ORGAN THING: Things are dark, of course they are, things are big, it is Pulkas and at the same time it isn’t, which of course is just what we want from Rustorm…

Rustorm – Razed to the GroundThere’s a beautifully brooding menace to Pandemus, the seven and a half minute instrumental piece in the middle this impressive 35 minute debut album from Rustorm, there’s a lot more to this two piece than there first appears to be, are they really just a two piece? Razed to the Ground sounds massive. They have Pedigree of course,  Rustorm are Rob Lewis and Jules McBride, the two founding members of late 90s Alt-metal band Pulkas, well known around these parts of course, their debut (and only) album Greed is still considered a classic and those storming early gigs are still talked of, all that digging of holes to the pit of their souls. This is very much along the lines of that Pulkas sound, maybe not the hardcore punk edge that Pulkas had, this is very much that modern alt.metal take on things, that darkness, that banging on the door, that remorse, the looking for the reasons. Pulkas should have done a lot more of course, it was a tale of wrong decisions, that oft told story of music industry crapola infringing on things, that was then though, the last century, mostly in places that don’t exist now and this is today, and well, these days you don’t really need our words as much as you need our links and signposts. Here’s the videos, there’s the Bandcamp, our organ-grinding is done, hopefully Rustorm’s is just starting. Their holes and their souls are sounding good, they’re brooding, things are dark, of course they are, things are big, it is Pulkas and at the same time it isn’t, which is of course just what we want from Rustorm… (sw)     

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One thought on “ORGAN THING: Things are dark, of course they are, things are big, it is Pulkas and at the same time it isn’t, which of course is just what we want from Rustorm…

  1. I bought Greed when I was still living in Italy… Moved to UK and by then they were gone. What a shame.
    Still love the album to this day… Still on my desk in my old bedroom.
    Rustorm is a phoenix like projection of pulkas heart and soul… Dark and remorseful… Hopefully I ll manage to meet these fellas one day around at a gig… A kid at heart can only hope. 🤘

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