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Decahedron

Decahedron: Disconnection_ ImminentDisconnection_ Imminent (2004)
Lovitt Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: wrongstringwrongstring
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I've been meaning to get this record for awhile now - being a fan of both Frodus (Jason Hammacher - drums, Shelby Cinca - guitar/vocals) and of course Fugazi (Joe Lally - bass) I knew this record would be a huge surprise or an incredible let down. Thankfully, it's the former! Decahedron, which w.
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I've been meaning to get this record for awhile now - being a fan of both Frodus (Jason Hammacher - drums, Shelby Cinca - guitar/vocals) and of course Fugazi (Joe Lally - bass) I knew this record would be a huge surprise or an incredible let down. Thankfully, it's the former!

Decahedron, which was once part of [the] Frodus [Conglomerate] and then Red Sky Above and then The Black Sea (name changed due to copyright), they have created an album of purely irreverent political hardcore, wrapped up in the warm embrace of a highly capable group of musicians. Syncopated rhythms and clever change ups are abound on Disconnection_Imminent.

The first track "Delete False Culture" is a visceral attack on the falsity in mass commerce culture that is propagated by the media, an indictment of commercialism set to the three minute range of punk rock, with a solid guitar riff backed by a booty shaking bass line, intelligent lyrics and polyrhythmic drum patterns. Vocalist Shelby Cinca, also of Frodus fame, lends his amazing throat-tearing scream and soothing croon to the eleven tracks, not including the ones sung by Joe Lally, who has come into his own as a vocalist, making small singing appearances on the past few Fugazi albums and here on Disconnection.

The second stand-out track on the record is "No Carrier," replete with pentatonic grit and a screaming mid boost wah squawk; it hammers the rock with the pummeling force of the ten-sided monolith related to the bands nom de guerre. It's not enough that there are just as many good, high energy, ripped-up-through-box-tops songs on this record! They hit you in the groove place with songs like "Pay No Mind," "Endings," and the instrumental "Dislocation."

The songs play the part of call-to-arms anthems, power rants culled from technological imagery and big-brother-is-watching fear themes that border on the ecumenical in relation to the 'punk' scene as a whole and as an activist culture - a subreligion that is based in guitar distortion and well thought angst. They may be redefining 'fringe' bands like their brethren in Dillinger Escape Plan and past tour mates Planes Mistaken For Stars, slicing a niche with their razorblade wit.

This is the thinking person's hardcore band, though some might blanch at such a genre polarization, it's time to take back the word from the pop charts and put some fists in the air. There is hope for the rebellion; Decahedron will help bring balance to the underground.

 

 
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Anonymous (January 18, 2005)

this record has great and average moments, but the videos are both brilliant. the video for delete false culture rocks is spazzy, but in a good way. it's all over the place visually, but that's what makes it great.

good record, great videos

Anonymous (January 14, 2005)

I saw them at Plea for Peace too. It looks like some of the footage from the new video for Delete False Culture was shot there. It sure looks like the 930 club to me, although I don't remember seeing a crew there. the video is completely bizzarre, a way to induce epilepsy I think. I liked the storyline of the first video more.

So what's the deal with a bass player, is Jonathan definately gone, are they going to replace him, should I send Shelby and Jason a demo tape haha?

Anonymous (December 11, 2004)

Buy this CD now, it is a must for any ones collection!

SilentStorms (December 7, 2004)

Great review. I love Frodus and I like Black Sea (or whatever they're called now) so I'm gonna have to check this out like a biatch ... and believe me, I'm a biatch.

yellowtrash (December 7, 2004)

I thought this CD was average. It was like they had one really good song being played over and over.

Anonymous (December 5, 2004)

This band needs to start playing out again, so amazing live and the record is great as well.

Anonymous (December 4, 2004)

I Lovitt!

-Jater Tater

Anonymous (December 3, 2004)

Great record!
-notfeelingcreative

Anonymous (December 3, 2004)

The Black Sea EP was amazing. The song writing on this record could really use the old Frodus bass player again. Hit and miss. overhyped.

Anonymous (December 3, 2004)

This is a great fucking record.

kenjamin (December 3, 2004)

anyone know who recorded this? Just curious. They were pretty zany at plea for peace.

Anonymous (December 3, 2004)

I love these guys. Go to http://www.decahedron.net to see their music videos for free.

sweetsugarpezz (December 3, 2004)

lets fucking hope so.

i also agree that these guys are much better live, but i still love this record and it destroys about 98% of everything else out there.

MarkieStabone (December 3, 2004)

these guys are WAY better live. i saw them open for q and not u 2 weeks before the album came out and they stole the show. then when i picked up the album i felt it was a letdown.

good band, though. too bad lally isn't in it anymore. i'm sure he quit to work on some new top-secret fugazi, right? right?!?

sweetsugarpezz (December 3, 2004)

it is about time this got reviewed. this is what rock and roll is meant to be. and god how i love lovitt and almost any band that is on their roster.

Anonymous (December 3, 2004)

my lazy ass has been meaning to get this.

Anonymous (December 3, 2004)

I loved these guys when I saw them on Plea For Peace. Good record.

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