Astat - Embers (2020)

Astat is a blackened crust band with violin from Hanover, Germany.

Vocals: Fabian | Vocals/Violin: Marianne | Bass: Trekker | Drums: Lennart | Guitar: Martin | Guitar: Nico

Similar to: Embers (funnily enough)

Album Description

All tracks include violin

Tracklist

  1. Flood
  2. Embers
  3. Void
  4. Blacklist

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René Maheu - Mor (2020)

René Maheu is a screamo/crust band with violin from Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Album Description

All tracks include violin

Tracklist

  1. Carnivores
  2. Flowerviolence
  3. Dream Of The Red Chamber
  4. Mor
  5. The Sky Can No Longer Be Seen
  6. Agony
  7. Epilogue

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Keava - Afterlight (2019)

Keava is a screamo/post-rock band from Москва, Russian Federation

Been meaning to make a post about this album for a while. Their previous album, svet moí, is also highly recommended.

Album Description

All tracks include cello

Tracklist

  1. Fatni
  2. Omela
  3. Frost Queen
  4. Bethabara
  5. Mecon
  6. Spring Beasts
  7. Calvaria

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Ατοπία - Ατοπία (2012)

Ατοπία (Atopia) is a hardcore punk band from Thessaloniki, Greece

This is part of the rabbit hole mentioned in the Τελευταίος Αιώνας post--the violinist for Atopia is the same as the one in Τελευταίος Αιώνας.

Album Description

All tracks include violin

Tracklist

  1. Εισαγωγή (Introduction)
  2. Καλοκαίρι (Summer)
  3. Σιχαίνομαι (I Despise)
  4. Πυροβολήστε Τον (Shoot Him)
  5. Παιχνιδούπολη (Toy Town)
  6. Δεν Είμαι Είδος (I'm Not An Item)
  7. Στην Αυλή Των Παρείσακτων (In The Yard Of The Outsiders)
  8. Μια Στιγμή (One Moment)
  9. Έγκλειστος Κόσμος (Confined World)
  10. Αντίλογος (Contradiction)
  11. Υπέροχη Θέα (Wonderful View)

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Source: Band's website | Quality: MP3 320

Τελευταίος Αιώνας - Unreleased Split

Τελευταίος Αιώνας (English translation: The Last Century) was a crust band with violin and dual male/female vocals from Thessaloniki, Greece. They formed in 2007 and broke up in 2010.

Vocals: Ζωη | Guitar/Vocals: Χρηστος | Guitar: Γιαννης | Bass: Σταϊκος | Violin: Δεσποινα | Drums: Χρηστος

This band never had an official release beyond a single track on a compilation after they had broken up. However, former members of the band have since posted some tracks from an unreleased split with Επιθανάτιος Ρόγχος to YouTube.

The members of this band have been in a lot of Greek crust bands that are worth checking out. Some now play in Kataxnia (Καταχνιά) (highly recommended), and various members have been in/are also in bands like Επιθανάτιος Ρόγχος, Έρημος, Hellstorm, and others (I haven't fully explored this rabbit hole yet).

Album Description

All tracks include violin

Tracklist

  1. Intro
  2. η ζωή μας είναι σουγιαδιές (κατερίνα γώγου) ["Our lives are knives" a poem from Katerina Gwgou]
  3. φλερτάροντας με την ανυπαρξία [Flirting with non-existence]
  4. ένας χρόνος άγχους [One year of anxiety]
  5. στα χάδια ενός βρυκόλακα [The caresses of a vampire]

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Special thanks to an anonymous blog-reader from Greece for recommending this band (and for translations of the track names)

Source: YouTube | Quality: MP3 128 CBR [YouTube rip]

Τελευταίος Αιώνας - Νυχτες (2011)

From the 2011 compilation War For Freedom

Source: YouTube | Quality: MP3 VBR [YouTube rip]

Exulansis - Sequestered Sympathy (2019)

Exulansis is a black metal/doom/blackened crust band with violin from Colestin, Oregon

The strings are a lot more prominent in this release compared to their previous one, but the punk influence is a bit less prominent.

Similar to: Embers, Dead to a Dying World

Album Description

All tracks include violin

Tracklist

  1. Sequestered Sympathy
  2. Barren
  3. Despondent
  4. John Bradley
  5. Dead Can't Die
  6. A Helpless Witness, To Such Pain

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Autarch - The Light Escaping (2019)

Autarch is a crust/neocrust band from Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

Only a little bit of strings on this one. The guest violinist, Meg Mulhearn, was also the violinist in the band Descolada that has been posted on this blog previously.

Album Description

Only the tracks "Aldebaran" and "Sol" include violin

Tracklist

  1. Aldebaran
  2. Mercury
  3. Saturn
  4. Sol
  5. Sagittarius A*
  6. Terra

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