Pennsylvania's Crowhurst has returned with a new recording which shows the music going into a mixture of black, doom metal, d beat, post punk and noise rock and this is a review of their self released 2020 ep "The Fake Grape Sessions".
Drum beats start off the ep along with some powerful sounding bass guitars a few seconds later. Elements of post punk and noise rock are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording while the vocals bring in an angry yet somewhat melodic style of vocals that are very heavily rooted in the 80's era.
D beats can also be heard in some parts of the recording while the solos and leads are also done in a very old school indie rock style. The slower sections of the music also brings in the heaviness of doom metal along with the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody at times. spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and some of the screams also add in a touch of black metal.
On this recording Crowhurst moves away from the black metal and noise style of their previous releases and goes into more of a mixture of black, doom metal, d beat, noise rock and post punk as well as adding in some session work from members of Primitive Man, Lycia and Sol Invictus while the production sounds very dark along with all of the songs being recorded live.
In my opinion this is another decent sounding recording from Crowhurst and if you are a fan of black, doom metal, d beat, post punk and noise rock, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "No Saving Grace" and "Changes". 7/5 out of 10.