Sial Sangkar

10th February 2023

7 Inch



A blisteringly ferocious new six-song EP from Singapore’s Sial.

Sial’s brilliant last EP, Zaman Eden, found the band in a somewhat experimental mindset that allowed them to give free rein to their more progressive inclinations.  Here, they refashion those instincts within the strictures of contemporary hardcore to devastating effect.  Lyrics are in Bahasa Melayu (the language of Singapore’s indigenous minority) and the anger is palpable. Visceral, abrasive, uncompromising.

—Foundation Vinyl

SIAL returns with six tracks of back-to-back pure hardcore assault. Repetitive riffs and unrelenting screams will have you under a spell and bound for a very dark place.

This record takes influence from all their previous releases, holding true to the classic sound of raw punk and made it their own – just the way it’s meant to be.

Behind the harsh energy of SIAL lies a deep-rooted resistance towards a state system that only benefits the rich and the majority race. ‘Sangkar’ means ‘Cage’ in English – a place full of anxiety and violence. Home is Nowhere. No one is safe.

—La Vida Es Un Mus Discos