Deceso Por Causa Desconocida is a hardcore band formed by young punks from Santiago, Chile. Some of them used to play in the deathrock/hardcore band El Antagonista. This new band has the raw sound that’s becoming classic in all the releases from Tobi Records. Shall we give them a listen?
Segunda Muerte (Second Death) is the opener, wich encapsules the whole band in 2:12 (and that also has a totally cool video). Reverberant voices, distorted guitars, choruses and dark melodies. Despite still being in touch with the goth sound of El Antagonist, this band moves more into to the music of the Japanese harcore scene with bands like Zouo, Balzac and Kuro. It’s heavier and more to the point. Direct. Uncompromising. In the second track, Manuales de Tortura (Torture Handbook), the guitars sound melted, like a web of sound pouring, but it doesn’t lose it’s rawness.
Politics, religion, and death are the lyrical themes spawned in these songs. And even if you don’t understand Spanish, you can hear it in the melodies, in the way they approach the composition of the songs. The sonic aesthetic of the band is really well worked out, and it’s something that not many people do down here, in South America. They are also cool to see live. If all the punk you’ve listened lately is from hardcore jocks, dirty crust punks or tough guys who don’t know where they stand, maybe this will give you breath of fresh air.