SiM – Playdead

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Get ready to dive headfirst into the electrifying world of SiM, the Japanese genre-blending heavy reggae punx sensation! Their much-anticipated album, Playdead released on September 27, 2023 through UNFD. SiM unleashes a torrent of musical prowess in this thirteen-track masterpiece and showcases its unparalleled songwriting genius.

If you’ve been tuned in to the anime series Attack On Titan or binge-watched the Netflix series Kengan Ashura, you’ve already had a taste of some of SiM’s new album with tracks like “The Rumbling,” “Under The Tree,” and “Red.” But even if you’re new to the SiM experience, Playdead promises to blow your musical senses wide open.

Get ready to be transported to a realm where creativity knows no bounds, where the fusion of genres creates a captivating musical tapestry that caters to a diverse spectrum of music lovers. While most rock and metal bands stick to the beaten path, SiM boldly ventures into uncharted territory, breaking free from the confines of genre conventions. This audacious approach infuses their music with profound depth, ensuring a relentless journey of experimentation and exploration, shattering genre barriers along the way.

Reggae and metal may seem like an unlikely pairing, but SiM, with their two-decade musical odyssey, repeatedly defies expectations. Playdead serves as a compelling testament that rigid genre beliefs can only limit your musical horizons. Prepare to be awed as SiM seamlessly blends metal and punk with their signature reggae twist.

On Playdead you’ll be treated to a rollercoaster of emotions, from clean and soaring vocals that effortlessly merge with bone-crushing breakdowns to manic tempos that transition into dance melodies, all complemented by infectious and often groove-inducing bass lines. Each track on this album is a memorable and singable anthem in the making.

But beware, listeners, as SiM’s musical tapestry is an ever-shifting landscape. No two tracks on this album share the same starting or ending point. To truly discern the complexity and nuances that Playdead offers, you must immerse yourself in its entirety. Start from the first track, let the sonic waves wash over you, and brace for a mind-bending journey that unfolds with every note.

Throughout the album, SiM unleashes moments of raw, unbridled fury that will catch you off guard in the blink of an eye, only to vanish just as quickly. Their lyrics are a potent blend of depth and absurdity, striking a chord with listeners on a profound level. With Playdead, SiM has crafted an album that dances between the realms of sheer enjoyment and deep musicality.

If you’re wondering which tracks to crank up to eleven, look no further than “Red,” “Hide and Seek,” “Kiss of Death,” and “BBT.” These standouts are the crown jewels of an album that’s bound to become an instant classic in the realm of heavy reggae punx.

SiM is about to redefine your musical boundaries and take you on an exhilarating adventure you won’t soon forget. Don’t just listen; immerse yourself and let the music consume you. SiM is back, and they’re here to set your world ablaze!

02. RED
03. HiDE and SEEK
05. Die Alone
08. Sad Song
09. BBT
11. Not So Weak
12. UNDER THE TREE (Full Length Version)
13. The Rumbling (Orchestral Version)

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