INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL – North of Nowhere CD
German STENCHCORE/CRUST for those who love DEVIATED INSTINCT, AXEGRINDER, AMEBIX & the likes! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
North of Nowhere is a recent classic, hailed by many as one of the best crust-related releases of 2009.
Taking their name from an old NAPALM DEATH’s song, this German quartet started out as an old-school style grindcore band with a few small releases, but once they put out this album last year INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL have changed tremendously into an awesome tribute to the early 80s “stenchcore” genre, updating the laboured, heavy crust sound as heard on Deviated Instinct, Axegrinder and early Bolt Thrower releases.
Dirty, heavy and dark like the best of them. Best thing is IOS have great songs that keep you coming back to the album. These crusty kids have a way with writing excellent riffage which hook you up for life. There are a few songs here which gonna hound us to the graves, especially “Old, Lonely, Embittered”.[audio:ios_embittered_96kbps.mp3]
Band Info: http://www.myspace.com/stenchcore