Last updated on 31 August 2021
Talk about fury! Moloch‘s fury to be precise. You know, the child eater, the epitome of an evil creature. Ancst just created a new version of this godly being.
The ingredients? Unlimited rage and blackened, crusty Hardcore and Crust Punk. Throw in some melodic elements and ready is Moloch, the first full-length studio album of the German band Ancst.
The band hails from Berlin and is in existence since 2011. Being totally underground, they released a series of cassette-only EPs, some splits and compilations, now backing everything up with this newest record.
Their somewhat unusual credo of wanting to be – and I quote “anti-fascist, anti-sexist, anti-religion, death to NSBM” adds some additional spice to the overall delivery. Or maybe it does not. But this is truly in the eyes of the beholder.
Now, whatever their beliefs or personal drivers may be that keep their boat afloat, the quality of their rage-ridden metal just blew me away.
Moloch operates out of a somewhat noisy screamo soundscape. And the blackened metal that Ancst throws at you just takes you along a pretty wild ride. Which – in turn – will make you listen to this blurb to the bitter end, their tune is that strong. You’ll not be able to switch off the player.
Take the plunge and taste Moloch’s fury. If you dare, of course.
Ed’s note: Like this kind of tune? You may want to try Svalbard, too.