Singapore’s SIAL return with another wave of destruction and their 3rd release on LVEUM. They’ve truly found the perfect balance of melody, noise and aggression while still putting great emphasis on the political aspect of hardcore punk that’s always spitting hate towards the power that corrupts. The music and song writing can be somewhat ambiguous to some listeners who have devoted their life to the classic raw hardcore punk format, but this record shouldn’t be left out- it carries the same cathartic punk experience. References point being THE COMES, LEBENDEN TOTEN or Perdition era DISORDER.
SIAL has always been using strong malay metaphors and proverbs in their lyrics, and more in this release to stress how important the Malay language is to them in expressing a structure that is broken in this modern capitalistic world. ‘Tari Pemusnah Kuasa’, which translates to ‘The Revolt Dance’ or ‘ Dance of The Power Crusher’, delivers a sense of mysticism and empowerment. This uncompromising attitude is what we need in these trying times.
Tari Pemusnah Kuasa was recorded by the band and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studio. The record sleeve was designed by drummer Izzad Radzali Shah and comes with a printed inner sleeve by guitarist Hafiz.