Lái 来 – “Pontianak” LP
A swedish-d-beat influenced assault from Melborne, Australia. “Imagine G.L.O.S.S. on a rampage with Totalitär” says the record label, and yep, that is indeed pretty accurate. Even more accutrate is that fact that the band is made up from members of Pisschrist, UBIK, Masses, Ritual Blood and ExtinctExist (Wow, Lái pretty much represents the best of modern Australian punk all condensed into one formidable unit). The lyrics are sung in Bahasa Indonesian as well as English, and they explore the subject matter of regional politics, religion, feminism and queer rights.