Saturday, 28 December 2013

Deviated Instinct / Summon The Crows split

Towards the end of the last decade the return of the likes of crust punk originators Amebix and Deviated Instinct was certainly unexpected, downright unthinkable to those who were there the first time around, but when you take into consideration the context for their respective reformations it makes perfect sense.

Their music first soundtracked the anger and frustrations of a generation over two decades earlier who were disillusioned with Tories, wars they didn't vote for, widespread unemployment among the youth... it's almost 2014 and look where we are. Nothing ever fucking changes.

Deviated Instinct's sole contribution to this split, the appropriately monickered 'End Times', is a ferocious four-minute exercise in filth. Founding members Leggo and Mid have definitely been keeping tabs on the genre they helped define, incorporating many of the contemporary characteristics of what crust has evolved into; the abrasive guitar and almost death-like vocals make this sound far more relevant than the endless young bands ripping off the Portland-via-Tennessee-circa-2000 sound.

They share this split with a band who clearly take influence from their forebears, Norway's Summon The Crows. Contributing two tracks of crust in a similar vein, they more than match Deviated Instinct for all-out aggression and raw tone.

Originally released by Nakkeskudd Plater, this vital split 7" has recently seen a re-press by Disiplin Media. Don't hesitate to pick it up, as it's putrid proof that crust is alive and well and just as angry as ever.

Deviated Instinct on Facebook | Bandcamp
Summon The Crows on Facebook | Bandcamp

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