Monday, June 25, 2012
Dresden- Extinguish the Cross 7" review
Dresden- Extinguish the Cross 7” review
This record is a certified ripper of a single- so much energy mixed in with the epicness of crust churns out an unstoppable mix of great music. “Extinguish the Cross” has a decent intro that builds up lots of energy and unleashed it in a very quick burst of anger and rage that comes from singer Eric “Bitty” Hammers in a raspy, rigid howl. Proving that even crust is subject to breakdowns, Dresden comes in and puts a killer breakdown right in the middle of the song, still finishing it with raspy fury. “Shallow Grave”, though similar in style, packs a much stronger punch. The chorus is what does it; the back-up singer has a haunting bark that is a great companion to Bitty’s shrill howl. Though it sucks that there were but two songs on this record, these are two punishing crust tunes that nobody should pass up.