From Ashes Rise-Rejoice the End b/w Rage of Sanity 7"
By Nathan G. O'Brien on Scene Point Blank
His Hero Is Gone, Tragedy and Hellshock,
they helped cast the prototype for modern-day “epic crust punk”—a big
sound that, while still rooted in anarcho-minded lyricism, apocalyptic
imagery and D-beat, displays a noticeable focus on song structure; its
hallmarks being slowish gloom, surging crescendos and crushing
breakdowns. Amid a persistent touring schedule, the four-piece have
released three full-length records and a surplus of splits and EPs.
However, it’s been nine years since From Ashes Rise last released any
new material. (Their highly extolled Jade Tree LP Nightmares came out in 2003.) It’s clear from listening to their brand new two-song Southern Lord 7” Rejoice the End b/w Rage of Sanity though, that the formula hasn’t changed much in the interim. Whether that’s a good thing or not is still to be determined. ...Keep reading review here.