Martydod are a band from Sweden that plays a very melodic and dark form of crust/grind mixed in with some punk rock and this is a review of their 2012 album "Paronoia" which was released by Southern Lord Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine crust punk with grindcore along with some dark sounding melody being thrown into the riffing in addition the songs are very long for this genre while most songs of this type are usually 2 to 3 minutes at the most, while the lead guitars are very raw, primitive and chaotic sounding crust punk guitar solos and leads that utilize some melody at times.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls that have a depressive feeling to them that kind of reminds me of black metal along with some high pitched grindcore screams in addition there is a brief use of spoken word parts, while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover dark and hateful themes, as for the production it has a very dark, powerful and heavy sound to it.
In my opinion Martydod are a very great sounding crust punk, grindcore hybrid with a melodic edge and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Overkom Er Radsla" "Ett Hjarta Av Eld" "Paranoia" and "Avbon". RECOMMENDED BUY.