Axis Of Despair are a band from Sweden that plays grindcore with a touch of crust and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Mankind Crawls" which will be released on October 28th by Give Praise Records.
A very heavy sound starts off the ep before going into a very fast crust/grind direction along with some growling vocals and blast beats and the music is very heavily rooted in the mid 80's and early 90's style of crust and grindcore and some of t he riffs also bring in a small amount of melody at times.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also gets very brutal at times while also bringing in a touch of hardcore and most of the tracks are very short in length and none of the songs ever bring in any guitar leads or solos and the music also remains very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording.
Axis Of Despair plays a very old school and traditional style of grindcore that is also very heavily influenced by crust and hardcore, the production sounds very profesisonal while the lyrics cover angry and real life themes.
In my opinion Axis Of Despair are a very great sounding grindcore band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Last Sight" and "Under The Surface". 8 out of 10.