Crust Punk

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Crust Punk is a form of hardcore punk that was born out of the English anarcho-punk movement in the mid-1980s with the bands Amebix and Antisect.

In its original form, crust punk (or simply crust) is very metallic, with strong elements of speed metal (Motörhead's style is noticeably present) and, more recently, extreme metal styles such as black and death metal.

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EXTREME NOISE TERROR A Holocaust In Your Head

Album · 1989 · Crust Punk
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Their extreme sound is cool, also like the sleeve.

EXTREME NOISE TERROR aka ENT have made their own way in the grindcore world together with British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH or CARCASS. Guess everybody would say "A Holocaust In Your Head", released in 1989 as their debut full-length album, has already been a traditional, classic creation (34 years ago!), but we could feel this 'classic' sounds neither aged nor antique. The twin vocals shout quite loudly, distortedly, and vivaciously, based upon crazy expeditious melody lines and rhythm foundations.

It's also great that their 'melody lines' are not broken nor randomized but extremely tight and strict. Interestingly they do not forget unique tips like the beginning of "Conned Through Life" but basically their sound groundwork is swiftness, loudness, distortion, and energetics. Their instrumental technique is outstanding too. It's incredible that there is no turbulence in their playing at all, and enchanting that their melodic position is not messy but acceptable. Even the shortest track "We The Helpless" notifies us of their muddy mad-dy intention for striking their extreme noise terror into our inner mind.

Blimey.

TRAGEDY (TN) Nerve Damage

Album · 2006 · Crust Punk
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Remember Tragedy's debut? Remember Vengeance? Want a take on them without some of the interesting instrumental bits or the other characterful parts? Well, you're in luck pard, because Nerve Damage basically finds their sound not evolving at all and all the imaginative extra little trappings of their previous albums absent. As a more straight-ahead no-nonsense number it's fun enough - and certainly, crust punk is a genre where "straight-ahead, no-nonsense, no frills" is a more viable prospect than others. At the same time, the comparative lack of musical development doesn't bode well for Tragedy having much left in the tank going forwards.

TRAGEDY (TN) Vengeance

Album · 2002 · Crust Punk
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Did you like Tragedy's pessimistic, furious, hopeless howl of fury at a world they evidently fully believe has totally gone to shit as expressed on their debut album? Then you'll probably enjoy it when they offer up the exact same thing here.

But then again, if you already heard it there, do you need to hear it again? If you are very keen on crust punk, perhaps, but for a punk band who go for short albums (this one's under 40 minutes, debut was under 30) and short-ish songs Tragedy are kind of bad at editing. From the way the opening track here, Conflicting Ideas, lets its intro section play out for just a bit too long to the general sameiness of all the tracks, there's a certain repetitiveness here which makes this feel just a little disposable. When the album's done I can't remember how a single damn song went.

TRAGEDY (TN) Tragedy

Album · 2000 · Crust Punk
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Tinnitus-inducingly angry crust punk declaration of utter defeat at the hands of the world from the aptly-named Tragedy. Tragedy channel all the political anger that punk can muster and then injects it with a thick dose of pessimism - in Tragedy's worldview as expressed here, we are already own, branded, brainwashed, and defeated by our owners, and the only act of resistance left available to us is to holler, scream, and kick up an almighty fuss as they feed us into the shredder. It's certainly a brutally uncompromising musical vision, but it risks feeling samey over the span of this debut album, and when you start sounding like you're short on ideas on an album which is barely over half an hour long that's not a great sign.

FALL OF EFRAFA Owsla

Album · 2006 · Crust Punk
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FALL OF EFRAFA formed in Brighton, England in 2005 with the clear intent of releasing a trilogy of albums that revolved around the mythology of the 1972 Richard Adams novel “Watership Down” and then disbanding and that’s exactly what this band of Neil Kingsbury (guitar), Steven McCusker (guitar), Mikey Douglas (bass), George Miles (drums) and Alex CF (vocals) did. The term EFRAFA in the novel refers to a rabbit colony ruled by a dictator who oppresses the rebellion through law enforcement which are called the OWSLA (means warrior or defender), which is also the title of the first album of the trilogy followed by “Elil” and Inlé.” These titles come form the Lapine language used in the novel. Yep, this is some serious nerding out going on here!

In the big scheme of the vast music universe, FALL OF EFRAFA is quite unique in its approach having primarily taken its influences from post-metal bands like Neurosis and Agalloch, post-rock bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and heavy caustic post-hardcore and crust punk thus making a bizarre blend of stylistic shifts from atmospheric arpeggiated post-rock segments to bleak bombastic crust punk swells teased out into atmospheric sludge metal orotundity. The vocal style of Alex CF is also unique in that if falls somewhere between the extreme shouting style of Neurosis frontman Scott Kelly and the more angry crust punk sort of shouts that often struggles to emerge from the bombastic guitar, bass and drum angst. A cello accompanies to add a sense of impending dread.

These albums narrate elaborate tales with OWSLA recounting a despotic leader who gives his people a false sense of empowerment to that he can swoop in at the last minute and crush them. OWSLA begins the trilogy by outlining the tale of an unarmed society that clings to dated beliefs and remains paralyzed by the inability to overcome these stilted anachronisms. The following “Elil” continues by narrating how those very beliefs result in an oppressive reign of religious indoctrination thus showcasing the band’s staunch atheism. The final chapter “Inlé” deals with hope in the face of death and how a society that has clung on to certain values for eons must overcome the rigidness as they face a do or die situation.

With chamber folk and crust punk elements crafting a greater sum of the parts, FALL OF EFRAFA crafts a unique sounding album that takes disparate musical elements and casts a unique magical spell as it tackles deep psychology that has permeated humankind since the beginning of time. While hilariously set in the context of a warren of rabbits, the subject matter hits close to home and paints the bleak picture of human mind control carried out through conditioning and religious doctrines. OWSLA is a satisfying slice of post-rockand atmospheric sludge metal with elements of crust punk and highly recommended especially for those who love elaborate storylines that allude to the plight of homo sapiens however this is certainly an all or nothing affair and once you check out one album you are pretty much committed to explore the whole trilogy which was released as a whole unit in 2010 with “The Warren of Snares” boxset.

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