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DECONTROL – ‘Still Fucking Angry’ Review

decontrolReformed in 2014, Decontrol have just released a brand new nine track album, ‘Still Fucking Angry’.

The North-Eastern anarcho-punk band originated during the 90’s but after a break they have reformed even angrier and even more intent in getting their Class War stance across.

It’s easy to make comparisons with the likes of Conflict and even more so with Discharge. The songs are short, incredibly fast and extremely heavy but Decontrol still have their own incomparable style.

‘Still Fucking Angry’ kicks off in unrelenting fashion with ‘Organised Crime’ – a dig at religion and how it indoctrinates humans to fight “in the name of God”.

‘Blind to the Truth’ is a dig at every one of us who watch on in horror at a multitude of subjects but choose to do nothing about it. From reformed Poll Tax to tortured animals in laboratories, the same shit is still happening day to day but nothing changes. This is probably why punk’s ethics are the same today as they were 40 years ago.

Animal Liberation is discussed again in ‘No Torture’ before corporate greed comes under fire in ‘Big Business’.

“Oil wells are burning, rainforests destroyed, countries are raped

A pretty face on TV polluting our minds – media mind control”

The pace doesn’t let up throughout and with Neil on drums, Nick on bass, Sean guitar and Paul screaming his voice box out, Decontrol really do pack a powerful punch.

‘Stereotyped’ tells us not just to follow punk as a fashion but think on your own two feet…

“Fashion punk’s, total junk

Music’s hyped, stereotype”

Good old Harry Roberts gets a legend’s welcome in ‘Working Class Hero’ before the album concludes with ‘Ignorant Dummy’. This is a fitting finale to a powerful album. They band say in their bio that they are sounding more like Antisect and this final track is true testament to that statement.

‘Still Fucking Angry’? You’re not fucking kidding.

 

Get hold of this album at a Decontrol gig or from their website at http://decontrol.org.uk/. Special mention to the impressive gatefold sleeve too – I remember all good albums being like this!

Gaz – Punk Online

 

Track Listing

  1. Organised Crime
  2. Forced Values
  3. Corporate Greed
  4. Blind to the Truth
  5. No Torture
  6. Big Business
  7. Stereotyped
  8. Working Class Hero
  9. Ignorant Dummy

 

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