With a cinematic intro that proceeds into a burst of dark energy, “Smell The Rot” sounds surreal. The record by South Korean metal band Bursters is for the fans of post-hardcore punk/rock and is lifted from their new album Once and For All. Gritty guitars, blasting drums and sprinkles of synths combine to make the instrumentation so cool. Still, the song goes deeper lyrically as we are invited to be conscious about issues like environmental conservation and wanton corruption in the society.
Besides the loud shouting in the verses, is a more melodic chorus that summarizes the entire theme of the song. Grab a listen.