Victims are a band from Sweden that plays crustcore and this is a review of their 2016 album "Sirens" which will be released in April by Tankcrimes.
Distorted amp noise starts off the album along with some drum beats a few seconds and heavy guitar riffs that are rooted in the d beat style of the 80's as well as some melodic guitar leads and aggressive hardcore style vocals and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
At times the music can be very raw along with a great amount of tremolo picking and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear back up gang shouts in the music at times and while t he music is very heavily rooted in the 80's the production gives the songs more of a modern feeling and the whole album also remains heavy from beginning to ending of the recording.
Victims goes back to the early days of crust, d beat and hardcore punk and mixes them together with a more modern take to create some very aggressive sounding music, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion Victims are a very great sounding crustcore band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Walls" "Seven" "Sirens" and "Ashes". 8 out of 10.
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