Human Cull: Stillborn Nation – album review

Human Cull – Stillborn Nation (WOOAAARGH)

CD/DL/LP/Cassette

Out Now

7/10

Coming from the South West of the UK Human Cull describe themselves as a ‘crustgrind power trio’, Louder Than War’s Adrian Bloxham has been listening to their recently released new album, read what he thinks below.

Rage and hatred are stamped all over this album. From the name of the band to the title of the record all you can feel is hopelessness and despair. The music is a Grind Core Crusty thrash devoid of any positivity and seeping violence. The songs are short and hard and anything but sweet. It’s the sound of grey crumbling concrete, the dying forests and poisoned seas. It’s a nod backwards to the Earache masters of the eighties and nineties and a look forwards to those of us that want this noise right now.

 

The album is fast and furious, like a cavalcade of kicks to the head and back at four o’clock in the morning as you are jumped on the way home. It’s the frustration of being old enough to vote but knowing that the world is utterly doomed anyway. The music ebbs and flows, the slow sections are hard and tight while the thrash is fast but utterly focused. The vocals are growled and painful, just as you would expect.

Any fans of the extreme will lap this up, a punch friendly Grinding Metal Opus built to make you feel blacker than you already do.

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Human Cull’s bandcamp page can be found here, they are also on Facebook.

All words by Adrian Bloxham. More work by Adrian on Louder Than War can be found here.

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