"Grab the rot gut whiskey and unfiltered cigarettes, because Fistula's back with a new EP, For a Better Tomorrow. The two year absence has done little to temper the band (Bing, guitarist/vocalist Bahb Branca, and new drummer, 16's Jason Corley). If you're unfamiliar with the band, I guess the best way of describing them is southern swamp sludge, ala Eyehategod. It's a suffocating sound, with a wall of guitars, the bass in lockstep, pounding drums, and anguished, hoarse vocals. Mostly slow and sometimes fast, this three-piece channels hate in its purest, darkest form. Lyrically, they're just as bitter. Fistula fans rejoice – it's another solid album by a band that still doesn't get the recognition it deserves."
"Not as much of the more up-tempo thrashy stuff that was on their split with Burmese, this is mostly a return to the slower style of the earlier recordings. Corey's vocals just drip with rage and hate here. This stuff would be cathartic even for violent criminals in lock-down."