Meant as a little “fuck you” to Kanye, don’t let the album title Satan is King fool you; Antichrist Demoncore (or ACxDC) isn’t a Satanic band. Instead, the album’s lyrics move around from anti-fascism and anti-blue lives matter and anti-white supremacy to “life is futile and we’re all gonna die”-type subjects. It’s also bi-lingual (D.U. didn’t put the lyrics to “Matapacos” into Google translate, so we don’t have an observation on that song).
Musically, the band classes itself as a mix of hardcore, grindcore, and powerviolence. That sounds right. The band has been going since 2003, a year or two apart from Weekend Nachos and Magrudergrind, groups with which ACxDC has a thing or two in common. There might be bits of longstanding band Rotten Sound in the mix too.
ACxDC is a respected band for its prowess in playing this kind of music. In 2020 are these guys doing anything innovative? It doesn’t sound like it; it’s more like they very well know what they’re doing and are sticking to their guns.
Photos courtesy Prosthetic.