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Stormcrow

Stormcrow: Enslaved in DarknessEnslaved in Darkness (2005)
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Well, it's another month, and so we're all loooong overdue for another scum-drenched review from feeeding5000. I've been ever so excited about my triumphant return to Punknews reviewing, so you guys better be pumped. Now, I think that I'm really more of a fan of the idea of crust than the actual .
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Well, it's another month, and so we're all loooong overdue for another scum-drenched review from feeeding5000. I've been ever so excited about my triumphant return to Punknews reviewing, so you guys better be pumped.

Now, I think that I'm really more of a fan of the idea of crust than the actual sound of it. I like to think that any band that, say, covers a Rattus song, is pretty sweet. In practice, this usually just ends up being a bunch of hairy, smelly white males, who complain about how hard their lives are, and that there's gonna be a nuclear war. Seriously guys, it's been 60-odd years we're waitin' for that flash‚?¶

Stormcrow, a Bay Area Amebix-style crust band (not to be confused with the Italian black metal band Stormcrow), actually succeed in the punktology department. Rather than trying to paint a goddammn picture with words, and create an actual description of the sound, I'm just gonna compare it to two bands all y'all crustaceans should know: Deviated Instinct covering Amebix songs. That's it. It's got heavy, metallic guitar, based on riffs -- not basic chord progressions -- and unintelligible, guttural vocals about the end of the world.

And you know what? That's just fine with me. It's okay if a band is totally uninspired ‚?? just so long as it's good. To put Stormcrow in Orgcore terms, they're like Kid Dynamite: stealing from two bands (it's just Gorilla Biscuits and Screeching Weasel, folks‚?¶don't kid yourselves) to make something very listenable.

There's only five songs on this full-length, which is odd, but then again, two of them are seven minutes long. The album art is done by Mid, guitarist and sometimes vocalist for Deviated Instinct. This is much more memorable than the average crust album, so it's worth picking up if you're in the mood for some state-smashing. And uhh‚?¶up the punx.

 

 
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feeeding5000 (November 9, 2006)

Now that I've listened to Bolt Thrower, you're right, it's definitely there. I'm not too well versed in metal, but I like a lot of it. It's only the lyrics and style that I don't like. If Venom sang about "smashing the state", rather than about "evil stuff', they would be my favorite band.

Anonymous (November 9, 2006)

This record fucking rules!

though it is much more in the vein of early bolt thrower than any amebix or DE.

Have you checked out SanctuM yet?

Ianw (November 9, 2006)

Nobody takes you seriously man.

FuckYouOiOiOi (November 8, 2006)

it streams the whole songs (and the whole album).

crust is boring.

feeeding5000 (November 8, 2006)

And I figure if I don't start putting crust/hardcore on this site, I might as well just go to indieandemonews.org. There's maybe about...6 people on this site who are into this kinda stuff...me, Phantom Maggot, Ken, Will, gladimnotemo...thats only 5....uhh...maybe more people.

feeeding5000 (November 8, 2006)

FuckYouOiOiOi-- if I gave my address out to everybody I met online, I'd be gettin' stitches in my asshole right about now. I'll stick to the mp3's. Oh, I can't remember--does it only play clips online, or is it the full songs streaming?

Anonymous (November 8, 2006)

"8 of the 9 recorded songs are sure to be punk classics."

Why do I have a feeling that isn't true at all?

Also, good to see crust here, crust is delicious.

Ianw (November 8, 2006)

I love this kinda stuff, i'll probally pick this up.

That's a sweet cover.

FuckYouOiOiOi (November 7, 2006)

hey feeding, i'll send you the cd (with the album art and shit) if you write a review for it. whats yer email?

by the way, the new teh revolt album is sounding really fucking good. i have nine songs recorded and two more written. 8 of the 9 recorded songs are sure to be punk classics. the other one i might not put on the record cause its kinda boring....but its gonna be a helluva record!

Sick_Nick (November 7, 2006)

Keep revewing crust man, its a breath of fresh air...

Try to get Behin Enemy Lines new cd, and Appalachian Terror Units new 7 inch, thier gonna be awsome.

Anonymous (November 7, 2006)

another pretty rad album

feeeding5000 (November 7, 2006)

The original mean-spirited rant, as follows:

Before I actually get to anything important, I have a few words about our dear, dear friend, FuckYouOiOiOi. I just heard the mp3‚??s of his band, Teh Revolt, yesterday, and even though I don‚??t have the CD, I‚??d like to do a little mini-review of that. [Fuck, how many times have I said the word, ‚??review‚?Ě, already?] It had better be a joke band. Oi‚??s vocals sound like Joey Vindictive mimicking the guy from JFA, and boooy, do I fuckin‚?? hate JFA.

I just went on a tangent‚?¶let‚??s get on with the damn review. [Again, that word!]

feeeding5000 (November 7, 2006)

No...although I could. I can get the Crow LP thru No Idea, right? Does it come on CD (because my turntable is in less than fantastic condition)?

strangenotes (November 7, 2006)

Couldn't you have just reviewed Crow?

feeeding5000 (November 7, 2006)

I could post them on the comments for each review....

SloaneDaley (November 7, 2006)

Dude, and you didn't even see his diatribes concerning FuckYouOiOiOi / Teh Revolt and starting an emo pop band to go on Warped Tour with.

haha I wish I had now.

inagreendase (November 7, 2006)

gotta say this review is kinda high and mighty.

Dude, and you didn't even see his diatribes concerning FuckYouOiOiOi / Teh Revolt and starting an emo pop band to go on Warped Tour with.

SloaneDaley (November 7, 2006)

gotta say this review is kinda high and mighty. Kinda made me want to check it out but still came off kinda smug, don't you think Feeding?

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