Blast Worship: Arrogante

Where they from?
Their Bandcamp says Stockholm, Sweden but all their song titles are in Spanish, so I’m not sure what’s going on there exactly. Did I mention that I had to watch my NFL team lose to Taylor Swift’s boyfriend last night? Because I did, and it was as horrible as you can imagine.

Why the hype?
Man, it’s been a while since we covered some real crusty-ass Oakland style stench core around these parts. Arrogante bring that real early 2010s HEAT that remind of the glory days of bands like Fiend, xHostagex and Recalcitrant. Just slimy, nasty, downtuned viciousness with barbaric vocals and drums that sound like they were recorded in a microwave. I can smell the B.O. from here.

Latest release?
Demo 2023, self-released. It took all of one month for me to remember how depressing football is. Seeing Taylor at the game with her red solo cup was just the last blemish that really put the nail in the coffin for me. It was like middle school all over again: the popular girl fawning over the dude with the mustache while I sit alone in my room in perilous anxiety and frustration. You know things are bed when you’re counting down the days for hockey to start, and it is only October.