28 June 2014


Churning through a quarter hour of metallic post thrash, Japan's CURIOUS MID-CRUDS are a harsh toke for people looking for brainless hardcore. Solos out of a Satriani songbook, vocals ripped from the throat of Devil Chicken (AGONY COLUMN punk, get amongst it), and songs that draw from virtually every hardcore/metal subgenre. It's like EXODUS slammed headfirst into technical metal without fear of funk, and then they just get weird. The 8+ minute "Actuality Of Fear" is like a tutorial for people who've never heard metal or punk or thrash... maybe the title of their demo describes that band better than I can.

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