Debut LP from this Danish hardcore band featuring former members of Under Al Kritik.
Our take: Debut 12” from this Danish band. They had an earlier 7” that we carried and the group features a former member of Under Al Kritik, whose EP Sorry State released way back in 2009. Støv is bleak, dark, and desperate, but it’s also intricate and eclectic. The heavy reverb on the vocals, occasional tremolo picking, and dissonant harmonies all seem to come from black metal and contribute to the record’s cold and distant vibe. However, Ond Tro is identifiably a hardcore punk band and not a metal band. Their loose, fast, and darkly melodic way of writing and playing songs reminds me of Everything Falls Apart-era Hüsker Dü or early Articles of Faith, while some songs dabble with bigger melodies that recall the Observers or No Hope for the Kids. However, through all of it the dark and desperate quality persists. I imagine that Støv is too introverted and intricate to catch the hype machine’s ear, but if you like Mülltüte or Kafka Prosess you’ll really enjoy it.