Oakland’s STORMCROW and Seattle’s SANCTUM are relative newcomers, having both only existed for a few years time. However, listening to their epic split album, both bands sound like seasoned veterans of a scene that began when they were but children. Both bands play an impossibly heavy brand of War Crust as they like to call it, influenced primarily by England’s mighty Bolt Thrower with additional direct ties to crust forefathers like the legendary Amebix and Axegrinder. Stormcrow tend to build longer, more epic and metalized songs while Sanctum keep it to shorter, sharper attacks, both utilizing the infamous D-beat to ultimate effect, and tuning low enough to sound like a battalion of warriors charging to battle. Already considered a classic in the crust division.