Blackened Crust

“Blackened Crust (Punk).” After reading up on the term, I’m just as confused as I was when I first encountered the term. I don’t even know what to make of Crust Punk because I don’t know about Punk, but insofar as I understand it, Crust is a genre that blends English Punk with elements of Extreme Metal. It then of course follows that Blackened Crust specifically fuses Crust with Black Metal. That’s easy enough to understand. But I still don’t understand the genre. And listening to it now – it feels like the genre doesn’t quite understand me, either. (But I expected worse. I really expected worse.)

If I had to describe it, I’d say it’s raw, fast, and crude, with a thick dirty, bassy sound. And this is probably why Crust Punk logos all seem to have a dirty look to them, much like with Melodic Death Metal logos. But those tend to be modern wordmarks (i.e. type-only logos) that are sometimes dirtied up, whereas Blackened Crust acts seem to favor wordmarks that are based on (modified versions of) the German Fraktur or Gothic script.

Blackened Crust

Some Blackened Crust bands to check out:

Black Metal Death Metal

Take me back to the sample overview.