KRIGBLAST – Power Till Demise (CD)
Extreme Punk/Crust band Krigblast hail from Austin, Texas, of all places. Austin is mainly known for its kick ass blues music and rock scenes, but when you throw in a monkey wrench in the form of Krigblast, it’s basically death to non-extreme music.
“Power Till Demise” is very raw in its simplified extreme punk and crust rhythms and solos. The drumming is your basic one two, one two beat and is very repetitious throughout the 13 tracks + a bonus cover of Darkthrone’s “Transylvanian Hunger”, which sounds so dirty, kind of like black metal on a meth/crack combo.
I was not really blown away by Krigblast’s style of extreme punk/crust as it did not leave me on the edge of my seat, as the music here is just too predictable. Don’t take my word for it, listen to it for yourself and you’ll hear.
The vocals on this album remind a lot of Snake of Voivod during their early years and the music is more on par with what Doom did 22 years ago, like on their “The Greatest Invention” CD. This was Doom’s more mellowed out album, but featured some solid eardrum crushing moments.
There are some chilling arpeggio-like interludes on the end of the world-sounding “Voices Of Wrath”, a song heavy enough to knock your head off. It’s a song like this, I like, as they show so much dynamic emotions as opposed to always being hateful and full of testosterone.
“The Kill”, not to be confused with Napalm Death’s song, is a fervent, mosh frenzy delivering song, with some tripped out mellow parts. Now, this song was very well written with its apocalyptic, dirge driven aesthetics.
Krigblast is an okay band, nothing to write home about, or anything that’ll move heaven and hell. [SelfMadeGod] Sarjoo Devani