Industrial Metal Band DERISION CULT Drops Fifteenth Album, 'Charlatans Inc.'
Charlatans Inc was created over the course of 2020, which was one of the more turbulent times in America’s modern history.
The album addresses how consumerism has mixed with tribalism over the past year and the stress and outrage that conflict imposes on society. It’s the destructive impact that the news media has on the individuals and society and why the media is becoming increasingly interested in provoking emotional reactions out of people vs. reporting objective news to them.
Tracks such as “The Great Reset” address corporate money and lobbying that is behind political movements that appear to be standing up for the “little guy” by the media, but are actually the same wolves in different sheeps’ clothing. Tracks like “Charlatans” compare Soviet disinformation campaigns called “Active Measures” with modern spin powered by big brands virtue signaling to a new generation of consumers.