Skrawl: demo cassette

Skrawl: demo cassette


Tags: · 10s · black metal · hardcore · metal · noisy · punk · recommended
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Self-Released
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Dirty, lowish-fi blackmetal/punk a la Ildjarn or maybe later RP etc. etc. Members of Savage Blind God, Latishas Skull Drawing and a thousand other projects.

Our take: Demo cassette from this new blackened punk band out of Rhode Island. While I’m not super familiar with this style (honestly I don’t even really know if Skrawl would describe themselves as “blackened punk” or if there are even enough bands doing this kind of thing to call it a genre or style), I was a big fan of Raspberry Bulbs and Skrawl have a similar thing going on, and are just as exciting to my ears. The core of the sound is straightforward and punishing metal-punk in the vein of Hellhammer, but Skrawl also have a bit of the more harmonically complex Norweigan black metal style in their sound, particularly on the standout first track, “Soul Scrawl,” as well as some mid-paced parts that seem just as rooted in the traditional hardcore breakdown as they do in Tom Warrior’s riffing style. The recording is warm and organic-sounding without being too lo-fi, and all of the tracks feel really interesting and well-fleshed out. I could see this demo getting attention from Youth Attack Records fanatics as well as people into punk-influenced black metal like Wulkanaz… if that sounds appealing to you I highly recommend checking this one out.