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HACK THE MAINFRAME – Disorders Of Consciousness

HACK THE MAINFRAME – Disorders Of Consciousness

Hack the MainframeDisorders of Consciousness is the debut album from Australia’s skate punkers Hack The Mainframe. With ten tracks of fast, melodic hard hitting skate punk, this is the real deal. The superb opening track, R.E.M. Sleep, is speedy, laden with hooks and is very played throughout with a great chorus.

The first single from the album is next, Col, and I loved it for its sense of fun, personal heartfelt lyrics and celebration of a drinking legend. Next up is Anxiety with a spoken word clip, fast chords, pummeling bass and pounding, pounding drums all supporting a punk rock extravaganza of a track replete with shouted backing vocals – it rocks!

The longest track on the album is Next Week Never Came and Hack The Mainframe use the extra time to introduce some varying pace and power through distinct sections. The punk rock pace is evident throughout as it is on the Toy Dolls like Amy.

The 99 seconds of Coriander just tear a new one through the speakers musically whilst the absurd lyrics rally against the infamous herb. Returning to the subject of alcohol, the band make a case for a beer or two on Intoxication fueled by 150mph skate-punk backing…good stuff!

On Baggage the booming bass and serrated guitar chords lead into a churning and chunky punk rocker that will have you swaying in unison. The second to last song is Boy With A Gun and Hack The Mainframe channel some 1980’s punk in the vein of Canada’s DOA. It sets up Save Yourself to close this one off with some excellent stop-start skate-punk chaos.

The album is being released in their native Australia by Pee Records, in the UK by Disconnect Disconnect Records and in the US by Bird Attack Records. The vinyl LP is limited to 300 copies, split by 200x Opaque grey with red splatter and 100x Opaque red.

Disorders Of Consciousness by Hack The Mainframe is available now from here: https://hackthemainframepunk.bandcamp.com/album/disorders-of-consciousness

 

 

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