Band: CAUSTGenres: Punk / Hardcore / Emo / Screamo / Skramz / Thrash / Emo-violence
Related artists: Swan Of Tuonela, Kaoru Nagisa, Ostraca (aka Kilgore Trout).
Country: Richmond/Nova, Virginia USA
Years Active: 2011-present
Song: "Bastille House"
Album: "Page Turner"
Label(s): Middle Man Records / It's A Trap! Records / Moshtache Records / Elicksir Tapes / Aylin Records
This post's artist is from the January 2014 Mix. This is track #11.
You can download: the January Mix#12 right here or get the new February 2015 Mix#1 here.
For fans of: Swan Of Tuonela, Comadre, The South, Colonia, For Want Of, Wolves, Kaoru Nagisa, Ostraca, Combatwoundedveteran, GRYSCL, Weakness, Scowler and Saetia aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Noisy, loose and yet somehow tight and driving, CAUST caught my attention after I tried seeking out all Swan Of Tuonela bands. I won't lie, Swan Of Tuonela is the closest thing to my kinda music outta the two, but CAUST doesn't linger far behind. Songs such as "Bastille House", "Your Father Gave You Good Advice" and "For Myself" have a wonderful soft and hard elements that always end up sounding kinda dirty. The band also dabbles frequently in feedback, much to my wife's dismay.
The band's first song, ironically titled "Ending" is a fantastic and captivating opener to 'Page Turner', CAUST's first release. This is followed by the very melodic and superb "A Smoker's Lair" and then my favourite song by the band, "Bastille House". There's also "Manifest Destiny" which has some great lyrics in the short 50 seconds available, chanting, "there is no god. he has no plan." Word.
I really like 'Mass Graves (We Would Be Better Off)' but not as much as the very accessible first EP. Now that that's out of the way, songs like "Your Father Gave You Good Advice" have beautiful juxtapositions of melody and abrasive chaos. "For Myself" mixes the crazy with some softer moments, while "Book Burner" is sheer power. Maybe I just need to jam this more.
The band's newest release is back from 2013, the split 7" with This Is Not For You. and continues along the darker, heavy path. I've heard rumours that the band was done for, but they have informed me that this is not the case, they are just extremely busy being in a plethora of other bands! Expect new stuff soonish!
2011 - Page Turner cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)
2012 - Mass Graves (We Would Be Better Off) cdr/cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)
2012 - Montpellier split cassetteLP (same songs as 'Page Turner')
2012 - Interskramz II comp (contributed "Sallekhana") (listen/donate/download here)
2013 - This Is Not For You. split 7" (stream/donate/download here)
(2011) CAUST - "Bastille House" (from 'Page Turner')
(2011) CAUST - "A Smoker's Lair" (from 'Page Turner')
(2012) CAUST - "Sallekhana" (from 'Interskramz' comp)
(2012) CAUST - "Your Father Gave You Good Advice" (from 'Mass Graves [We Would Be Better Off]')
(2012) CAUST - "For Myself" (from 'Mass Graves [We Would Be Better Off]')
(2013) CAUST - "White Worm" (from 'This Is Not For You.' split)
CAUST mp3 discography download / additional links