frothing at the mouth and ready to f---. But there are moments — not many, but some — where FAUS rears the animal back. These are moments of slow contemplation. Where instruments scream what voices can’t. The Deadbeat Verbatus shows FAUS is growing, learning to pace itself. And by showing that complexity, this band is rocking bigger, better, faster and harder than ever before.

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