Besta are a band from Portugal that plays a mixture of grindcore and punk and this is a review of their 2014 album "John Carpenter" which was released as a joint effort between Raging Planet, Black Embers And Ruin Records.
A very heavy crust sound starts off the album before the music goes into a faster grindcore direction which also shows the band adding in blast beats along with a mixture of growls and screams and they also bring in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some powerful sounding bass guitars.
Most of the music is in an old school crust punk/grindcore direction and the first few songs go by very fast with all of them being under 2 minutes and some of the screams bring a black metal feeling to the recording and they also add in a small amount of melody at times, on the 7th track the band bring in their epic track which is 4 minutes in length as well as being in a slower direction than most of the songs that are present on this recording and they return back to a faster and brutal direction on the following tracks.
Besta play a very old school and brutal mixture of grindcore and crust punk which also has melody at times which makes the band really stand out, the production sounds very professional and heavy while the lyrics are written in their native tongue and cove r political themes.
In my opinion Besta are a very great sounding old school and brutal mixture of grindcore and crust punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Estrela Negra" "Nova Lorque 1997" "A Biblia De Satanas" and "A Coisia". 8 out of 10.