Originating from Spain, Parusia is what you could call one of the neo crust bands. That is that the core of their music has that raw punk vibe, but it has been enhanced by the addition of elements from sludge, stoner and a bit of a blackened outlook in parts.
In many ways, the fusion of black metal and crust punk makes complete logical sense. Both genres purvey frenetic, insane bouts of anger, weaving together instruments into a surging, stinging mass of noise that overwhelms the listener completely – albeit in different ways. Crust punk is inherently far more confrontational
The music of Abstracter always seems to have an underlying melancholic tone, which is mainly derived from their use of ambiance. In tracks such as “Open Veins,” this aspect of the band becomes instantly apparent, without meaning that melancholy is the only weapon in their arsenal. The manner in which they build up anticipation with the creeping start of “Lightless,” and the more unearthly perspective of Abstracter in songs such as “Cruciform,” reveals the depth to which this act can travel in terms of sonic versatility.
These were my favorite recordings that were released in 2014. Listed in reverse alphabetical order covering a variety of different artists creating Death Metal, Hardcore Punk, Trip Hop, Underground Rap & Indie Rock. Wreck and Reference – “Want”, (((Experimental Duo from Davis/Los Angeles))) Witchrist – “Vritra”, (((Primitive Death Metal Ooze
Mammoth walls of thick sonic fog that is almost blinding to the listener’s ears! Insane amounts of suffocating dirge that will pull you down into the underworld! Pounding beats of morbid thunder that will shatter your skull! Death blows of crust-filled punches to the gut and distorted raging angst! Above
ONE: BLACK MONOLITH – Passenger What Gary Bettencourt has accomplished on his first full-length (essentially a solo album, since he is the only member of this one man band), is the shit that leaves you in total awe and wonder. Black Monolith is the best blackened crust band in the