• sial Sial (LP, £15.95)

    label: La Vida Es Un Mus

    Hailing from South East Asia, Singapore, SIAL's blistering abrasive, loud and primitive sounding hardcore encompasses exactly what it is to be Sial! (DAMNED in English) A swear word in Bahasa Melayu (Malay), SIAL sings in the language of Singapore's indigenous minority, and challenge a culture and language generally said to be gentle and polite. Commonly described as an idle and passive people until the colonisation of Singapore by the British, SIAL takes back a power stripped away by centuries of imperialism and lies. Their hardcore takes props from the ferocity of early DISORDER output mixed with a singer who without doubt has had COMES debut album on repeat or even DIRT's early single on CRASS. Their rhythm section works relentlessly to create a mix of mid 90ís Japanese crasher crust and second wave UK punk creating one of the most powerful records in a long time. SIAL's debut record comes housed in a heavy reverse-board sleeve and includes a lyric insert and download code. Tracklisting 1:Bila-Bila 2:Suara 3:Masa Depan 4:Sumpah Serapah 5:Leta 6:Otak Memberontak 7:Jijik


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