Sunday, 24 June 2012
Crutch - Crutch EP (2011)
Crutch is a vegan powerviolence band from San Diego, California, USA. They play in the early first-wave style of the genre, reminiscent of straight-ahead pissed off, minimalist and pulverizing works of Crossed Out, No Comment or Neanderthal. Like their newer peers Breathing Fire, Scapegoat, Chest Pain, Sea of Shit or SFN they've got a slight bit more of grinding to their sound but are still not completely distant from hardcore. Definitely a phenomenal tip of the hat to the glory days of the genre, so make sure to keep your eye out for them. Here is their first self-titled EP, which was released by the band in 2011.