Review Summary: Go Crust GO!
1. Buy Martyrdöd - Paranoia
2. Put the cd in the car-stereo
3. Push "Play"
4. Have a friend scrape your brains from the carchair neck-thing
AWWWW YEA them riffs.
Sweden has been the hotspot for underground d-beat/crust music for a long time now. And since i live there i thought i would get into this kind of music. So i went to a concert in a shabby bar with band-merch at the entrance, And i came in with very little to none expectations of what i was about to see and hear.
This was 3 years ago, just after "sekt" was released, and i have to tell you i havent seen a concert with more energy except when i went to Leeds/England and saw "pulled apart by horses".
Present GO! a couple of days ago i heard that martyrdöd would release another album, and i felt like a child on christmas.
Album Starts off with "Nog Är Nog" (Enough is Enough) and you hear right away that this is the Martyrdöd that you've come to love and adore in the past decade. They dont back away from incorporate melody,
Solo's and harsh attacks of massive riffs and beautiful disaster.
The first thing i noticed about this album is that it have a more cleaner and enhanced engineering and most crustfans might think this is a bad thing, but in my opinion it just adds to the music array that Martyrdöd
have perfected through the years. Now The thing that makes this album so good is that the members of martyrdöd dont really reinvent the crust genre, but they do it better that most of their peers. The vocals are as
Throat-shredding and mindblowing as you remember them to be and the mucicanship have never been better.
This is a D-Beat Classic and a must have for fans of the genre. You might not appreciate it as much if you are a
newcomer to the genre. Still, Nothing on this album feels pushed, rushed or out of place. If I had to isolate one aspect of the album that really puts it over the top, it would be the dynamics. While it’s not uncommon to see modern d-beat bands incorporate a wide array of musical influences from the metal end of the spectrum, including solos, pinch-harmonics, discordant melodies, polyrhythmic syncopation, etc.,
but few bands do it with the ease and feeling of authenticity that marks Paranoia.