Trollhättan, Sweden’s disparaged hardcore crust outfit, GUST, has just premiered their first official video hailing the band’s self-titled debut LP for Southern Lord Recordings. The video was cut to the mid-paced “Reality Chokes” crusher by director Jimmy Olausson and merges a performance-style delivery with projected graphic images and film.
Comments GUST about the song and corresponding video: “’Reality Chokes’ is a song about people blaming their miserable lives on those less fortunate. Instead of trying to see the bigger picture, and learning more about it, whatever it may be. If people would put as much energy into compassion and care for others as they do into prejudice and hate, maybe the gap between some of us wouldn’t be as big.”
With several runs of regional European touring for the Spring and Summer months including several festival performances about to be announced, GUST will also embark on a European tour this Fall, with their goal to hit North America shortly afterward. Stand by for updates in the coming days.
A breakneck, nearly half-hour-long album displaying a unique style of crust-infused hardcore and talented songwriting from the young act. Self-recorded at Fvck Life Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright (WARCRY, FROM ASHES RISE, DEATHREAT) at Audiosiege, who also supplies guest vocals to the album, GUST is a crushing and incredibly dynamic album, GUST unleashes a maelstrom of cutting edge demolition, with cerebral elements continually emerging from the shadows with an almost ethereal effect. Fans of CURSED, OATHBREAKER, RISE AND FALL, and now-labelmates THE SECRET, BAPTISTS and DEAD IN THE DIRT will no doubt find something addictive in the band’s harsh output.