The latest documented artifact of such rebellion-fuelled creativity is Siam Underground Volume 1, a compilation of 14 punk-rock stalwarts from the local Bangkok band scene. There’s something here for everyone from the snarling guitar/bass combo of Cold Black Vines’ eponymous track, to the sludge-like power-throb of Depressed’s “King of Nothing”; from the frenzied thrash of Lowfat’s “Butsuyoku Paradise” to the manic dynamism of “Bad Horse” by God Hates. Other killer standout-tracks for me include:
- Chaos of Society – “Murderer”
- Foolish The Bastards – “Police are Bastards”
- The Lunatix – “Mueng A Hia”
- Strive For Nothing – “Sand King”
- The Die Hards – “Civil War”
- The Greed – “I’ve Got No Feeling Yet”
Siam Underground Volume 1 is available on Bandcamp for download. Make a donation and contribute to financing a CD release of this awesome compilation. Volume 2 is already in the works!