All Systems Fail 7″ Loderbrock Records
Here’s my second record release from a local salt lake city band called “All Systems Fail”. After releasing a math rock indie band for my first release it was good for me to release a band that fell more into the anarcho-punk genre that I love. I drew the front and back cover and the drummer Rich Caramadre drew up the All Systems Fail logo. This is my favorite record that I released and it’s a total ripper. For more info check them out: All Systems Fail.
All Systems Fail “Last Seconds from Annihilation” Track:
Here are a couple reviews of the record:
From MRR #257 (October, ’04): ALL SYSTEMS FAIL – “Armchair General” EP Holy fockin’ Moroni!!! Haven’t heard punk this good coming out of SLC since HATEX9 20 years past! Mixing upper-mid tempo Japanese punk with slow, early Italian stylings, these four boys do it well. Thought-out, caring, interesting lyrics. This is almost totally sick, and I love to see a band proudly proclaim themselves “political”. Solid proof that punk thrives in places beyond Portland or Austin. (Jake Filth)
From PROFANE EXISTENCE #46: ALL SYSTEMS FAIL 7″ The first release on Loderbrock, but you’d never guess it by looking and listening to this 7″. It’s high quality chunck of punk. Five quick, thrashy tracks with up beat, melodic leads and searing, scratchy vocals. Lies somewhere between AUS-ROTTEN and circa ’84 VARUKERS (who, I’m guessing, they lifted their name from.) The lyrics have straight forward political themes – state oppression, war, borders, etc. – and are blasted out in both English and Spanish, with commensurate translations included. The cover art is destined to be on the back of innumerable black vests and jackets, and believe me, we make wagers on that kind of shit here at PE. Also, my copy is on clear vinyl, so I’m assuming that the entire first pressing is as well. (Mr. H)