SYSTEM, THE: Live: LP

May 23, 2017

Well-recorded live record from this U.K. anarcho punk band. It gets off to a slow start with the five-minute, dirgey title track of their 1987 debut album, but picks up after that, plowing through songs from their ‘80s material alongside tracks from their newest album, released just last year, all flowing together seamlessly. Clearly influenced by the early anarcho scene in England, elements of Subhumans and Crass shine through. If you’ve never heard this band, this live record—which actually sounds like an early ‘80s studio recording—is a great place to start. –Chad Williams (Grow Your Own, grow-your-own-records.com / Global Resistance, global-resistance-records.bandcamp.com)

 

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