"Al-Thawra is a hardcore/crust/anarcho punk band from Chicago, Illinois. Sometimes described as “taqwacore,” the band themselves defines their vision as this: The goal of this project is to create a fusion/hybrid music of Arabic music, Classic Punk, Anarchopunk (Crust, Grind, etc.), and Metal; which can best be described as something along the lines of RAICORE. The music we make will incorporate rhythmical, theoretical, ideological, and structural hybrids of these various types of music…to create something new."
Repeat after me, "I will not listen to anything like this ever again. I will not listen to anything like this ever again. I will not listen to anything like this ever again." Got it? Good because I'm 100% truth behind this one. Al-Thawra brings their politically charged crust to the table with some traditional Arabic music in the background to give you that feeling of where their inspiration on creating all of this came from. The overall feel when listening to this album is dark, damp, and murky. It's things like this that make you realize how much dislike for America there is within it's own country. I had a really difficult time tagging this band because there's just so much going on and I couldn't get a proper tag so I just threw in "traditional" because they're playing traditional music from their roots. Al-Thawra are defiantly worth the listening experience and I strongly recommend to pick up their other EP, Who Benefits From War?