AUREOLE OF ASH: Morbid Reality: 10”

Before I dive in: it is depressing that we still need anti-Nazi messaging on punk records. Thanks to Aureole Of Ash for laying down the law on this great 10”. This German trio plays raw and angry crust with blast beats and double bass drums and a layer of fuzz that spits from the speakers like steel wool. The cover’s badass, too: murky black silk-screening on brown cardboard. Everything about this twelve-song banger kicks ass. –Chris Terry (halooffliesrecords.com)