Saturday, February 12, 2011
Skaven / Stormcrow - Split [EP] (2008)
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This is one heavy slab of wax. Skaven, being the insanely crushing war-crust, Bolt Thrower and Amebix worshipping powerhouse that they were, bring to the table one absolutely pummeling previously unreleased (at least to my knowledge) track of pure chaos and despair. The soundtrack to the wasteland. Members of this band were also in the all-mighty Lachrymose and Asunder. I still have yet to be able to get my hands on a copy of either their 7" or the split with Dystopia, but alas, this will have to do. Stormcrow solidify their place among the likes of other California crusty doom legends and show that crust can still be interesting in the wake of Appalachian Terror Unit and Tragedy. Coming straight off of one of my top 5 crust records of all time, the Sanctum split LP, this 7" shows no sign of them slowing down in their quest to decimate and destroy all life. But looks can be deceiving and in 2010, Stormcrow called it quits. Such a bummer that they are now defunct, leaving us only with a handful of splits and one full length. Still, their legacy will forever remain as the crust war gods of the mid-to-late 2000's of California. \m/
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