Rutsa are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge metal, crust and grindcore and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "Hakissa".
Distorted noises start off the ep along with some heavy guitars and high pitched screams a few seconds later and the slower sections of the songs bring in elements of sludge and doom metal and when the music speeds up it goes fro a more brutal grindcore direction that also uses a great amount of blast beats.
A small amount of stoner style melodies can be heard in the music at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the vocals also mix in elements of death metal and crust while most of the tracks are very short in length and you can also h ear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts.
On this recording Rutsa takes the heaviness of sludge and doom metal and mixes it with the speed and brutality of crust and grindcore and also mix in a touch of harsh noise to create a very dark yet heavy recording, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Rutsa and if you a re a fan of sludge, crust, and grindcore, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hakissa" "Egoismi" and "Laihua Lothu". 8 out of 10.