PUNK DEMO #5: ARROTZAK DEMO 2016

There are some pretty severe Wipers vibes going down on this cassette. From San Sebastián, Spain, Arrotzak have the dark, distorted jangle of Greg Sage circa Over the Edge. There are certainly similarities to Neon Piss, in the way they bring the classic Sage sound into the 21st Century. There are hints of other things going on too – melodies hinting at Leatherface, the dark sparseness of early Joy Division, and flecks of anarcho-riffs a la The Mob or Rudimentary Peni. And this is no joke to be only a demo. There are EIGHT tracks – all both brilliant and gloomy – totaling over twenty minutes of music. The hooded falcon artwork is stellar too.

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PUNK DEMO #5: ARROTZAK DEMO 2016