A horrible hack


A Conclave of Connivers

Year Released: 2016
Format: 7"
Label: Phobia
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Nov 17, 2016
This dirty little thing brings together folks from Sweden and the US for a simple yet honourable aim: to make some loud, desperate, bloody-minded d-beat. The title track has all the grace and decorum of a drunken rhino, obliterating everything in its path and seemingly hewn from little more than studs, patches, a dirty great guitar sound and some tremendous bulge-eyed hollers. 'Passivitet' kicks off the b-side and careens around like nobody's business; a short, terse little rager that's all feedback, guitar solos and savage female vocals while closer 'Millennial Fucker' is perhaps even more frenzied, deploying yet more guitar histrionics and (I think?!) yet another vocalist, this time one whose snarls sound like human gristle being fed through a logchipper. It's fast, furious and also rather fun – be sure to check 'em out if you consider the likes of Avskum, Totalitär and Meanwhile good for whatever it is that ails you.

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