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Victims ‘Sirens’ CD/LP/DD 2016

31st March 2016 at 6:31 pm

Victims

Since their inception back in ’97, Victims have been bridging the gap between hardcore punk/crust/d-beat and the rest of the metal world. Even for the most pedestrian of crust fans, Victims are undeniably one of the most accessible bands of this genre. While most…
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Doom ‘Consumed To Death’ Benefit EP DD 2015

5th October 2015 at 6:57 pm

Doom

In normal circumstances a review should focus on the actual record, but this new release by crust legends Doom demands a different approach. Though it’s a joyous thing to get a new Doom recording, the first since 2013, the reason this is out now…
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Winds Of Genocide ‘Usurping The Throne Of Disease’ CD/DD 2015

8th February 2015 at 1:09 pm

Winds Of Genocide

Winds Of Genocide detonated upon my consciousness for the first time with their 2010 release, The Arrival Of Apokalyptic Armageddon. Man, now that was a head smasher. The veritable Molotov cocktail of raging crust meets death metal violence that was over before you knew…
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Electric Funeral ‘Total Funeral’ LP/DD 2014

23rd August 2014 at 10:17 am

Electric Funeral

Punk, like most musical genres has taken many twists and turns over the years and has thrown up bands that exist under the same umbrella that bare little sonic and ethical resemblance to each other. Without debating the starting point we have reached the…
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Doom ‘Corrupt Fucking System’ CD/LP/DD 2013

31st January 2014 at 9:30 am

Doom

With an album title like that, you can pretty much guess you’re in for some form of violent ride. How violent I guess depends on your general tolerance levels for this kind of thing. When it is vicious, crust punk legends Doom, I’m very…
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Full Of Hell ‘Rudiments Of Mutilation’ CD/LP/DD 2013

1st August 2013 at 9:16 am

Full Of Hell

That Full Of Hell dabble in noise recordings on the side isn’t exactly a secret, but the fact that they open their new album Rudiments Of Mutilation with such a challenging opening track as ‘Dichotomy’ serves to show just how seamlessly they are able…
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Acephalix ‘Deathless Master’ CD 2012

15th August 2012 at 9:24 am

Acephalix

Hailing from San Francisco, Acephalix deliver their sophomore album for the ever prolific Southern Lord Records. Touting crust ridden, brutal death metal with a raw, old school production lends them a sound that sits somewhere between the aesthetics of classic Swedish death metal such…
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Martyrdöd ‘Paranoia’ CD/LP 2012

11th June 2012 at 2:09 pm

Martyrdöd

When I was last in Sweden I was given the amazing news that Southern Lord had recalibrated their punk radar and had discovered, amongst the dross of Tragedy clone bands that they seem so intent on releasing, the true masters of blackened crust d-beat…
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Cop Problem – S/T – 7″ 2012

20th March 2012 at 8:56 am

Cop Problem - S/T - 7" 2012

Three furiously bellicose tracks of savage tanked-up fucked-off hardcore that the Americans now like to call d-beat or crust. Oooh, soz for sounding a little acerbic there. Still, whatever you fucking call it, this is right yummy. What makes it most delicious are the…
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WOLFBRIGADE: Swedish Crust Punk Overlords Sign With Southern Lord

13th December 2011 at 9:51 am

Wolfbrigade

Pioneers of the Swedish d-beat/crust movement, WOLFBRIGADE have signed with Southern Lord Recordings for the release of their next three crushing full-length releases of malevolent darkness, the first being finalized to strike in the first few months of 2012. WOLFBRIGADE have been storming the…
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