INTERNET DEATH – NAME OF THE LAW!
In these times where the “new normal” is something the world is being forced to adjust to, it’s to be expected that there is a lot of frustration, anger and angst that has made it’s long overdue way to the surface.
It seems apt then that Christchurch’s aggro-gabba musician Internet Death release his second track lifted from the album (and perhaps proclamation) Not Your Dog! among the overarching hostilities that are taking place worldwide. Yet he still manages to make “Name Of The Law!” into an aerobic, pulsating piece of digital hardcore.
Akin to the likes of Atari Teenage Riot and Mindless Self Indulgence, “Name Of The Law” manages to juggle the aggressive frustration of what’s going on with the dance-able qualities from the era of happy hardcore and gabba techno that infiltrated the United Kingdom from Amsterdam – the prelude to what would eventually become “Clubland” and the glitzy super-clubs across Europe.
It’s the filth and the fury from that earlier scene that Internet Death has managed to capture within his newest works – a overtly hostile follow up to 2019’s Mega Sony Dream Kill, transitioning from the fluid trance influence to a stronger substance.
This, all at a tender young age, way, way after the bustling music scenes that Internet Death accurately (and quite scarily, might we add) has drawn from already made their way to the general populous’ conscious thought. All the way down in the South Pacific to boot.
The debut album of Internet Death, NOT YOUR DOG! releases July 3rd 2020 through MUZAI Records.
Internet Death is a New Zealand native “Cyber-Hardcore” project created by Finlay Anderson. Political, noisy and fast, the music comes from a fascination 90’s rave music and culture (specifically gabba and jungle), while combining influences from various other things like hardcore punk, hip hop and digital hardcore. Finlay’s raw, angry vocals weave and rhyme over dirty punk-rave beats that smash BPM’s over 200. When it comes to tempo minimal equals criminal.