Highly influential and revered Punk Rock legends Refused are set to release their brand new album War Music. In anticipation for this momentous occasion Refused have given us a new teaser single for the track “Economy Of Death”. What you are about to hear is a master class in the specific type of songcraft that has made the Swedes one the most respected and celebrated bands of their generation. It contains one of their most punishing riffs and one of their most tender moments in its four-minute running time. Sharp as a shard of glass and blunt as a wrench to the temple, with echoes of German speed metal and the snarl of early punk, this mesmerizing tour de force will make the week-long wait for the record unbearable.
This is a brilliant band at the peak of its power, capturing the paranoid madness of the present moment like no other artist working today, like a metal Don DeLillo or a The Who on steroids with a handsome Slavoj Zizek on vocals. “It’s only a mushroom cloud away” Lyxzén declares, and if you want to know the alternative to this doomsday scenario, stay tuned for ‘War Music’, where the intellectual northern European punks have even included a fanzine elaborating their vision for a better tomorrow.
Get a gander at Refused’s new clip for their single “Economy Of Death” below and grab a pre-order for the upcoming album War Music here