This raucous track instantly grabbed my attention, as I listened to it in a playlist this week. It’s constantly on the verge of collapse instrumentally as Gareth Liddard’s vocals drag it down in a justified anger and cynicism.
Although the track has these harsh, intriguing qualities, its the poetry of the piece that elevates it into an essential listen. Descriptions of how we have enabled the worst in society permeate throughout, with a building rage. That the monsters only propagate because of our own apathy is told with a keen eye and poignancy. But the track never offers a solution, and only ratchets up the tension.
The protagonist of this track is stuck in the same situation as the listener. It’s up to them to change things or continue a course that will end poorly.