A horrible hack

Anarquia Vertical

Sistema Total De Liberación

Year Released: 2017
Format: 12" EP
Label: La Vida Es Un Mus
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Aug 27, 2017
First side: some chaotic, fiery punk rock, as you might expect from LVEUM. Vocals are booming and phlegmy; and while the music seems rudimentary there are moments of snaggly lead work that sound like a drunk teenager trying to replicate early Metallica solos. The ten tracks average around a minute apiece, so there's zero flab and only just enough time to have your head twisted by the whole thing.

Second side: not what you might expect. This being: two glowering electronic pieces that allegedly take the other side's music as source material before atomising it and whisking together a fresh new shiny hell that's vaguely reminiscent of Brad Fiedel's Terminator score. This was perpetrated by Hagal of the band Destino Final, and while it's stylistically a million miles away it also serves as a more-than-effective accompaniment to Anarquía Vertical's raw material.


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