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Crust punk (sometimes simply crust) is one of the evolutions of anarcho-punk and hardcore punk, mixed with distorted extreme metal guitar riffs. The style, which evolved in the mid-1980s in the UK, often had songs with dark, pessimistic lyrics, lingering on the bleak aftermath of nuclear war.
Crust is typically played at a fast tempo with growled and screamed vocals and anarchist lyrics. The guitar playing is similar to that used in speed metal and thrash metal. The bass guitar features more prominently and there is more use of distortion, producing a “bassy” and “dirty” sound. Crust punk takes cues from the anarcho-punk of Crass and Discharge, the thrash metal of Celtic Frost and others, as well as more subtle elements of post-punk via Killing Joke. Crust punk has always remained a deeply underground form of music, although fans of the style are found worldwide. The early work of Amebix, Antisect, and Hellbastard constitute prototypical crust punk
Crust shares its name with the crusty subculture that evolved from Anarcho-Punk, though this usage predates Crust Punk.