OSMANTIKOS: Survival: LP

Self-described “Hypertension crustcore since 2006,” there’s something wickedly charming about this over-the-top Malaysian trio. A split release between half a dozen international DIY labels, Survival features a full color poster/lyric sheet, skulls and rats and rat skulls all over the place, tons of soundbites, and well-recorded and executed metallic crust. Fans of the genre take note, because these guys rip. Like, this shit is doom-laden. While it’s musically not my bag, I absolutely love and respect the DIY spirit of cooperation and community being shown here. –Keith Rosson (SPHC and more)