Japanese band Kruelty keep their brand of down-tuned death metal influenced hardcore DUMB heavy. The band has just released their latest installment, a split with Terminal Nation. The vinyl version is out on Pennsylvania’s 20 Buck Spin who had this to say:
“The 2nd split release of the year from 20 Buck Spin sees the return of Terminal Nation for the first time since the crushing ‘Holocene Extinction’ LP released in the bleak pandemic Summer of 2020. Joining them on the split is Japan’s ultra-heavy kingpins Kruelty, fresh off tour dates in both the U.S. and Europe after releasing the furious ‘A Dying Truth’ and ‘Immortal Nightmare’ in 2020.
Reinforcing the fact of being one of the heaviest bands on the planet, Terminal Nation offers three new tracks on the A side, declaring all out war on the imperial masters pulling the world’s strings. The darkness of Death Metal and Bolt Thrower’s tank march matched with the ferocious power of the Hardcore breakdown, the songs are teeming with a nation’s rage on the brink of boiling over into full blown chaos.
Kruelty similarly has found the sweet spot where Hardcore meets old-school steamrolling Death and Doom Metal. “Suppression” and “Under Your Pressure” reveal some of the band’s most punishing, structure-leveling riffs and bloodied beatdowns to date.
Additionally, each vocalist from Terminal Nation and Kruelty also appear with guest vocals on a track from the other with Tatami of Kruelty appearing on Terminal Nation’s ‘Sacrificial Capital’ and Stan of Terminal Nation appearing on Kruelty’s ‘Under Your Pressure’. Heaviest split of 2022? Easily…”