Boomkat Product Review:
AnD return with a 2nd album, Social Decay; a triple-barrelled buckshot of industrial techno scrabble and noise scree ranking as the most destructive and singularly bloody-minded in their belt-straining catalogue.
Untangling themselves from the looping traps of four-to-the-‘floor hard techno, Social Decay bares their pebble-dashed dentistry in 13 parts that seem to outdo each other for levels of sheer atonality and hard-to-stomach torque, erring much closer to the freeform structures of late ‘90s french hardtek and flashcore - Hangars Liquides, Mouse, Somatic Responses - than the gubber big room bangers heard in previous releases.
Meters are masticated, distortion pushed sorely into the red, but cannily leaving room for dynamic so that the whole thing swells and blows like a GM modified bull/porcupine chimera in razing highlights like the Scorn-esque Resisting Authority and Narcissism, but really pulling out all the punctuation with the flinching cadaver and Prurient-liek vox of Corrupted Structures, and churning up deconsecrated BM/grindcore ground in Anarchic Rhapsody.
It’s a massive step forward for the duo from their lunk-headed style to something far more evil, possessing and ferally off-grid.