Ancst are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of raw and melodic black metal and crustcore and this is a review of their 2014 compilation album "In Turmoil" which was released by Wooaaargh.
Dark sound effects start off the compilation along with some distorted drones a few seconds later as well as some spoken word samples which leads up to a heavier musical sound and then aggressive crustcore style growls start to kick in and after awhile you can hear elements of melodic black metal in the bands musical style.
Blast beats can be heard on a regular basic throughout the recording and after awhile more raw black metal elements are added into the music along with a more crust orientated take on the genre and the band also b rings in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording giving the band more of a post rock feeling.
On some of the tracks ambient drones are brought in while the main focus remains more on a raw, fast and melodic musical style and at time s you can also hear elements of screamo in a good amount of the tracks and spoken word samples also make a return on some of the later songs and towards the end a brief melodic black metal lead finds its way into the music.
Ancst takes a lot of songs from their past splits and ep's and create a compilation that displays some of the best in raw, melodic blackened crust, the production has a very raw and heavy sound while the lyrics cover anti racist, anti sexism, and anti fascist themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding compilation from Ancst and of you are a fan of black metal and crust, you should check out this album> RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Entropie" "The Faceless" "Howl" and "Peripheral". 8 out of 10.