Unrest - ST
2011, Rising Riot Records
Unrest's self titled ep was, in my opinion, one of the better crustcore records to be released last year. Coming out of Münster, Germany, these guys play crusty, melodic hardcore , a la Tragedy, with a big infusion of metal. This isn't groundbreaking in any way, but it is earth shatteringly good and bleak as hell and the guys do inject a bit of a death metal vibe into some of these songs which gives them an even heavier metallic slant as well as some really messy, but cool blast beats. The ep, consisting of four tracks, varying from shy of two minutes to almost five, was released on Rising Riot Records, who graciously has offered this release as a free download here. I do urge you to pick up a copy of this though. What else if there to say? This is a stellar hardcore record with a great sense of melody and aggression, done by five guys who know how to write really great cohesive songs. And it's free. Go, stupid!