If LS is the sound of waging war, then Hanin Elias’ solo debut is the sound of one raging. More blatantly political and sonically less fun than G-F-S-U, In Flames is an all-out aggro-techno assault. Throughout 62 blistering minutes of take-no-prisoners punk, Elias — who’s also one-fourth of Berlin’s Atari Teenage Riot — lays out her anarchist-feminist manifesto on songs such as "Girl Serial Killer," where she rants and chants her message of gender, political and social equality by any means necessary. With shared aesthetics and intents, it’s not surprising that both albums are utterly necessary: In a world of Britneys and Whitneys, it’s more vital than ever for women to create such off-center and on-target art. This is, as they say, the sound of a revolution.
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