The Crushing are a band from Oxford, England who claim that their songs have teeth and possess their own personas.
"Beasts" are what their drummer Penos calls them. I know this sounds slightly far fetched and you might laugh at such a suggestion in some circles, but after a listen to the first song they offer up off of their debut CD, 'Quickshooter' you start to understand where they are coming from and look nervously around for a way out of the building.
Listening to The Crushing gives you the same feeling as if you were an extra in one of those "Saw" movies. Their "beasts" sound like they are in the same shop as Slip Knot and a heavier big brother of Metallica. But that is where the similarities end because this band are more surgeon than musician. They operate on waves of sound to create a living nightmare only imagined by tortured souls on death row.
So jolly tunes for a walk in the country on a summer's day with a picnic and your best girl by your side they are not - but a good mosh after a gallon of evil brew in the winter of discontent they may be.
You can visit their website or check out their MySpace page to totally understand this review, and you too will become a fan of the living breathing sounds of The Crushing.
By: Dave Tommo
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