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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unholydays - постаменты (2018)

unholydays is a post-metal/screamo band with violin from Kharkiv, Ukraine

Similar to: Oh, Deer!

Album Description

All tracks include violin

Tracklist

  1. постаменты
  2. цена сердец
  3. блеск
  4. звезд с неба не срывать

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We The Heathens - Approaching Thunder (2019)

We The Heathens are a crusty pop punk band with violin and cello from Wausau, Wisconsin, USA

Before this release, We The Heathens were an acoustic folk punk band.

Similar to: Ilúzia, Mama

Album Description

All tracks include violin/cello

Tracklist

  1. 33 Shots
  2. Crooked Kings
  3. Lung Of Lies
  4. Fallohides
  5. Stutter
  6. Neurotic Decay
  7. The Order
  8. FDL

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Musydez - Elegía de las dríadas (2019)

Musydez is a post-metal/crust/sludge band from Hermosillo, Mexico

Only a little bit of cello on this one.

Album Description

Only the tracks "Sueño de Dante", "Lupus Dei", and "Horror de Yule" contain cello.

Tracklist

  1. Telaraña
  2. Turritopsis Nutricula
  3. Axioma
  4. Sueño de Dante
  5. Lupus Dei
  6. Horror de Yule
  7. Entropía

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Dead to a Dying World - Elegy (2019)

Dead To A Dying World is a blackened epic crust/doom band from Dallas, Texas with viola.

Should need no introduction. Releases April 19, 2019.

Album Description

All tracks include viola

Tracklist

  1. Syzygy
  2. The Seer's Embrace
  3. Vernal Equinox
  4. Empty Hands, Hollow Hymns
  5. Hewn From Falling Water
  6. Of Moss And Stone

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Originally posted March 14, 2019
Updated April 18, 2019: Re-posted because the album was released