Melbourne raw punk mob Sistema En Decadencia’s new record is finally here!! 3 years in the making, Nuestro Legado punches out 9 fuzzed out tracks of punk, intensity, frustration, and anger. Songs attack corruption, secular religion, police oppression etc. Musically, S.E.D draws a lot from 90s Japanese crust bands like Gloom and Frigöra to modern contemporaries like D Clone, but they take it up a few notches. Vocals that are constantly fighting to be heard over the intense wall of noise (pedals) guitar backboned with inaudible rumbling distorted bass and hyper active D Beating that will even make Chrille Mob 47 weep with joy! This might very well be crasher crust’s next state of evolution. Feat members of Execution, Soma Coma, Dejector, Krömosom etc. Recorded from the same sessions as the S.E.D/ Ferocious X split EP by Jason Fuller at Goatsound studios. Mixed collaboratively by Joshua Wells and Yeap and mastered to the max by Shige at Noiseroom. Issued on 12” for maximum musical destruction! It’s LOUD, RAW, UGLY, ITS PUNK. Limited to 300 copies!
Note: all of our copies arrived from Australia with corner dings.
Our take: After a handful of tapes and EPs, Australia’s Sistema En Decadencia brings us their first big vinyl, and it is a total fucking crusher. Sistema En Decadencia takes inspiration from Kyushu noise-core a la Confuse and Gai, but like more recent groups such as D-Clone and Horrendous 3D, they pay close attention to the dynamics of tone and texture (as opposed to riffs and rhythms) and push the recording technology to its 21st-century limits. This is the type of record that, if you’re blasting it while your housemate or partner walks into the room after a long day of work, they will almost certainly tell you to turn it the fuck off right this second. Since the sound of Nuestro Legado is so important, if you are interested in this record, I recommend you experience it on vinyl. While most of the time I don’t feel like there’s a huge difference between the digital and vinyl versions of a recording, the cut they got on this record is insane… it sounds like a dump truck unloading a couple tons of bricks onto a trash compactor that’s crushing hundreds of television sets, all of them blaring white noise at maximum volume. Not only is it louder than the digital version, it’s more dynamic too, with the manic kick drum becoming the focal point of the mix in a way that’s very different to what I hear via Bandcamp. If all this sounds like your cup of tea, I recommend snagging a copy of this limited-to-300 pressing while you still can.