SHOCK SYSTEM – Stagnantation Disorder EP CD-R
Stagnantation Disorder EP CD-R
Shock System is one hell of a misunderstood band. I’ve heard some kids dismissing them as a posey Korn-wannabe or something equally dire. I find that really unfortunate, if not preposterous. Shock System is a powerful band through and through, and if you know the people in the band like I do, you’ll dismiss the talk immediately.
Granted, I’m not into their style of music at all but credits are due to the band for forging ahead with a nary a thought to what some people are saying behind their backs. They just move on away from the negative noise and do their own thing.
Playing a mixture of metallic hardcore, heavy but groovy breakdowns, slight rap-rock elements and soaring modern rock/grunge bits, Shock System is pretty hard to pin down. The band not only mixes it all up but also very progressive in its collective vision, always working for something a bit different from the rest of the herd.
Not only that, but the band also plays and sings well, singer Xumb has huge pair of lungs and he can roar with the best of them. In short, the band delivers, tight and full of might. It’s not like a bunch of talentless airhead dudes trying to ape MTV’s hardcore.
One thing which is always forgotten in the juvenile melee of the local scene politics, is the fact that Shock System is a political band with members that were and are involved with the more activist end of the scene’s spectrum. These are dudes with conscience and thoughts, always applied hands-on.
This second release by them features 5 songs and a video imbedded in the CD-R. The video clip saw the band performing at the last Food Not Bombs benefit spliced with footages of strive, protests and riots while band plays Damn The Man taken from the debut CD-R Peaceful Demonstration EP. very well done and should be up there kicking up the dead screen time on TV land.
The production is very good here, crispy yet monster heavy but the guitars do sound a bit too digital for my ears, it lacks warmth and real massive crunch. Best song? Well, like I said I’m not into that style of music much, so you’ll have to hear it for yourselves. So if you like heavy grooves forged in metallic hardcore, do grab a copy.
The CD-R is yours for RM6 a copy, contact Xumb at +6 017 336 9303 or email him here: xumb@gmail
Shock System website