With the state of the world at the moment, it is surprising that there aren’t more thrash/hardcore punk bands springing up around the place demonstrating their disdain for politicians and inequality. One band who are raising their finger in the air and fighting the world are The Decayed, as the Chicago band deliver their debut album Corrupt Politicians Will Never Set You Free, released via Sliptrick Records on August 30th, 2022.

As far as opening statements go, that is a big one as The Decayed launch one big petrol bomb across the street. This is true thrashing hardcore punk right down to its very core, it hasn’t got time for singing about booze, getting pissed, fucking and vomiting from a beer bong, Corrupt Politicians Will Never Set You Free has bigger fish to fry. Tracks such as Abandon HopeBite The Bullet and The Dream is Dead/A Better Way show a band with all the aggressiveness of The Exploited, Suicidal Tendencies and Iron Reagan as the band knock the listener down with raw speed and kick them in the gut with an album which has all the integrity of a band covered in sweat as they fight it out in the trenches of heavy metal.

01. Piece By Piece | 02. Abandon Hope | 03. Desolate | 04. A Fire Inside | 05. Bite The Bullet | 06. Your Time Has Come | 07. The Old & The Dead | 08. One Last Ride | 09. Call Of The Void | 10. The Dream Is Dead/A Better Way

Corrupt Politicians Will Never Set You Free | Released August 30th, 2022 via Sliptrick Records

The Decayed are:
Jake – Vocal/Guitar | Dave – Guitar | Steve – Drums | Pat – Bass

Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick