Eye Flys aren’t here to comfort anyone. Instead, they make a hybrid of noise rock, metal, and punk ugly enough to go toe-to-toe with the darkness of the decaying society around us. That’s not to say the music isn’t fun. Just opposite, it’s an exhilarating blast of catharsis in its purest form played by musicians whose individual pedigree spans Full of Hell, Backslider, and Triac. After attracting praise from Revolver, Invisible Oranges, and many more, the Philadelphia quartet—Jake Smith [guitar, vocals], Spencer Hazard [guitar], Kevin Bernsten [bass], and Patrick Forrest [drummer]—pummel with precision on their 2021 EP, Exigent Circumstance [Closed Casket Activities].