Infekzioa – Ezin da Alde Egin Sufrimenduaren Zulotik EP 7”
Release August 2014, 500 black vinyl, 45rpm
[60 limited pre-order editions that comes in a black envelope with silver spray logo]
With harsh, speedy and bouncy basslines, rat-a-tat drums, frantic roaring and spitting vocals, and a guitar churning out raw riffs so piercing and sharp it’ll leave you with slash wounds – Infekzioa delivers 7 tracks of really fucking raw hardcore punk, all sung in Basque. And when I say raw, I mean r-a-w!
Infekzioa takes some of the best parts of old European hardcore (mainly Spanish and Italian to my ears) and deliver some of the most honest and crude sounding raw punk noise I’ve heard in a long time. This is intense punk in its purest and most unpolished form.
The cover is graced with equally crude and uncompromising art by the band and the 4-paged insert includes lyrics in both Basque and English as well as some additional artwork.
Futbola nazka hematen dit
Ez dut nahi
Pure distorto-d-beat mayhem from Spain (the lyrics are in the Basque language). Low-fi ‘n tinny, with a sheets of guitar noise fused to bass/drums pummel and hoarse, spat-out yells. Ear-slaughtering damage that sounds like it’s about to fly apart. Inspired by the likes of Wretched and some early Finnish hardcore and it’s a sonic buzzbomb.
Maximum Rocknroll #377:
Basque band that sings in Euskara cranks this fucking EP out in such a way that immediately brought “Driller Killer”-era DISORDER to mind, due to the wall of fuzz guitars. There are other qualities to this EP that don’t trap it in a complete mimicry of any particular style. The bass is infectious and guides me through this whole records. Overall there is enough energy and fury present to make this a pretty cool listen. (MS)