Absolut – “2019 Demonstration” 7”
Thought these Canadian vodka-fueled noise-freaks has long since called it a day? Turns out they’re back from a 3 year hiatus, refreshed with a new lineup and prepping for a new full-length due out later in 2020. Previous records by Absolut (on Phobia and Konton Crasher Records etc.) always raged loud and hard, but their songs also had a tendency, to my ears at least, for an indistinct samyness; now that they are back you get the same roar of full-volume Käng-flavoured punk, sure enough, but, tighter and more refined than before. This 4 track recording (an expensive double import via Canada then USA) was originally released in the summer of 2019 as a demo tape and serves as a tasty teaser for what’s to come.