Almost four years since the ‘Signs Of The Future’ 12″, Dublin’s DISGUISE return with ‘Bas Fada’. Six more extremely violent and blown out tracks that sound like the best of Scandinavian and Japanese hardcore punk thrown into a concrete mixer. Ever wondered what was on the other side of that enormous slammed door? Here’s your answer. Recorded by the band themselves at the Karate Klub, then mixed by Jonah Falco and mastered at Noise Room Tokyo.
Our take: Latest release from this Dublin d-beat band. If I had to guess, I’d say Framtid is Disguise’s biggest inspiration. Like Framtid, Disguise’s d-beat is fast but not too fast, finding a careful balance between the feedback and cymbal wash that tickles your ears and the pounding rhythms that make your heart beat fast. Interestingly, the drums and vocals sit back in the mix, the music draped in a shroud of fuzz and distortion. At times Bad Fada reminds me more of power electronics than hardcore in how it allows you to submerge your ears in a bath of distortion. You probably have a good idea already whether this record is for you, and you’re almost certainly correct.