Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bitumen - Discipline Reaction

A good life requires balance, so after beginning the day with some dreamy jangle pop, we bring you some excellent music in a different vein.  Discipline Reaction is a substantial work of post punk industrial rock -- loud, confident, aggressive, and very, very sharply written and performed.  The album is the work of Melbourne four-piece Bitumen, who last graced these pages about 18-months ago for their cassette split single with No Sister (link).  While that earlier work gave us a taste of the band's talent, we are nevertheless blown away by the nine tracks here.  The songs are the complete package, not only superbly performed metal-tinged post punk, but sharply written nuggets of dark, sinister rock.  This is completely captivating stuff, and we recommend you give it a listen.

Bitumen are Kate, Sam, Bryce, and Simon.  Discipline Reaction is out now in digital and vinyl formats via Melbourne label Vacant Valley.

Bandcamp for Discipline Reaction (vinyl)
Bandcamp for Discipline Reaction (digital)

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