Hellbastard are a band from the U.K that has a very long history and are one of the creators of crustcore and this is a review of their 2012 ep "Sons Of Bitches" which was released by PATAC Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with not much in the way of blast beats, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the synths they are only utilized briefly on a couple of songs and they bring a dark sound to the music .
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine early crustcore with thrash without sounding out of date while also remaining heavy as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars are very old school thrash style guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they are only utilized on the last song and they use full chords to bring a reggae sound to the music.
Vocals are all hardcore/crust style yelling with some spoken word parts as well as a brief use of reggae style vocals on the last song, while the lyrics cover hateful themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is a great comeback recording from Hellbastard and if you are a fan of t his band, you should enjoy this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Arcadia" and "System Whore". RECOMMENDED BUY.