Archagathus are a band from Canada that plays a brutal mixture of punk, grind, crust and mincecore and this is a review of their 2014 album "Dehumanizer" which was released by EveryDayHate Records.
Spoken word samples start off the album before going into more of a fast and raw grindcore direction that also sees the band adding in blast beats, guttural death/grind growls and high pitched screams and all of the tracks are very short in length with the longest one being a little over a minute and close to the 2 minute mark.
Every second and minute of this recording sticks to a very raw and brutal style of grindcore and the band avoids using any melody, solos or leads while there are some slow and mid paced sections being utilized at times and as the album progresses the band starts bringing in more of an energetic punk influence and mixes it in with their brutal grindcore style.
Archagathus plays a very brutal style of grind/mincecor e that brings back a great amount of rawness, heaviness and aggression that has been missing from this genre for years, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent, hateful, drinking, political and anti corporation themes.
In my opinion Archagathus are a very great sounding brutal mixture of punk, grind, crust and mincecore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Drunk As Fuck" "Dehumanizer" "War Inside" and "Sad but true'. 8 out of 10.