20 October 2012
Misery / Extinction Of Mankind - 2001 - Apocalyptic Crust CD
The other band here, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND, hail from the UK. They have been around almost as long as MISERY, and also possess a similar musical confidence. Their sound is similar to MISERY, but their bass guitar is more prominent in the mix. Their sound is also similar to DOOM, with heavy guitars and gruff vocals. Most of their songs are mid-paced, but EOM add some thrash bits for flavor.
Overall, this is a mandatory purchase for anyone interested in the crust genre. My only complaint has to do with the CD’s sequencing. Instead of having all of MISERY’s tracks, then all of EXTINCTION OF MANKIND’s tracks like a typical split CD, this disc has each band’s tracks interspersed. Near the end there’s a noticeable difference in recording quality between the two bands.