Seattle's SKARP goes straight for the throat with no mercy. Their pitiless core is as apt to plod as it is to shred but they sure seem more at home when they are kicking out the jams. SKARP seems to be an excellent (maybe even archetypal) example of extreme music after 80s and 90s crust was ingested by grind and power violence and regurgitated for a new millennium. Lyrically the band backs up their louder-than-hell sound with classic rants against a multitude of "isms" and biases. This is a first class example of the extremities of the extreme.
Formed in 2000 as a band heavily influenced by Choking Victim, Skarp quickly steered their ship into heavier, more turbulent waters, trading the ska elements for blast beats. Skarp's savage brand of grinding mayhem will strike a chord with fans of crust, grind, hardcore and even some of the more virulent strains of metal.