Stenho are a band from Greece that plays a very fast and raw mixture of black metal, crust and grindcore and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Damnation Is Forever" which was released by Chains And Hell Productions.
A very heavy style crust sound starts off the ep before the music goes into a more fast and raw black metal direction while also adding in more crust and grindcore elements which also leads to blast beats and growls being added into the bands musical sound and on the following tracks black metal screams find their way into the songs.
Blast beats on the ep bring a very brutal sound to this ep and the black metal screams mix in with the growls very well and all of the songs are very short with the longest one being a little over 2 minutes and the band avoids any guitar solos and melodies except for the one of the tracks where they also slow down for a few seconds and sticks mostly to a very fast, raw, heavy and brutal sound from beginning to end of the ep.
Stenho takes the rawest elements of black metal, the speed of crust as well as the brutality of grindcore to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very heavy and raw while the lyrics cover hateful and anti religion themes.
In my opinion Stenho are a very great sounding fast, raw and brutal mixture of black metal, crust and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wrong Direction" and "Unaware". 8 out of 10.