LEBENDEN TOTEN: Near Dark: LP

Noise! Noise! Noise! Lebenden Toten deliver in full on this 12” rager. Ten blasts of chaotic near white noise and distortion that sounds like all hell has broken loose. Think of a noisier and more urgent Disorder. This gives all the lo-fi bands a run for their money, without a doubt. The title track is perhaps the slowest of the ten blasts on here. Just about everything else is an exercise in speed and how fast one can go without losing total control. Amid all the chaos, there’s a definite message to the songs. Essentially, you can be in control of your life if you want to. However, the powers that be are adept at distracting you and misinforming you, so the trick is to wake up, realize all this, and do something about it. One of the more exciting U.S. hardcore/noisecore bands these days.

 –M.Avrg (Wicked Witch)