Tag: Crust

Kawakami Forever! Japanese Raw Punk 101, Part 2

We kicked things off earlier today with an intro to the rawer side of Japanese punk that focused on works from Disclose, Warhead, System Fucker, Isterismo and Crow. In part 2, nine additional bands will

Kawakami Forever! Japanese Raw Punk 101, Part 1

Konnichiwa, friends. Death and taxes aside, there are really only two things you can be certain of in this life: If your foot hanging off the bed at night has a sock on it, then

Scumpulse – Rotten Review

These Scottish scummies return with Rotten, their first full-length, almost a full four years after their debut EP, 2014’s By Design. And in those four years, it turns out that not too much has changed…

False Flag – False Flag EP Review

I’ve seen quite a bit of effusive praise for this three-song introduction to False Flag, and with very good reason: This EP is a brilliantly powerful debut. Formed in 2015 after seeing in concert the

Marginal – Total Destruction Review

Born from the same anarcho-punk bloodline, crust and grind are natural bedfellows. But of course, when bedfellows come from the same bloodline, well… sometimes the results are… a bit stunted. Belgium’s Marginal is a good

Dödsrit – Dödsrit Review

If you know me – and you should, if you don’t, because I’m fantastic – you’ll know that, generally speaking, the wide swath of black metal bores me. But there’s always an exception, of course,

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Trenchgrinder – Peace is Forfeit Review

Residing among the war-torn streets of Brooklyn, New York, dodging hails of bullets on their way to and from practice, Trenchgrinder are the anthem of destruction. With the world seemingly collapsing on all sides, missiles

Antisect – The Rising Of The Lights Review

I clearly haven’t been keeping up: I wouldn’t say a new Antisect album is the last thing I thought I’d be covering this year, but it’s probably way closer to unexpected than to anything I’d