EXTINCTION OF MANKIND: The Nightmare Seconds…: LP

I read that this is the second full-length from this band. I thought they had put out more records since their first LP because of all the patches I see on the kids. I think the first LP was Baptised in Shit that Skuld out of Germany put out. I have that record and I believe it came out in 1995 or 1996. That is an eight or nine year gap between full lengths. Hiatus? Break-up? Looking at the lineups of the two records, the only remaining members are Ste on vocals and Ginny on bass. I haven’t listened to previous record in sometime. The new record is absolutely incredible. I don’t know if they have reformed, but they sound like they have continued to write and get stronger. It’s only fitting that this band does a cover of “Arise” by Amebix. A mighty damn good one to boot. It’s crust that is heavy on the metallic guitars and is a natural progression of what Amebix started—music that is dark and has the power of a bulldozer. This record should become one that many will refer to as a classic in the future.

 –don (Profane Existence)