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Sublevacion: S/T 7"

Sublevacion: S/T 7"


Tags: · 20s · hardcore · hcpmf · recommended · south america · UK82
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Speedy charges of Spanish / Brazilian / Colombian punk from SUBLEVACION, those who execute a well-orchestrated early Spanish style, but with their own hot-blooded touch. Based in Barcelona, SUBLEVACION's combined with overall compositions of rapid high-hat/snare slashes -following Ultimo Resorte's path- and fiery guitar licks, make this a power-packed barrage of dispatched political outrage. There's also a certain UK-82 vibe along this record, represented with a pretty tight chaotic essence reminding of CHAOS UK or CHAOTIC DISCHORD... Although, SUBLEVACIÓN have fortunately stepped into the vacuum created by the demise of Spanish bands just like RIP and ULTIMO RESORTE, with great straightforward bites of feedback and distortion in the crazed tradition that meet you with the four bits of this demo.

Our take: Discos Enfermos brings us the debut release from this Barcelona band. My first thought when I listened to this record was “man, this sounds old as hell.” I mean that in the best way possible. There is very little here to tip you off that this wasn’t recorded in the early 80s… no modern production touches, no straight edge-y breakdowns, no tips of the hat to bands that no one actually fucking knew about in the early 80s… just raw, furious hardcore punk. Like a lot of my favorite 80s hardcore, Sublevacion’s sound is rooted in Discharge and the Exploited. It’s easy to sound like a flattened-out version of what those bands did, but Sublevacion’s loose playing style and grainy, 4-track-style production give this record a lot of personality. I love the way the vocals clip on the loudest and most passionate parts, which gives the songs some extra dynamism. While I’m sure old hardcore nerds will love Sublevacion, the band’s direct and passionate sound doesn’t require a PhD in Hardcore Archaeology to appreciate.