Hailing from Huntington, Appalachian Terror Unit spend a lot of time touring - with scheduled dates in the France, Germany, UK and much of Europe planned for 2011. Their sincere and brutal brand of eco-conscious crust-core punk metal with angry female and male dual vocals. Compared to a contemporary Nausea, the music is at times frenzied and fast, at times heavy and haunting, and always bitter and confrontational. The band's first EP Armageddon Won't Be Brought By Gods... was released in 2007 on Minneapolis-based Profane Existence, and is now out of print. The album points fingers at greedy coal executives responsible for mountain top removal and the destruction of West Virginia's environment. "You can't replant a mountain," Sarah says in the opening moments of the album, calling out Massey Energy by name. "Every time we turn on the lights, we're guilty." Appalachian Terror Unit is a band that seemingly has never got the respect or attention it deserves West Virginia, as they play a Swedish style of punk not approached by many from the Mountain State. Fitting alongside more familiar bands like His Hero Is Gone or World Burns To Death, Appalachian Terror Unit is a hardworking group of genuinely nice people (bassist Matt Belville is still one of my favorite dudes I knew from Huntington) that not only has a lot of important things to say, but is doing it in an exciting way. Also, the band's entire discography is now available on Profane Existence. If you dig ATU, support them.
Artist: Appalachian Terror Unit
Album: Armageddon Won't Be Brought By Gods...
For Fans Of: Nausea, World Burns to Death, His Hero Is Gone