Humanity aims for constant progress and a movement towards greater standards of living. But what happens when everything goes wrong instead? Well, reality happens and we need someone to remind us about the paradoxes and injustices of the existing world. Dystopian crust bands often tend to remind us about the inequalities and anxieties regarding socio-political aspects of the world, and it’s a good thing. We need to keep being reminded of what matters and that’s what we greatly apprieciate about DIY artists of many different genres. Out today’s guests, Sweden’s melodic crut act ETT DÖDENS MASKINERI are great at that, and we’re thirilled to give you their newest offering, melodic, poignant and powerful new track called “Leviatan”!
“Lyrically, Leviatan is the one song that’s closest to my heart. A lamentation over how our privileged and fortified Europe actively is stopping people on refuge, from countries whose resources we’ve depleted for centuries, to reach safety and a dignified future. On the surface we are more than happy to be seen as the standard-bearers for democracy and humanism while we pay crooked States billions to fund inhumane ways to hinder human beings reaching our shores.
Leviatan is also to a high degree a personal testimony to friends being deported and new family members being tortured in our ruthless asylum process, constructed to propitiate the dark-brown populism that has sunk its claws into our population.
All entangled by the Biblical beast in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea. Always hungry for rejected and desperate souls.” – Daniel, Ett Dödens Maskineri
An empathic knockout! With their melodic yet raw punk approach ETT DÖDENS MASKINERI unmasks the disowned and twisted social climate we live under today. Humans and their value being sacrificed for constant and relentless economic growth. Right wing rhetoric getting traction in our everyday life. The dismantling of the welfare system and the pillars of our society. The idealization of individual and personal success at the expense of the collective and fair distribution of wealth. Demagogues
that incite and taunts, authoritarian men that take the place as the new alpha leaders of humanity. Religious fanaticism, anti-feminism and the war against women and the LGBT community. Nationalism, populism and the love for walls and fences meant to hindre people who are fleeing for their lives. The constantly present everyday-racism brewing under the surface. Simplified and stupified – Orwellian Newspeak and Doublethink.
The EP Sveriges Humanitära Ruiner was born out of a sense of loss and an underlying frustration. It’s a wish to tear down, re-build and create a more humane, equal and inclusive society. The lyricism will not hand you a sugar coated and cosy consensus but rather knuckled fists, bruises and a huge dose of the resentment we feel against the society of today.
In the music you can clearly hear inspiration from classic Swedish crust-punk bands such as Skitsystem, Disfear, Anti-cimex mixed together with tones of more melodic punk such as Asta Kask and Strebers.
Sorrow and despair, all in a brutal and filthy 5 track dystopian package in minor key. – Suicide Records