Hive are a band from Minnesota that plays a mixture of crust, d beat and hardcore and this is a review of their 2017 album "Parasitic Twin" which was released by Crown & Throne Ltd.
A very heavy crust sound along with some d beats start off the album along with some aggressive hardcore style vocals a few seconds later and melodies along with elements of post hardcore can be heard at times along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and a touch of metal can also be heard at times.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the solos and leads also bring in an old school crust and d beat style while the music still sounds very modern at the same time and a great portion of the tracks are very short in length while there are also a couple of long and epic tracks as the album progresses while a later song introduces atmospheric drones and clean guitars along with a few slides onto the album and spoken word samples are also used briefly.
Hive plays a musical style that takes crust, d beat and dark hardcore and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and apocalyptic themes.
In my opinion Hive are a very great sounding mixture of crust, d beat and dark hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Low Hanging Fruit Of War" "Foot Binding" "Intruder" and "Heaven's Gutter". 8 out of 10.