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Flicts is an antifascist punk rock trio. This small description would fit perfectly the band in any part of the world. Except Brazil.
So many lovers, so many haters and, in most of cases, they don't even know why they feel like this about the band. Love because of the speech? Hate because they DON'T believe the speech? All these wonders about politics, controversy friendships and acceptance end up taking the subject for itselves and make people forget what is this all about: Music.
What does Flicts about it? They release an awesome EP called Sonhos Corrompidos with 7 pieces of music that make all these talkers to get shut up and listen.
The EP starts with the great De onde eu venho (Where I come from). Differently from the older Meu Bairro, Minha Rua this song talks about emotional nostalgia, not physical. "Só queria saber o que quer comigo o destino?" (I only wanted to know what the destiny wants from me) is the question that all of us had many times, and the sincere singin' of Arthur Covre will make you wonder again. The chorus has a totally brazilian melody. Dont forget it belongs to punk rock, otherwise you can caught yourself in doubt.
The second song is called Vida Fluída (Flowable life). It's the first song from EP to be released on internet, the song talks about the technological and consumist world we live in today. If you ever heard that Flicts have The Adicts influences and disagreed, this song will make you change your mind.
We move to the third song Ninguém sabe (Nobody knows). "Eu não sei, você não sabe/Nenhum de nós sabe o que é viver" (I dont know, you dont know/None of us know what is to live). This idea of Flicts talking only about politics is bullshit, here they again use the topic that they use the most: Life
Não vou (I won't) is the fourth track. The negative that punk rock taught us is possible to use is here explicit: "Não vou gritar, lutar/em troca de audiência/Não vou fingir, sofrer/em troca de atenção." (I won't scream, fight just to get audience/ I won't pretend, suffer just to get attention) No? No! Why not? Because. The middle-of-song-interlude appears on this one again. A characteristic of the band already.
The fifth song comes by public transport. O trem que não vem mais (The train that won't come anymore) uses again Flicts' favorite topic and, also again, brings a brazilian sensation to the table. This one and "Ninguém sabe" are the most touching songs of the EP Sonhos Corrompidos.
Latinoamérica (Latin America) is the song number 6. It is actually a song that was released in a previous album (Singelos Confrontos (2013), but here it's sang in the spanish language, pretty appropriate due to the name of the song itself. It will be interesting to see how the latino community will react to this song live.
The mini album ends up with A alienação do homem (The alienation of the men)". The weirdest song on the album, sounds more like an experimental moment of the band. It was chosen wisely as the last song of the EP.
At the end of the day, Sonhos Corrompido and it's 7 songs keeps Flicts in high quality, as one of the greatest bands of the genre in Brazil. And it doesnt matter how much the gig producers try to hide it, calling the band Punk Hardcore or whatever. Flicts plays Street Punk, and they're good at it.
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