Yeah well, we decided to further nitpick at that thread and now talk about a subgenre that exist from metal music, Crust Punk. A combination of both extreme metal and English punk, the genre of Crust Punk was bore during the early 80’s in England. Often taking a very dark approach with its lyrics and music, overtime the genre has grown a rather prominent fanbase.
Some of them all-time favourite Crust Punk bands have very much created interesting music and we thought it’d be intriguing to get to know a little more about some of the most listened to Crust Punk acts on Spotify.
So, without wasting anymore of your time, here are your top 10 Crust Punk acts!
#10 Choking Victim
Formed at the big apple, Choking Victim only released one studio album entitled ‘No Gods, No Managers'. After only being together for 6 years, the band split and then came together again in late 2005 and once more in 2014.
Years active: 1992 - 1998
Album: No Gods/No Managers (1999)
Famous song: 500 Channels
#9 Leftöver Crack
Following the split of Choking Victim, Leftöver Crack was formed in 1998. Opposing religion, capitalism and authority, this punk rock band write songs of radical leftist nature.
Years active: 1998 - present
Latest album: Leftover Leftover Crack (2018)
Famous song: Gang Control
Formerly known as Black Death, Darkthrone is a metal band which formed in Norway in the mid-80’s. The band’s first three albums were considered the peak of their career and was also known to be the most influential of all their albums.
Years active: 1986 - present
Latest album: Old Star (2019)
Famous song: Transilvanian Hunger
#7 Municipal Waste
Municipal Waste was formed in 2000/2001, where they played their first gig at a New Year’s Eve party. Touring a lot in the US and Mexico, the band went through several line-up changes over the years. They have also since released 6 studio albums.
Years active: 2001 - present
Latest single: The Last Rager (2019)
Famous song: The Art of Partying
A Norwegian band whose songs are in Norwegian, this heavy metal band came to exist in ’07. In 2013, Kvelertak had the opportunity to perform in San Francisco and caught the attention of Metallica frontman James Hartfield. The group also opened for the famous band on their Worldwide Tour in 2017.
Years active: 2007 - present
Latest album: Splid (2020)
Famous song: Mjød
#5 The Casualties
Also formed in New York, The Casualties was founded by 4 of its original members in 1990. In 2013, vocalist of the band Jorge Herrera was accused of sexual assault, but none of the accusations were proven in court.
Years active: 1990 - present
Latest album: Pet Sematary (2020)
Famous song: We Are All We Have
At number 4 is Spanish power metal band known as WarCry. Formed in the year 2001, the group has since won various awards in both Spain and Latin America. They have also had many line-up changes, with their only constant member being founder, Victor Garcia.
Years active: 2001 - present
Latest album: La Voz Dormida (2020)
Famous song: La Vida en un Beso
#3 Napalm Death
Formed in 1981 England, Napalm Death has often combined both crust punk and death metal in their music. They have since released 16 studio albums and ranks as the 7th best selling metal band in the United States.
Years active: 1981 - present
Latest album: Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism (2020)
Famous song: The Wolf I Feed
Originally known as Elmo Kennedy O’Connor, Bones is an American rapper who also dabbles in metal. In the underground hip hop scene, Bones is regarded as one of the most influential artists and has since garnered a large fanbase.
Years active: 2010 - present
Latest album: Remains (2020)
Famous song: HDMI
And topping the list at number 1 is Grammy Award-winning Mexican rock band, Zoé. The band was formed in 1994, but only further established itself in 1997. Since then, the group has achieved success in Mexico and most Spanish-speaking countries.