Halshug are a band from Denmark that plays a mixture of crust, d beat and hardcore and this is a review of their 2015 album "Blodets Band" which will be released in February by Southern Lord.
A very distorted reverb sound starts off the album before going into a very fast and aggressive crust direction along with some hardcore style shouts and screams and you can also hear a great amount of old school d beats and the bands musical style along with all of the riffs bringing in a great amount of raw aggression.
Solos and leads when they are utilized remain true to a crustcore direction and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs are also very short in length with the longest one being a little over 3 minutes along with the faster sections utilizing a great amount of blast beats and the songs also bring in a great mixture of both mid paced and fast parts.
Halshug plays a style of crust, d beat, and hardcore that is very raw and heavy as well as being very old school and there is never a soft or weak moment to be heard anywhere on the recording, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover violent themes along with the song s being written in a mixture of English and Danish.
In my opinion Halshug are a very great sounding mixture of crust, d beat and hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Inferno" "Blodets Band" and "Total Destruktion". 8 out of 10.