Swedish hardcore punk trailblazers Ett Dödens Maskineri are set to unleash their highly anticipated second album, "Kulturkriget" (The Culture War), via Suicide Records. The full album is now available for an exclusive early listen over at No Clean Singing. The album's standout quality lies in its piercing and haunting melodies, coupled with an unwavering dynamism, setting it apart from the rest. Despite its punk core, it remains raw, raging, confrontational, and caustic—a powerful remedy for those seeking an adrenaline boost.
Ett Dödens Maskineri's distinctive fusion of melodic raw punk, coupled with a potent mix of sorrow and aggression, is poised to captivate audiences and reignite the rebellious spirit of the punk scene. Serving as the follow-up to their acclaimed 2020 debut, "Det Svenska Hatet," the album delves into the heart of contemporary societal landscapes, exploring the turbulent battlefield of the culture war that permeates modern existence. A gritty and unapologetic exploration of cultural strife in a dystopian package, "Kulturkriget" is a testament to punk's enduring power to provoke, challenge, and inspire change.
Drawing inspiration from classic Swedish crust-punk bands like Skitsystem, Disfear, and Anti-cimex, blended with elements of more melodic punk from the likes of Asta Kask and Strebers, the album presents a sonic journey through the complexities of the modern world.
In an empathic knockout, Ett Dödens Maskineri unveils the disowned and twisted social climate of today. The lyrics of the album reflect a profound sense of loss and underlying frustration. The band aims to dismantle, rebuild, and create a more humane, equal, and inclusive society through knuckled fists, bruises, and a potent dose of resentment against the current state of affairs. It's an unapologetic musical commentary on the challenges we face, from the rise of right-wing rhetoric to the erosion of societal pillars and the struggles against racism, inequality, and oppression.