Swedish style raw punk from South Korea!
Our take: Debut 6-song 7” from this Korean band that sounds exactly like Totalitär. If I would split hairs, I’d say S.A.G.A.L.’s vocalist has a deeper voice than Poffen and the snare sounds ping-ier than I remember the snare on any Totalitär record sounding, but for all intents and purposes this sounds exactly like Totalitär. I tend not to find soundalike / “worship” bands very interesting, but a few bands like Finland’s Selfish nail their tribute so perfectly they’re well worth listening to. I’d put S.A.G.A.L. in the same category. So, zero points for originality, but five stars for pretty much every single other aspect of this record.