Phobia are a band from Orange County, California that has a history that goes back more than 20 years that plays a musical style that I would describe as being brutal crust/grindcore and this is a review of their 2012 album "Remnants Of Filth" which was released by Willowtip.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with grindcore riffs that dominate throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine crust and grindcore together, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very primitive sounding crust/grind guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls, crustcore style yelling and high pitched grindcore screams along with some spoken word samples being thrown in at times, while the lyrics cover hateful, political, drinking and everyday themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound to it where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great album from Phobia and if you are a fan of brutal crust/grindcore, you should check this album out. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dementia Having Overdose" "Let It Go" "No Sympathy For The Weak" and "Filthy Fucking Punks". RECOMMENDED BUY.