Deafkids + Petbrick - Deafbrick LP
As one traverses through new and intimidating terrain unfamiliar a short while ago, two collaborators have come together to unwittingly create a record curiously suited to an intimidating and unpredictable new era. Deafbrick, the collaboration between SŠo PauloÕs sonic warriors Deafkids and LondonÕs pulverising duo Petbrick is a vertiable force against adversity, and less a polite meeting of minds than a fiery collision whose impact and incandescence extend beyond the horizon.Ê
The results run the gamut through a litany of uniformly invigorating audial landscapsÑthis is an arena where DeafkidsÕ appetite for lysergic punk-damaged tumult and PetbrickÕs ventures into dystopian synth-driven soundscapes can happily engage in gladiatorial contest. From the unearthly percussive clangour of ÒHyperkinetic Mass DisordertÓ to the DHR-addled chaos of the paint-stripping ÒMega RitualÓ, every second of Deafbrick is infused with malevolent charisma and iconoclastic Žlan.Ê
Yet perhaps the ultimate destructive moment of this particular demolition derby comes via a thrillingly monomaniacal take on DischargeÕsÊÔFree Speech For The Dumb. Not that it necessarily met the approval of Discharge themselves, who make a cameo appearance on the songÕs outro.ÊÒI asked them to record some quotes saying how much they hated our versionÓ laughs Iggor. ÒOne of them even said that Metallica did a better job. That really freaked me out!Ó
Metallica, itÕs fair to say objectively, do not do a better job.