MALADIE: SELF-TITLED: LP

This bands sound is super fucking brutal while interspersing melody in a way which only serves to heighten the rage that seethes inside of you as you read their very well thought-out and relevant lyrics. They’re from Tijuana, Mexico which is right on a border guarded with tons of guns and drenched in innocent blood. Having lived there for twelve years, I can tell you that even if you don’t cross it daily, the border becomes a part of you and leaves an irremovable dark spot in your conscious. The songs are sung in Spanish but translated to English on the lyric sheet. The big anarchy sign on the b-side of the album was a bit confusing, but besides that, there are no complaints. Getting this 12” out has been a major struggle for these very solid dudes, so if you want a quality album out on CD, cassette, and vinyl on various labels in the vein of Tragedy, Bumbklaatt, and From Ashes Rise, this is where it’s at.

 –Rene Navarro (PENGUIN SUIT , GREAT PLAINS , ETHOSPINE NOISE)