DECAY AFTER DEATH: System Fucking Bastards: EP

Decay After Death play a mix of hardcore and metal that brings to mind bands like Bad Influence, Amebix, COC, Nausea, and the like. Songs are somewhat complex with different time changes throughout each song. There’s some soloing here and there, a delay effect on the vocals to make their sound a little more expansive, and the metal side gives these songs a darker and bleaker tone. It works well by backing up like-minded lyrics of a broken system, a bankrupt society, and the drudgery of daily existence. Not the best record of this style, but at least they’re attempting to say something beyond “the scene sucks, dude.”

 –M.Avrg (Cowabunga, cowabungarecords.com)