Sweden based Seeds in Barren Fields was formed in 2009 and have over the years put out a number of records, most notably splits with American death metal act Peregrine, Czech black metal band Marnost and Brazilian crust punks Mácula. Musically Seeds in Barren fields has been inspired by acts such as Catharsis, Iskra, His Hero is Gone and others that span the gap between punk and metal. Since it's inception the band has been exploring lyrical themes of green anarchism and critique of civilization, inspired by thinkers like Daniel Quinn and John Zerzan.
The lyrics on the new album deal with a variety of issues connected to the alienation brought on by living in Western Civilization. The record kicks of with A Testament of the Flesh, a song about how carnal traditional knowledge systematically has been destroyed by monotheists the world over. The results are cultures of human beeings who value a written text above their own bodily sensations, expecting salvation in a nonexistent after life. The record proceeds with talking about how fanatic religion is used in the course of colonialism, a process that divides humans between cultures and "races" and justifies violence, speeding on alienation. This is what is meant with the phrase Internalize Deir Yassin. Deir Yassin was one of the hundreds of villages that was subjected to militarized violations during the Israeli colonization of Palestine in 1948. The record then shift to the highly personal feelings of alienation in modern society. Echoes of a Forgotten Rythm deals with how threatening it can feel navigating hoards of people with which one has no affiliation and solidarity whatsoever. Hoards of lonely people who all whish to belong somewhere. This leads to a short-sighted society ridden by corruption and greed. Failing to build sustainable relationships with one another therefore dooms our society to failure and destruction as discussed in Epitaph of the Vain and the Forgotten. As deserts spread and oceans die beneath our callous hands no one even seem to try stop the destruction of the basic resources that life needs to survive in the biosphere. The conclusion is obvious. Extinction will occur in one way or another. We pray thee: be infertile and Let the Earth be Silent After Ye.
The new record Let the Earth be Silent After Ye is released in a small first press of 200 digiflex CDs for the collector and digitally for wide circulation online.
Abominations all over (Belgium), Albert fish (Portugal), Arquivo morto (Brazil), Bömbärdeo (Chile), Bud2aY (Poland), Civilian Boots (Indonesia), Crise total (Portugal), End Of Ernie (Belgium), Estereotipo Degollao (Chile), Fokkum (Netherlands), Gritando kaos (chile), Heädshöt (Mexico), Missiles of October (Belgium), PWRTL (Sweden), [P.U.T.] (Belgium), Sick of you (Indonesia), The gorgets punk lady (Indonesia), Theist (Indonesia), Warattack (Indonesia), What I want (Brazil) ,Xcenerex (Italy).
"A collaborative project between KLINIK 66 and C.R.A.P. "