Loath are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of crust, grind and death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Total Peace" which was released by Inverse Records.
The album starts out with sound effects and distortion which also leads to heavy and dark sounding guitar riffs along with drums and a few seconds later bass and growls start to kick in along with spoken word samples.
When the album goes into the second song the music gets a bit more faster along with crust and grind influences while also keeping around the slow and dark parts as well as adding in screams and as the album progresses the drums start bringing in d beats and you can hear melodies coming out of the guitars in certain sections of the recording along with a brief use of guitar solos.
On this album Loath bring in a very heavy, dark and modern sound which combines crust, grindcore and death metal and unlike a lot of bands doing that mixture these days, this band seems to a very original approach to the genre.
Song lyrics cover darkness and everyday themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Loath are a very great sounding mixture of crust, grind and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Humanity" "Psychic Leech" "The Common God" and "Live Through Me". 8 out of 10.