Sunday, February 28, 2010

Filth Of Mankind - "Czas Końca Wieku" (1999)

FILTH OF MANKIND "Czas Konca Wieku"

Year: 1999
Genre: Apocalyptic Crust/Metal
Country: Poland

Track List:
  1. Czas Końca Wieku
  2. Na Krawedzi Życia
  3. Meski Świat
  4. Zwiastun

Filth Of Mankind were a metallic crust band from Poland, who released two albums ~10 years ago. Both of their releases are just amazing, and highly recommended everyone who're into crust or metal. While it's not specifically "blackened crust" (at least I think so - though the atmospheric black metal influence is definitely present), it's still one of the best examples of heavy, dark and gloomy metallic crust, obviously influences by 80's UK crust/stenchcore bands. Now let the members of FOM speak for themselves:

"Filth Of Mankind was formed in early 1996 by: Maciek - vocals, Milosz - guitar, vocals, Pawel - guitar, Lazej - bass and Balon - drums. Some of us played also in a few other bands at that time: Money Drug, Stench Of Death, Noise Grass, Protest And Survive, etc. Forming F.O.M. we wanted to focus on the heavier and darker sound to illustrate the lyrics about subject as old and cliché as still urgent and annoying - such as politicians’ swindles, brutality of their thugs in uniforms, the madness of neverending consumption, poverty of the living as a cog in the capitalist machine or sick moral standards force fed since our birth and leading to lack of tolerance, respect or understanding any forms of diversity. Another important part of our lyrical content are visions of the apocalypse, towards which in our opinion, the humankind unavoidably goes. For such a verbal/musical approach we decided the best fitting name was the title of the Misery song - Filth Of Mankind (one of the other options was The Darkest Hour off the Amebix song - luckily we didn’t choose that, as there’s other band named D.H in the U.S.)"



  1. Can you refresh the link? It's dead apparently.

    1. Bandcamp: