[Galicia] [Symphony of Destruction / Phobia / Absurda Existencia]
300 copies // Black
Barbarian Crust from Galicia, debut album with 7 intense and primal tracks who blend the 90's Black Metal essence and the rawness of the Crust Punk!!
With (ex-)members of Ursus, Los Tregos, Inu, Mordaza...
Co-release with Abbsurda Existencia & Phobia
(Last Rites review)
I’d never heard of “barbarian crust” horde Amhra before hitting play on the Galicia-based band’s Más Allá
debut. Co-released by labels Symphony of Destruction, Abbsurda Existencia, and Phobia Records, Más Allá
is heavy as the Sword of Damocles and features gruffer-than-gruff tunes that hit like a nail-spiked baseball bat. After a few creepy crow cries, the storming “Reflejos” kicks things off, with steamrolling tracks like “Salida,” “Fauces” and “Perros” delivering guttural barks, sheet-metal drums and thick, tarnished riffs. Mammoth-sounding metallic crust plays a big role here, but forget any of the spit and polish of trendsetting crustcore. Amhra’s take on crust and d-beat is downbeat, dirty and toxic—definitely not made for fence sitters or fly-by-night flunkies.