EN EL ABISMO / NATIONAL DISASTERS: Vestigios de la Civilizacion: CD

I haven’t even pressed play yet, but would like to note there are four tracks and this thing is fifty minutes long. For some people (me) that’s no bueno, but let’s press play, shall we? I really dug the layout, translated lyrics (both bands sing in Spanish), and the fact that it’s released by multiple labels. En El Abismo play some really heavy, grindy punk with random three minute instrumentals that sound like they belong on a Sunny Day Real Estate album. Maybe my attention span isn’t what it used to be, nor is my morbid interest in everything burning down, but this kept losing me. National Disaster play super technical spacey punk and also sing about how everything is fucked up and gonna burn down. They’re fucking tight; solid drumming. I wish both these bands could somehow just get this on a 7”.

 –Rene Navarro (Black Waves Ocean/ Rotten Cats/ Ecabrupto/ Kotze Tapes/ Inget Javla Chafs)