Tag: Crust

In Crust We Trust: Part 1

Amebix gave birth to crust punk in the early 1980s, but Ripper Crust, the 1986 demo from Hellbastard, officially christened the sub-genre. Crust’s early years were a hard scramble, with bands like Antisect, Doom, Deviated

Split / Cross – Rise Of Discontent Review

“Okay, it’s about time to retire this Network soundbite…” Truthfully, that’s the first thing that pops into my mind when Rise Of Discontent starts rolling. Howard Beale’s impassioned break from television news’ usual decorum has

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Ulthar – Cosmovore Review

Sages have taught us that the secret to a good scald is knowing when not to scald. The brilliance of a scalder is that, through their experience, they know when to dial it back and

Axegrinder – Satori Review

After the triumphant returns of Amebix and Antisect over the past several years, alphabetically up next in crust punk history is London’s Axegrinder. Back then, this punk-metal outfit dropped only one full-length, 1989’s The Rise

Systemik Viølence – Anarquia – Violencia Review (And More!)

“I am positively, absolutely sure that a lot of you are going to HATE this,” says the disembodied voice that opens Systemik Viølence’s new EP… Oh, but I disagree… Anarquia – Violencia is the latest

Neolithic / Martyrdod – Split Review

There are only two songs here, so that doesn’t give anyone a whole lot to sink their teeth into. Still, any new Martyrdöd is cause for celebration, so here we go… Composed of current and

Kawakami Forever! Japanese Raw Punk 101, Part 4

Here’s the breakdown of the bands that have been covered so far: Part 1: Disclose, Warhead, System Fucker, Isterismo, Crow. Part 2: Confuse, Framtid, Disturd, Reality Crisis, Kriegshög, G.A.T.E.S., D-Clone, Gauze, Gloom. Part 3: Zyanose,

Kawakami Forever! Japanese Raw Punk 101, Part 3

The first two parts of our Japanese raw punk primer from yesterday explored fourteen bands: Disclose, Warhead, System Fucker, Isterismo, Crow, Confuse, Framtid, Disturd, Reality Crisis, Kriegshög, G.A.T.E.S., D-Clone, Gauze and Gloom. Part 3 continues