Negative Standards- VI.VII.VIII.IX.X.XI LP. I first heard about these East Bay crust, doom, metal crushers via a split LP with Aussie pedal abusers Whitehorse, but this right here is Negative Standards’ first proper full length. It’s a bolldozer attack, mixing the meanest parts of sludge, blackened crust and the heaviest parts of doom metal with a nice chugging, Neurosis style sludge metal heaviness thorughout. Negative Standards are definatley influenced by Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone and Grief, and the really unique quality that makes Negative Standards stand out is their additional noise and sound samples they throw in here and there. Nice packaging on this one as well with an 8 page pull-out photo/lyrics sheet booklet. Import from Germany.