Asile: Kichesippi Toxique 12"
Debut 12" from this crust punk band from Ottawa, Canada. This is some excellent, slightly rocked-out crust that reminds me a lot of first 12"-era Anti-Cimex, early Totalití_r, or maybe even a slightly more rocked-out and well-developed Doom. The songs are heavy, hard-charging, but with enough riffs and catchiness (particularly the leads, which are ripping and melodic in that Vaaska kind of way) that you want to hear them again... this is more than just the sensation of raw noise washing over you. Excellent release, and absolutely killer artwork to boot. Rust and Machine Records