GutterSkull-Crawling in Disgust tape

GutterSkull come from Požega-Slavonia County, Croatia and its the one man project of kktz, member of Nuclear Altar (who's Blessed Ruins was a great shit of D-Beat) and author of  the now defunt Wasted Potentials and Corpus Delicti blogs. Crawling in Disgust is the first recorded material for GutterSkull and delivers a blending of D-beat and metal: The drumming is D-beat and runs in the typical for a D-beat band paces, the guitar is raw and primitive and delivers the usual three chord riffs and these are omens of another Dis band walking in the room but here enter new elements: The guitar sound has a rough (black) metal edged feeling while the vocals are totally black metal morbid shrieks instead of the usual shouts or screams, they create a sinister feeling and reminiscent the Warmaggedon era of Disflesh, even the lyrics are dark and pessimistic ("March of the wounded  Fate worse than death "). If there is a term to coin here and describe Crawling in Disgust, then is the Blackened D-beat. There are eleven tracks here incl. the  Thermonuclear Devastation cover of Onlaught. All and all this is a honest and nice effort  and manages to mix D-beat and extreme metal in a cool way. This came out as cassette by Olden Sonorities limited to 50 hand numbered copies and is also available in bandcamp



Attaktix-Demo tape 2015

A band with such name could be coming from the imaginary village of Asterix the Gaulois, try to figure Attaktix playing in front of a frantic audence of the epic rebelious village while Ovelix and the rest of gang having feast after beating the Romans once again, Anyway Attaktix come from Vilnus, capital city of Lithuania and this is their demo tape, recorded in 2015 and is a fresh new release of Deadmikke Records, a DIY label from Vilnus. The demo came out in only 35 copies and consists of five songs and nearly ten minutes of D-beat hardcore/crust with a few glimpses of metal popping up here and there in a few moments of each song (e.g. first track Uniformed Freedom has a Motorhead-ish feeling in the openig riff while some metal shredding guitar part appear later), the drummer leads each track in fast yet steady D-beat driven pathways with some slow parts, accompanied by the bassist while the vocalist sings/shouts in English and has rough voice, the sound quality is excellent. Despite the metal moments the band remains in punk territory all the time and the guitar works are the usual three chord riffs. All and all this is a decent recording of rough crust punk, this is available in bandcamp and from Deadmikke Records.



Regnvm Animale-Et sic in infinitum cd

"Regnvm Animale is a Swedish extreme metal duo founded in late 2013. Born in the soil of crust and black metal, influenced by acts like Satyricon, Cortex and Accursed. They intertwine their crust roots with epic sound scapes, folk music and blackened beats. The lyrics are in Swedish and centres around topics like freedom, alienation, premises of being human and the state of society today. "Et sic in infinitum" follows the the same path as the début wand continues to deliver a special blend of blackened crust & black metal with a melodic touch. Alienation, the futility of existence & the inevitable downfall of society are themes that are covered with great passion to a backdrop of extreme metal that shapes a lot of classic influences into a sound scape that is still clearly our own."
The recording consists of nine tracks and beneath the black metal and crust blending there is a slight industrial-ish feeling (maybe because of the drum works or the riff proggress) and folk metal hints as well especially in the last song titled Grund and also elsewhere, Guitar is sharp, the distortion is kept in a level that avoids chaos to come up, There are catcy riffs, sometimes very intense and sometimes melodic with an almost ambient-ish mood. Some emotional acoustic moments appeear here and there. Vocals vary from shrieks to clean singing and from shouted to spoken word while some guest female vocals pop up from time to time. The best thing  here is the perfect matching of all these genres and the catchiness of songs that makes the recording interesting and eliminates any confusion and dullness that possibly could come up with all this genre blendind, yeah its a nice and interesting result that comes out from the speakers when you stream the tracks in bandcamp. Really good shit. This comes out also as cd



Wildspeaker- Survey The Wreckage

Wildspeaker come from TX, United States, they are not new comers in Crust Demos since their previous works, Revenge of the Hunted and Sylvan demo were posted in the past, Survey The Wreckage is their last release, it delivers ten tracks of female fronted blackened crust full of intensity and rage, with metal edged, heavy as hell guitar riffs, emotional mid paced parts and fast black metal driven outbreaks, desperate female screams and decent sound quality. As the band says, lyrics deal with "resilience of nature, downfalls of human civilization, as well as references to Magic the Gathering. Survey The Wreckage is a totally DIY release since it was recorded and mixed by the band (Mastering/Additional mixing by Garry Brents), This is available in bandcamp for free.



Subordinate-Respect Existence Or Expect Resistance

Subordinate is a three piece crust project from Enniskillen, Ireland,i posted To See Their Demise ep back in the day and that is followed by Respect Existence Or Expect Resistance. This was recorded at The Hive Studios, mastered by Enormous Door FX and co-released by Chainbreaker Records, Distroy Records, A World We Never Made Records, Don’t Live Like Me Records, and Pumpkin Records. The record is lenghty, each songs lasts 5, 7 or even 15 minutes, music wise the band delivers neo crust with melodic mournful guitar lines, there are some acoustic intros, screamed/yelled and death metal metal deep low throaty vocals that both fit nicely and the usual D-beat drumming. Lyrics can be found in bandcamp., artwork by Costin Chioreanu. Overall this is a decent release for fans of of From Ashes Rise, Madame Germen, Ictus and the likes,, this is available in band's bandcamp and in some label's bandcamp as well. The band was on European tour this month (September '15), apologies to the band for the delay to post it



Doomed Again/Warcorpse-Doomed to war cd

Doomed to war is a split with two greek bands, Doomed Again and Warcorpse: This is the fourth release for Doomed Again, here they deliver three tracks of old school D-beat in the vein of the Decay tape with catchy guitar riffs, mid paced D drumming, shouted vocals and nice lyrics, these guys do not need frantic beat and overdistorted guitars to deliver the goods, hope to hear more by them and to see them releasing a full lenght. Warcorpse is one man D-beat band who recently released a split 7" with Disease,  here he contributes three pieces of old school D-beat  incl. Doom's Police bastard,  the cdr (actuallly this is digi vinyl, a cd that looks like vinyl record) came out in 70 copies and includes lyrics and the usual special thanx, the artwork was contributed by Alex from Disease, Available in youtube and for streaming in bandcamp

Doomed Again bandcamp
Warcorpse bandcamp


Doom-Consumed To Death ep

No need to say much here since you probably already know the news: New recording by Doom is unleashed in bandcamp: Consumed To Death is their fresh new ep, this is a a benefit for the families affected by the tragic deaths at Doom's concert in Santiago, Chile, on April 16th, 2015, so paying a small ammount you give a help to the relatives of those who died. Consumed To Death will come out as vinyl, still unknown when, so go and stream it (great recording, great songs, lyrics and artwork, check the Rainbow Hub for a review on music) and pay  some shit, if you are in UK there is no better place than 1 in 12 Club Bradford to be in September 25 for the Chile Benefit gig, if you can't be there just check The Chile Benefit comp in bandcamp (23 bands inc. Doom, Sedition, Cress etc)



Diskobra-A Diskobra Visszatér 7"

Dirty raw d-beat crust punk from Hungary with lyrics in their mother language about social issues and ex members Human Error, inspired by the scandinavian 80´s bands like Mob 47, Protes Bengt or Discard with a pinch of finnish punk, reminiscent vocal of old classic bands like Kaaos or Terveet Kadet. A little bit special band with their own style. Total hailstorm! The material was taken from their demo tape including two songs from their split cd with Displease. Coming out on Aback Distribution in this time eight toxic songs, on black vinyl with milk splatter in edition to 500 pieces with the inlay and cover printed on hard paper. Price for one copy 5 Euro without shipping. For the postal order added button with sticker band!! You can check out the recording on their bandcamp profile. The band will perform a live show at More Noise For Life vol.10 fest in October.


Repressione-Rumore e Rabbia

Repressione come from Bologne, Italy,  they are a a raw punk hc band with some crust, old grindcore influences, they are antifascists, antimachists, antiracists and overall anticapitalists. Rumore e Rabbia is a  diy low-fi rehearsal recording, this is their first recording and consists of ten tracks (incl, a Quinto Braccio cover) of raw and noisy punk, the sound is filthy and primitive, the singers shouts in Italian, songs are fast, short (hardly make it over one minute) and chaotic. The bands they mention as main influences are Negazione, Quinto Braccio, Tear Me Down and Wretched, these mixed with alcohol and noise create Rumore e Rabbia. As i said this is rehearsal and there will be a studion version of demo with better sound quality. The demo is available in bandcamp and there is a dnld link provided by the band, Repressione also appear in Resistance: ANTI​-​NSBM Volume 3, the comp. series of The Dark Skies Above Us collective from Greece



Crutches-FörlOrAD lp

Now here's something really good: FörlOrAD is the new lp by Crutches, after a five month process it was released this summer by a bunch of labels and consisting of ten D-beat blasts: The band is not unknown to Crust Demos since i have posted all their releases so far. The new lp comes in gatefold cover and in 500 copies (100 clear and 400 black) and is a co-release by some well known labels :Phobia, Distro-y, No Enough, Rawmantic Disaster, Up The Punx and Distro Rakkos, Music wise and once again the band delivers the goods with frantic and aggressive D-beat, blending the legacy of Discharge, Anti Cimex and Crude SS with the chaotic  noise and intensity of Disclose, Framtid and the likes, only Condemned is quit different with its spoken word and slow pace in the vein of Doom's Cults of Human Sacrifice and Prey for our Souls from Corrupt Fucking System. The sound quality is perfect, lyric wise there is strong anti-fascist, anti-nationalistic and anti-capitalist message in there, the singer shouts in english and swedish and there is a guest vocal and lyrics contribution by Alba, a 9,5 year young kid in the last track titled Pissregn:"Pissregn, rasistjävel, dra åt helvete!!!!!" Great! Once again we find Stiv from Visions of War in artwork (he made the artwork of Lurad lp a year ago). All and all FörlOrAD is rager, great music, great lyrics. nothing to complain about, This is available from the aforementioned labels and also in bandcamp for streaming.




Disbrigade is one man D-beat army from Quito, Equator,  Andrés the guuy behid this project started sometime in 2014 or so since all releases uploaded in bandcamp are dated in 2015, so far there are nine releases, including splits with Infërno,  Atomization and a cover song release as well. some of these came out as physical releases (One Man Army, Disnoise, Sobreviviente del Viaje Espacial, Aislamiento and split cd w Infërno came out on Pluteras Rec.s). Music wise Disbrigade delivers the D-beat of Discharge, Disclose, Besthoven and such bands. bringing hateful chords, empirical wisdom against authority, government and the world's decline. Really good noise,. As i said all recorded material is available in bandcamp, get it.



Hellbomb-Unreleased demo 2013

Hellbomb is (was?) a raw D-beat punk band from Syracuse, New York and this is their unreleased demo from 2013, do not confuse this band with Hellbombs from Jakarda, Indonesia. I don't know if this is their only recording, there is a photo of a  7 inch in their facebook page, (just covers not vinyls) but  can't find anything about it but this vid.  Anyway Hellbomb deliver raw d-beat noise influenced by Discharge, Anti-Cimex, Extreme Noise Terror, Disgust, Hellkrusher, and Napalm Death. The 5 tracks of unreleased demo there are also in their ReverbNation page. Members are also in a band named D.O.G.



Disjawn-Ghetto D-beat demo 2015

Dis band name + spiked jacket on cover artwrok = make clear what we got here, furthermore when there s the "D-Beat" term on release title. Disjawn come from Point Breeze in South Philadelphia and Ghetto D-beat is their debut release and as you have already understood this is another piece of pure D-beat: Nine songs and twelve minutes of raw punk rage, filthy but decent sound quality, desperate shouted vocals and lyrics dealing with the usual topics (nuclear fear, weed, social slavery etc). thundering bass, three chord riffs and total distortion, This is it. Available in bandcamp


Arquivo Morto Power Tosco-Carnificina Conteporânea

My since apologies to the band for taking so long to post this shit: Arquivo Morto Power Tosco come from Paulista, Brazil and Carnificina Conteporânea is their third delivery after Falsa Democracia back in the distant 2007 and Destruindo o Seu Conforto split with Diskórdia from Chile.  Carnificina Conteporânea brings six tracks of fast, ferocious and brutal blending of crust, grindcore and powerviolence, Main influences are Doom, Hiatus, Hellnation, Extreme Noise Terror, Jesus Cröst, Magrudergrind, Rot, Cruel Face, Disrupt.  This is brutal and chaotic, most songs hardly make it over one minute. This is available in bandcamp

Krigssystemet-Who's next to be the fucking government? demo 2014

Here's some really great piece of D-beat noise shit: Krigssystemet hail from Malaysia and Who's next... is their six track demo tape released in 2014, there is no any band site  and not a trace of them on the web so i can't tell if they are still active. Who's next... consists of over of nine minutes of Swedish D-beat punk, with raw and distorted guitar, heavy pammellig bass and the usual D-beat. This contains all shit needed in this genre: Ear destroying noise, the appropriate levels of distortion, aggression, wrath and power, Great tape, can't find a bad thing here. Artwork was made by Fahmi Reza, This was released by Hellforced Records, Blood of War Records and Bebal Mailorder and copies are still available. Score a copy or have a listening in bandcamp


GaAsp-demo 2015

the band with the strange name GaAsp is a crust/hardcore band from Portland OR, they were formed in 2014. "We recently self-released our debut cassette on June 13th, available for free download on Bandcamp. The band takes influence from punk-metal, crust and 80’s hardcore, including Sacrilege UK, Celtic Frost, Amebix, and Deviated Instinct. Lyrical themes include life struggles, social politics, religion and mysticism." Good.. good.... The tape was recorded in 2015 by Adam Becker,  Mastering by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Influences mentioned: Sacrilege, Amebix, Axegrinder, Venom, Deviated Instinct, Bolt Thrower, Cro Mags, Mammoth Grinder. Give it a listening


Konglomelarat-demo 2015

Konglomelarat come from South Borneo, Banjarmasin, Indonesia and here is their demo, the demo in bandcamp has two songs, their ReverbNation page has four tracks, Anyway this is rough and chaotic punk created by some kinds who all they want is to make noise. Not pure D-beat but tupa-tupa rawstreetpunk here. The sound quality is raw and primitive. give it a listening