THE CRUST REMAINS THE SAME AS PUNK KINGS REISSUE THEIR ROTTEN ’80S CLASSIC
■ There are two types of classic (or even K!lassic) albums.there are those that remain untouchable decades later and those that are of their time, but surpassed by what comes later. Slayer’s Reign In Blood and Napalm Death’s Scum are examples of the former. Monolith, released around the same time, might fit in avenn diagram with both, although it hasn’t stood the test of time quite so well. The production doesn’t hold up but, building on the work of Motörhead, Discharge and an emerging breed of metal bands, the Amebix mix of crude thrash riffs, dirty sludge and atmospheric swirls of post-punk art did birth an entire foetid crust-punk scene. It’s a snarling curio and still a worthy blast from the past. DOWNLOAD: The Power Remains. FOR FANS OF: Motörhead,venom.