Attack is three-piece “Rock Band” from Korea. I add quotation marks because they are a fucking rock band, really.
To borrow words from their fellow musician Danpyunsun (단편선), their music sounds like “a film which gathers the most brilliant moments of rock music history and reconstructs those moments as a highlight”. They collect the most primitive sparks within rock music.
“The Silent Syllable EP” is part of an art exhibition called “The Silent Syllable” (묵음). It’s their collaboration with sculptor Kim In Bae (김인배) and artist group Jokketa Project (좋겠다 프로젝트). Ankle Attack take a more post-metallic approach in this EP compared to their previous releases. Long and spacious soundscapes meet furious drumbeat and raging noise.
Total madness runs through this EP like an unchained beast, but it’s madness embraced by a certain kind of chaotic aesthetic. And yes, that’s what rock music lives for.
♪♫ Listen: “SSAA, 5423”
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