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Dead Bhuttos – Democracy is the Best Revenge

Written by Tim Jones

 

What is a Bhutto? And who are the Dead Bhuttos?

The first question I can’t answer, but the second one is easier: the Dead Bhuttos are a hardcore band from Pakistan.

Actually Bhutto was the president of Pakistan in the early 70s and was executed in 1979. The band name is a very obvious homage to the legendary Dead Kennedys.

Democracy is the Best Revenge is a 3-track EP which weighs in at just over 5 minutes.

If there was a hardcore rulebook, then the Dead Bhuttos have read it over and over until their copy is all dog-earedTim Jones

Hailing from Pakistan is a good thing for a hardcore band. Military regimes and general feelings of downtroddenness by figures of authority is fairly angst-fuelling and is the ideal catalyst for shouty, political hardcore.

So now to business.

Without totally dissecting this release, I’ll tell you this much: it’s fucking awesome. This is hardcore as it’s meant to sound, it’s fast and aggressive with breakdowns, shouty vocals, loud guitars and blasting drums. If there was a hardcore rulebook, then the Dead Bhuttos have read it over and over until their copy is all dog-eared.

And I’m not going to waste anyone’s time comparing Dead Bhuttos to a myriad of other hardcore bands. All I’ll say is if you like hardcore in any way then this is something you absolutely have to listen to.

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DEMOCRACY IS THE BEST REVENGE EP INFO

Tracklist:

1. Pakistan Ka Matlab Kya?
2. Democracy is the Best Revenge
3. Taqwacore Ko Miss Karao!

Release Date:

31st January 2017

Label:

(depending on format)

Psychotic Break/ Tempang and Azadghei – cassette
Slapbet – vinyl
Incanned – CD

About the author

Tim Jones

I’m an East Yorkshire-based fan of thrash, hardcore and punk who likes to write about it as much as he likes to talk about it.

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