Like a Molotov cocktail hitting a police-car, appearing silently out of nowhere, emerges this blasting surprise from Chilean capital, Santiago. Campaña Del Terror is a new project that started during the quarantine to serve as an explosion that embodies the energy and feelings we all been swimming through these claustrophobic times.
Angry political lyrics (in Spanish, of course) condensed within ten frenetic and distorted tracks with a total run time of seven minutes and a half. Musically, this record is punching you like a bare knuckle fist directly in your face. That’s what you get when you listen to Atropello, the debut EP of this one-man powerviolence project started by Luis, known for his work as Misa Histérica, and also from bands like Incendio. This is a person who guarantees to keep your ears buzzing for a while.
The intro starts thing off with a pitched fragment of an awful speech that the president of Chile gave last year amidst rioters in the streets. These despicable words are still ringing through the smoke and the fire of revolt. Then, enraged track after track are violently coming at you, desperately crawling in your ears; digging your pulsating eardrums with their razor-like sonic claws. Giving you no time to rest at all. Once started, there’s no turning back. But that’s life, and there’s no time to pause. Be prepared to ride on this pestilent wave until the very end of the noisey journey.
As Luis stated before, he wanted to make something in the veins of Mob-47 or Krigshot, and Campaña Del Terror certainly comes closer to the abrasiveness of the Swedish sound. Think of the last records of bands like Bombstrike or Diskonto. The fastcore infused guitars are grinding in your ears, and the drums are pummeling like a machine gun that keeps bashing and attacking everything in sight. You can feel it in your body since the first riff began. But I think the bass feels a bit too hidden in the back, like standing in the background, covered within layers of mud. It works, for sure, but maybe it is too practical for its own sake.
Despite that detail (not everyone prefers a wider sound to this kind of music), if you wanna start your day off right, here’s some unapologetic thrashy punk with screeching high-pitched vocals that will make just that. Highly recommend you to blast this furious collection of songs alongside your breakfast and push everything else aside, it will do you good. There’s no plans for physical releases yet, but you can stream and download it for free on their Bandcamp page.