Gust, “Reality Chokes”

Louis Pattison

By Louis Pattison

International Editor
on 09.10.14 in Listen to This

Once more known for doom drones and depressive black metal, in recent times Greg Anderson’s Southern Lord label have chosen to sign bands, like The Secret and Baptists, pursuing a more straightforward and unpretentious sound: a brutal hardcore-inflected metal harking back to crust forefathers like Amebix. Perhaps Anderson is trying to shuck off the hipsters, but all the same there’s plain broad appeal to new signing Gust, a quartet from Trollhättan, Sweden. “Reality Chokes” is a caustic crusher from their forthcoming self-titled second, which lands on Southern Lord next week.