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Review: Winds of Genocide - Usurping the Throne of Disease
Winds of Genocide
Usurping the Throne of Disease

Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 32:45
Tracks: 9
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: May 11, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Usurping the Throne of Disease

Rated 3.2/5 (64%) (5 Votes)

Crust and Death sometimes work well together and sometimes not so much.

The UK's Winds of Genocide has a good grasp on how to combine D-beat orientated Crust with sort of Repulsion/early Napalm Death-style of Death Metal on their debut album, Usurping the Throne of Disease. This combination of styles is nothing new but it's still enjoyable, especially if you are in the right mood for it. There's no musical finesse in this type of extremely raw and stripped down shit but there shouldn't be.

Usurping the Throne of Disease is all about getting some extra steam out of your machine; it's as much about channeling your inner aggression and frustration the right way by using noise as a tool as much as it's about having fun with some of your closest friends. With that in mind we are talking about a successful record here. I am sure the Winds of Genocide camp is proud of this album and they should be. This is even more fun at loud volumes, especially if you don't count your neighbors among your friends.

No, this album doesn't push Horrified by Repulsion or From Enslavement to Obliteration by Napalm Death off their thrones but it still makes for good company for those albums of grinding, punky and crusty soundscapes. This is extreme music for extreme people, no more or no less.

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