Vanguard EP

by Zetkin

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1.
Beacon 03:10
Blind and deaf, far too long Made to suffer, trodden on As the walls kept closing in, signified, kept in line You wanted us: dehumanized Isolated, but as one No way out but through Facing death, still we fight, for dignity and with pride This fire: a beacon of life You built a prison, we made it our fortress Our revolt, a proof of life Bearing witness to the fight With the noose around our neck, we`ll still kick your teeth in Our hands tied behind our back, we will make you pay With the noose around our neck, we`ll still kick your teeth in Our hands tied behind our back, we’ll still make you pay We will make you pay!
2.
Vanguard 03:34
Narrow minds, no escape, oppression rules Factory floor, lecture hall, court room and school The secret to your riches is the war that you began but as we rise we`ll make your life another Vietnam We are the vanguard, this is a spark Fascist pigs patrol the streets - We´ll take em out Managers trading death - We´ll take em out Death camp guards holding court - We´ll take em out Racist thugs in uniform - We´ll take em out We are the Vanguard, this is a spark You are the fire, flames in the dark Prison kills, hunger strike, losing time Breaking out, hidden guns, clandestine Fake IDs, robbing banks, hit and run Training camps, hand grenades, scorching sun Isolated, locked away, you thought you won But we write the rules of war as we go along supported by the people we can`t lose next time you see your friends, they`ll be on the news We are the Vanguard, this is a spark Even if they kill us, we will leave our mark
3.
Mirrors and smoke, no use for a map No honour for thieves, you`ll die in our trap Our shadows mean death, we hunt like the fox Conquer and kill, you`ll leave in a box Fuck your bombs This means doom We are the ghosts building your tomb Veins of resistance, supply lines of pain We rise from the earth, your tactics inane The napalm burns out, your nightmare goes on Fever and visions until you are gone Fuck your bombs This means doom We are the ghosts building your tomb Fields of fire Tunnels of dread Billows of smoke Brigade of the dead
4.
Trenches 03:06
Stuck in the trenches, covered in mud Gritting your teeth, smelling the blood Die for the rich, poisonous gas, blinded by fear, you kill your own class Working class war! Assembly line, minimum wage Too tired to think, bottled up rage Rise from the trenches! Step out of line! Work for the rich, breaking your back Enough is enough, time to strike back Rise from the trenches! Step out of line! Working class war!

about

Speaking of D-beat, there’s certainly a little of that evil rhythm in Austria’s Zetkin. On their Vanguard EP, the band sounds absolutely furious, as if their teeth are cracked but that just makes their jagged grins more intimidating. Melody bubbled up through the crust, but where a band like Martyrdod might take that opportunity to go for an epic black metal sound, Zetkin recall Exodus at their most toxic and waltzing. If Power Trip is looking for an opener on an upcoming European tour, I think I know who they ought to call.

-INVISIBLE ORANGES

Zetkin hail from Vienna, Austria, and their first and only release is an EP named Vanguard that came out in May of last year. The four songs are politically charged honorariums to “the militant working class action, from the trenches of World War I to the tunnels of Vietnam”. Apart from its political inspirations, the music is a hell of a head rush.

The songs are a hybrid of Bay-Area thrash, d-beat crust/punk, and the buzzsaw brutishness and suppurating gruesomeness of early Swedish death-metal, with raw, red-eyed vocal fury. And as you might be able to imagine from considering those ingredients, the songs are skull-battering, steamrolling, rampaging, mouldering, and seriously head-nodding, and you’ll find some sweet soloing in here as well.

In a nutshell, Vanguard is bursting at the seams with electrifying energy and it packs a mean punch (it will keep you off-balance in other ways too).

-NO CLEAN SINGING

Zetkin is a Vienna, Austria based band who formed in early 2016, from the looks of things. Zetkin play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and thrash within their sound. Zetkin's sound can be best described as being heavily influenced by early Bay area thrash, crust, metal, punk, and early Swedish death metal. Vanguard is the band's debut four song 12", which was released via Per Koro records on May 8th, 2016. On Vanguard, Zetkin offer up four tracks of pulverizing and vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and thrash. Overall, Vanguard makes for a killer listen. Highly recommended! Enjoy!

-DEAD AIR AT THE PULPIT

Son tres músicos que actuan con pasamontañas en la Viena de los Mozart y la cuna de la música clásica. Tres encapuchados que buscan seguir la estela de bandas como Trenchgrinder o After The Bombs. Es una banda de reciente creación que mezcla el Thrash con el Hardcore Punk y el Crust.
Imagínate mezclar los Sodom con los Discharge, pues ese cóctel molotov es el que propone este trio, pisan fuerte y apuntan alto. Beacon es el primer tema, un mediotiempo con un ritmo de batería machacón típico del Hardcore Punk. Cantante con muchísima actitud y que transmite garra en cada nota, simplemente se desgañita en cada nota. Nos encontramos también con un cruce entre Crust y Thrash de lo mas efectivo. El riff tiene garra y transmite mucha agresividad, surgen de vez en cuando distorsión en la guitarra que lo que hace es ensuciar el tema, algo que les favorece para recrear una atmósfera sucia, mugrienta y típica del metal extremo mas agresivo.
En cuanto a su parte mas Thrash me recuerdan mucho a los canadienses Soothsayer. Vanguard es un mediotiempo donde surgen coros por primera vez en el plástico. Un riff alargado y con una tonalidad grave para acompañar ese estribillo con coros y el clásico cambio de ritmo del Thrash ochentero mas brutal, pensar en los Soothsayer, Deathrow, Morbid Saint...etc. Un ritmo machacón y a mediotiempo antes de lanzar un solo limpio con sentimiento y cierta técnica.
Tunnel Brigade arranca con distorsión en las guitarras algo muy típico del crust. En este tema se pasan a los D- Beats por primera vez en el plástico, por momentos rozan el Death/ Thrash de bandas como los Protector. La verdad es que los ritmos son bien sencillos pero te atrapan. Los temas son cortos y se permiten el lujo de añadir un pasaje Doom a este corte que le queda de auténtico lujo, logra recrear una atmósfera brutal y además, es un tema clave en este trabajo pues deja una ventana abierta para que entren otro tipo de influencias en futuras producciones, es una banda que practica Crust/ Thrash, pero que está abierta a otros estilos como Doom/ Death.
Trenches arranca con el ruido de una sirena antibombardeo y le sigue el ritmo mas sucio de todo el trabajo. La producción es austera, algo que lógicamente beneficia al sonido de la banda, le da otro impacto, un auge agresivo que hace que los temas, pese a su sencillez compositiva, logren transmitir muchas sensaciones.
Zetkin son una agradable sorpresa. Una mezcla muy agresiva entre Thrash y Crust y una ventana abierta a hacer algo mucho mas ambicioso en el futuro. Una de las grandes sorpresas de los últimos tiempos y una banda con un futuro brillante, con trabajo y fe en su música pueden convertirse en un pilar de la escena underground.

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released May 8, 2016

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