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  • I think they’re getting the “emo” from the vocals, which makes sense as it’s the only bit I don’t like. I’m REALLY liking the cello though.

    • Thatguy

      I hate cello.

      • Grymm

        Cello… It’s me…

      • That makes you my mortal enemy.

        How do you feel about electric cello….?

        • Bart the Repairman

          A propos electric cello – you probably know them, but…
          Recently I came across a full concert of this croatian duo named – wait for it – 2 Cellos, in some barely known cultural TV station. Guys just play covers, but HOW… they kill every single performance with unparalelled energy, making Apocalyptica look like kids from sunday school.

        • Thatguy

          Sorry all. It’s a bit of an in joke with me. I have had the bad luck to have gigged with a few classically trained cellists who ticked all the boxes of all the cliches about inflexible classically trained musicians – and one played consistently flat…

          Don’t really hate cello, just bad cellists.

          • We should jam, I am flexible as a 16yr old Chinese gymnast and I’m more often sharp than flat :D

  • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

    In my case, the “who’s who” of crust and grindcore turned to just “who?” because I have never heard of Wildspeaker, Masakari, Archivist, and Knifedoutofexistence.

    • Me either. I feel shame.

      • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

        I would not feel shame until checking those bands out to see what I’m missing. If it turns out they’re really good, then I’d feel shame.

        • [not a Dr]

          Conditional shame is the best kind of shame.

          • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

            Shame is not a thing that should be felt too easily…

        • brklyner

          I would suggest checking out Masakari, and if you dig them move on to Archivist, Architect (notice another naming theme here?) and Takaru (“There can be only one” is a killer record!). Lots of places to go from there.

          Emo crust is actually a pretty decent description for this type of music. When I hear emo I still think Rites of Spring, not bad hair cuts. Or maybe progressive crust/ d-beat? Anyway, this is quite good.

          • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

            I would say this Morrow band is too good to be called “emo” anything. Then again I’m biased against the “emo” term and most everything it stands for.

            On the bands you suggest, I have always thought that if I am going to check out Architect, I should also check out Engineer. Seriously.

    • Bart the Repairman

      Knifedoutofexistence, Iwrestledabearonce, Whywritebandnamesthisway?

      • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

        Thespacebaronmykeyboardbrokedown

        • Blueberry Balls

          Onedayiwassoboredthatidecidednevertouseanythingbutwordsagainnospacebarsnopunctuationjustowordsandeverythingwasgrand.

          • Carlos Marrickvillian

            Okthatsenough

        • [not a Dr]

          The Space Baron, My Key, Board Broke Down.
          Band, album, song

      • [not a Dr]

        TheyShouldAtLeastUsePascalCase. orCamelCaseIfTheyPrefer.

      • The Nerd.

        Stahpplease

  • buriedburiedburiedalive

    emo crust is also known as neo crust. early 2000’s melodic crust out of Spain (ekkaia, madame germen etc) huge amount of bands played this style of dark melodic crust back in the day.

    • Blueberry Balls

      barfy crust.

  • Blueberry Balls

    crusty metal love…

  • Rob

    Speaking of Archivist, this sounds almost exactly like Owsla-era Fall of Efrafa, which is a previous band of the vocalist’s. Wow, that’s an awkwardly structured sentence.

  • Eldritch Elitist

    It’s rare to find a crust band with a sense of identity (the most recent I can think of is Vhol, and they’re more metal than crust) but based on the embedded track these guys fucking nail it. Purchased! Thanks for selling me on this, Grymm.

  • Fuinha

    Anopheli also combines emo-crust with cello

    • Kronos

      Fans of this would do well to check out “The Ache of Want”

      • Grymm

        YES. Just… YES.

        • Kronos

          Were you previously unaware? Happy Saturday.

          • Grymm

            I was, but not anymore!

      • Eldritch Elitist

        Where Morrow is somber and melancholic, this album sounds downright jubilant. Thanks for the heads up on this. If only it had a better mix…

    • buriedburiedburiedalive

      Morrow and Anopheli share almost all the same members

  • ricin_beans

    I didn’t even know this genre existed. Now not only do I have a new band to check out but a whole new style.

    As always, this is both a blessing and a curse.

  • brklyner

    Humble suggestion: Install a dollar jar somewhere in the AMG office complex, and every time a review describes a band as “post-anything” the writer has to put in a dollar. At the end of the month the money will be sacrificed by being burned in a post-satanic ritual. (No dig on you specifically Grymm; this is a fine review.)

  • junkyhead

    Great addition to 2016. Loved the sound!