The recently remastered Monolith - The Power Remains is very worthwhile and includes a CD of live recordings from '87. To any that obviously don't understand the aesthetic or just how influential these guys were: shut the fuck up bitch.
also, I'd like to recommend some real crust of today: swordwielder, ruinebell, fatum, repression attack, krang, axewield, dazd, instinct of survival, hellstorm, fermacoffin, death evocation, contagium, after the bombs... a little older: filth of mankind, zoe (total amebix worship) and effigy. always craving for more bands who have amebix as their influence.
the crustiest crust ever. bands that call themselves crust and leave amebix influence way too much behind shouldn't really masturbate too much in the first place with word "crust". but I guess it's just me - I want my crust cold, crushing, metallic, heavy and apocalyptic. if you fancy amebix and axegrinder beyond normality you should definitely check SWORDWIELDER.
Late to the argument, but I just recently found this group. Picked up monolith and Sonic mass on the same day. I really dig them both, but I can see why old school fans would not like the new one. It's simply not punk at all. Still there's some killer riffs on it.
...мы глотаем димедрол. гопы пляшут рок-н-ролл (с) сабж Приветствую! Рекомендую S.R.D. - оригинальная банда из Беларуси сочинявшая в 90-е годы прекрасную музыку на стыке панка, хард-кора, рок-н-ролла и психобили. Скачать: http://dfiles.ru/files/c06s7qj8p Видео раритет: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcQeGh_ynpU
i have not heard sonic mass yet.. but i was quite surprised with redux. thought i would hate it as i do with any re-recording by old bands.. but i really thought they captured the shit well. gona check out the new one now..
Great 5 part interview with Rob Miller http://www.lurkerspath.com/2012/05/01/interview-with-amebix-rob-miller-i/ “The thing about Amebix was that we weren’t trying to make the sound that later got labelled the Amebix sound or the crust punk sound. We were working with what we had at the time. And for people to go back and try to create that, you’re losing the whole point. You’ve already lost the artistic statement, that’s gone, BOOM, it’s disappeared in the smoke, it was done and it ain’t gonna be done again.” – Rob Miller