:: Antisect - Out from the Void, Side 1 ::
:: Antisect - Out from the Void, Side 2 ::
Antisect were responsible for one of my favorite LP’s of all time, 1983’s In Darkness, There is No Choice. Produced by Coal Bunker of Flux of Pink Indians, and put out on FPI’s label, Spider Leg Records, the LP encapsulates all the flavors of anarcho punk - animal rights, globalization, war, etc. Each song neatly segues into the next, wrapped up in powerfully dark, yet inspiring and poetic lyrics that challenge you to question concepts of authority, system control, and again, war. War is the overriding theme of the record – it’s filled with recurring bleak visions of nuclear annihilation - through its lyrics, album art, brutal sound, and the alienating sound samples spread throughout the vinyl. Would that these bleak visions were merely a sign of the times we were in twenty years ago, instead of our continuing to learn of the obscene plans of today’s madmen. In any event, Southern Records nicely reissued the LP on compact disc in 1998 and you can easily find a copy today.
What we have here is Antisect’s second and last studio release, a 7-inch EP put out in 1985, Out from the Void. The vocals are throatier and the music more metal than on the LP, and some credit this record (along with Amebix’s, Arise!) as the starting point for the crust-punk sound and genre. The songs are both untitled, and I’d say that they deal mainly with fear, and perhaps filling the void in one’s life with material things – the latter being something us record collectors would know nothing about. I’ve scanned the lyrics from the back cover, as it will no doubt be difficult to follow just what exactly is being sung. This EP has long been out of print, and goes for far too much money on ebay, so enjoy.