Minneapolis' post futurist crust punks team up with long running Indonesian crasher crusties. Pro dubbed cassette with 5 tracks of crashing and powerful punk.
This tape contains the 3 tracks left over from the Geiger Counter sessions of the Nuclear EP which will finally be available in the US from Profane Existence.
Our take: Split tape from these two metallic crust bands. Geiger Counter is from Minneapolis and you may remember them from their previous releases while Zudas Krust is a long-running Indonesian band I’m hearing for the first time. It’s a good pairing since both bands sound like they’re influenced by Japanese hardcore, but infuse the sound with a distinct death metal influence, particularly in the guttural vocal sound the two bands share. The first two tracks on Geiger Counter’s side have a Death Side gallop, an epic feel, and even a few melodic, Chelsea-esque lead guitar breaks, while the last track speeds things up to more of a Bastard tempo. As for Zudas Krust, their recording is rawer and their sound is even more metal. While some of it still sounds like Japanese hardcore, Axegrinder’s Rise of the Serpent Men would be a closer reference point. Good stuff for the dreadlocks and denim crowd.