Tuesday, March 11, 2014

@ DoomToGrindZine

"Nuclear Altar are a band from Croatia that plays a mixture of crust, d beat and grindcore and this is a review of their self released 2013 ep "Blessed Ruins".

The ep starts out with a slow, dark and heavy sound and a minute later crust style growls make their way into the music and on the following track the music goes into a more fast crustcore direction.

As the ep progresses the band start bringing in a mixture of slow and fast parts along with some death metal influences and d beats and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and on one of the tracks they bring in a small amount of guitar leads.

Nuclear Alter stick to more of an old school mixture of crust, d beat and grind throughout this recording having a sound that is closer to the mid 80's and they also bring in Discharge and Anti Cimex covers.

Song lyrics cover dark and political themes, while the production has a very dark, powerful, heavy and old school sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this ep.

In my opinion Nuclear Altar are a very great sounding mixture of crust, d beat and grind and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dismal Worship Begins" "Seeing Demons Everywhere" "Gates Forever Closed" and "Blessed Ruins". 8 out of 10."


Sunday, March 9, 2014