Alpinist are a band from Munich, Germany that plays a Power Violence style of crust punk/grindcore and this is a review of their 2011 album "Licht Arm Minus Mensch" which will be released by Southern Lord Records.
Drums range from slow, midpaced o fast drumming with alot of brutal blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very powerful tone with a great amount of brutal grind/punk riffs.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast riffs that combine influences from power violence, grindcore, crust/punk and noise rock with a great amount of distortion, while the lead guitars are very chaotic and noisy guitar solo that also have a great amount of melody being thrown in at times, as for the accoustic guitars when they are utilized they use full chords to add a darker dimension to the music.
Vocals are mostly high pitched crust/grind screams with some hardcore style shouts being thrown in at times, while the lyrics are written in both English and German and cover themes such as hatred, racism, bigotry and homophobia, as for the production it has a very heavy, powerful and raw sound to it while still being professional enough to the point where you can hear all of the musical instruments.
In my opinion Alpinist are a very original crust punk/grind band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dlibarete" "The Cursed World-Open Minded" "Nighttime Poet Daytime Dead" and "This Song Will Not Save Your Life". RECEMMONDED BUY