Swedish bands have been at it for decades now, churning out a non-stop barrage of death metal influenced type of crust punk that has influenced a lot of bands out there.
This newest release from Sweden is no exception.
With a brutal blend of heavy duty metallic dirge and a raw käng punk attitude, these six songs are a standout among most of the demos I’ve heard in a while. I’ve listened to this CD several times on repeat, and yes, it’s awesome. What’s most interesting is the band consists of only two people. Both Luka and Johan growl on this one; Luka plays both the bass and guitar, while Johan totally obliterates the drums (all the way from d-beat to blast beats and so on).
Lyrically, they don’t offer anything different than the old but formidable formulae about war, death and starvation. So if you’re looking for something more diverse or intellectually challenging, don’t play this record. However, if you’re looking for a powerful Scandinavian metal punk in the veins of Skitsystem, Martyrdöd, and Wolfbrigade, then Scaverngers Circle might be right up your alley.
Excellent debut from this minimalist metallic crust band.