Excruciation are a band from Switzerland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of doom, death metal and thrash and this is a review of their 2016 album "Crust" which was released by WormHoleDeath Records.
A very heavy and old school doom/death metal sound starts off the album along with some growling vocals that actually have a melodic tone to them at times going back to the mid 80's days of the genre and clean playing along with regular singing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic musical fashion and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some songs also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts and as the album progresses the guitar riffs start adding in more thrash influences and all of the songs stick either to a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Excruiciation creates another recording that mixes the mid 80's style of thrash, doom and death metal and mixes them together while still having a more modern take on the styles, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover humanity and human emotions.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Excruciation and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Disgrace" "The Scent Of The Dead" and "Glorious Times". 8 out of 10.