Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This is how it's done, kids

Such a sick track! What absolutely makes it is the contrast between the frantic main riff and the epic, lifting effect of those two chords that hit at 00:9. I guess that's the "chorus." I also love the use of the brutal death metal vocals. Those guttural roars and the stark minimalism of the riffing give the track a barbaric atmosphere more akin to death or black metal than what we usually expect from hardcore.

This is off their 2002 full-length
Kaos Och Djavulskap. Unfortunately, the rest of the album just isn't as good--a few cool tracks, but a little generic and nowhere near as heavy as this track. If you want to hear more by these guys, I'd suggest their 2004 split with Canadian metalpunx Legion 666. At this point Bombstrike had developed a more distinctive style, kicking up the speed and spitting out well-crafted riffs with lots of chords in them. Momentum to send you hurtling across the circle pit, or into a line of riot cops.


  1. You ever listen to FRAMTID? They are in the same CRUDE SS/Swedish hardcore vein, but really have their own energy. The "Under The Ashes" LP is pretty damn good.

  2. Framtid is sick, but haven't gotten around to truly listening to them. You've inspired me to dig deeper into the Japanese shit, so I'll make sure those guys are on the list. I was pleasantly surprised by the Maximum RocknRoll posterboys D-Clone, who I'd always assumed sounded like their name suggests, but are actually pretty powerful.

  3. 1) Live 2007(ish) in Tokyo (I think. FRAMTID are based in Osaka)-


    Songs: Anguish, Mind and Action, Consuming Shit and Mind Pollution, Deceived and Abused.

    2) Live in Osaka, 2008.

    a. "Life's Hard"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoeY7hLfNJw

    3) Live in Prague.

    a. "The Total Arse"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SAfjlF4PBo
    b. "Homeless"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X-BKh5esSc
    c. "Visions"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfV-gqSBLsc
    d. "Counter Attack"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOmedlNcavA
    e. "What's Going On"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqAR49z-N3o
    f. "Consuming Shit and Mind Pollution"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkFpzsn498A
    g. "Life Control"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r9kKbDFsqU
    h. "Deceived and Abused"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sghEi99JmPk

  4. I love it when crusty band has heavy guitar sound.

  5. @ido: damn, those guys are well-dressed. and the songs sound fucking intense!

  6. @Dr. Ben: then you are reading the right blog! also, you should check out Sanctum. pretty much the ultimate deathcrust band. http://youtu.be/pQpGjfbasPM

  7. The guys from FRAMTID have been wearing the same clothes for the past 10+ years. A show review I read a few years ago described their jackets and patched together pants as "beyond faded, the black denim now a mossy green, each rag supporting it's own ecosystem."

    Guitarist Jacky runs the Osaka based CRUST WAR label, which always puts out great stuff. He was the final guitarist for GLOOM, one of my absolute favorite bands. His guitar on their EP "MENTALLY ACHRONISTIC" is vicious slabs of attack, which is actually quite different from their earlier guitarists' approach. Check my blog if interested.

  8. Dödens utstreckta hand!

  9. @ido: yeah i just need to start downloading tons of japanese shit from your blog! love that they don't wash their clothes...