Gust are a band from Sweden that plays a very progressive form of hardcore and this is a review of their self titled 2014 album which will be released on September 14th by Southern Lord Records.
A very raw and old school hardcore sound starts off the album along with some aggressive crustcore style screams and after the intro the music starts to speed up a bit and adds in d beats along with the guitars adding a metal influence and the slower sections bring a progressive feeling to the recording along with some melody.
The guitar leads the band uses go back to the 80's style of hardcore and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with a good amount of reverb and distorted parts and some of the riffing also brings a post hardcore feeling to the bands musical sound at times but in a more heavier and darker manner and more than halfway through the album clean guitars are added into the music briefly along with a small amount of spoken word parts before making a return back to a heavier musical direction.
Gust plays a very old school style that combines in elements of crust and d beat as well as some metal influences while also bringing in more progressive structures to their musical sound without watering down their songs like most bands of this genre when they make an attempt at the same style, the production sounds very dark, heavy and old school while the lyrics cover angry, hateful and political themes.
In my opinion Gust are a very great sounding progressive hardcore band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "History Repeats" "Unease" "Hollow Faces" and "Restless hands". 8 out of 10.
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