EVIDENCE SMRTI: Self-titled: LP

Smrti translates into English as “death.” This outfit from the CzechRepublic reside in the heavy and crushing metallic hardcore punk realm populated by bands like Wolfbrigade, Hellshock, and Amebix, with equally dark and bleak lyrical content. The music box that is used in the song “Zapomen” gives the song an eerie effect, which brings a more interesting aspect to their sound. They cover Nausea’s “Cybergod,” injecting more heaviness and urgency into this version than the original. You get the blistering wall of guitar sound coupled with the pummeling gallop of percussion required to make this stuff hit you dead in the chest. I’m very stoked to have this record in my collection. Comes with a color fold-out poster as well.

 –M.Avrg ()