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  • Performer: Zygote
  • Album: A Wind Of Knives
  • Label: Epistrophy
  • Catalog #: EPI 004 CD, 004
  • FLAC: 1811 mb | MP3: 1053 mb
  • Released: 1994
  • Country: Germany
  • Style: Punk, Crust
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 583
  • Category: Rock
Zygote - A Wind Of Knives flac


2The Fear5:44
3In The Red3:49
4Behold The Man5:03
6We Are Tomorrow4:37
7Here Comes4:11
8The Man In The Crowd3:21


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
MCRUK 003Zygote A Wind Of Knives ‎(LP)MCR UKMCRUK 003UK1991
MONOLITH 008Zygote A Wind Of Knives ‎(LP, RE, RM)Monolith Records MONOLITH 008Portugal2018
MONOLITH 008Zygote A Wind Of Knives ‎(LP, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle)Monolith Records MONOLITH 008Portugal2018
MONOLITH 008Zygote A Wind Of Knives ‎(LP, Ltd, TP)Monolith Records MONOLITH 008Portugal2018


  • BassTim Crow
  • DrumsSpider
  • Guitar, Vocals [Vox]G. Smutpig, Stig
  • LayoutStefan Heyer
  • ProducerMartin Nichols, Zygote
  • SongwriterZygote


Originally released by MCR U.K. (MCR 003) in 1991.
Recorded at the Whitehouse July 1991.

Track 8 not mentioned on cover.

Category EPI 004 CD appears on the spine.
Category 004 appears on the CD.


  • Barcode (On Sticker): 4013859 311476
  • Matrix / Runout: EPI 004 P+O-20988-A2 06-94
  • Label Code: LC 4603


Ever wondered what happened to the mighty Amebix? Well, this is what became of the band after their split in 1987. Zygote, as the new band was called, was formed in 1989 and consisted of Amebix members Stig (guitar & vox), Spider (drums), George “Smutpig” (guitar & vox) and Tim Crow, a newly recruited bass player. Musically, they stayed in the vain of the sound developed on Monolith, the blueprint for what later become known as Crust Punk.

So as with Monolith, many a times On Parole era Motörhead comes to mind regarding the vocals and riffs (check out track 4, “Behold The Man”), while the reverb-laden production in connection with the stinted, but grotesque imagery conjures the crusty atmosphere that bands like Driller Killer or Skitsystem (you just name it…) have come to adopt during the 90′s. As mentioned above, the music on Wind Of Knives isn’t as brutal and harsh as today’s Crust bands use to be (check out Livstid), but this doesn’t matter when you get barked at with lyrics like these: “She’s 5 she screams & cries – The man made her bleed inside” (taken from “Scarred”)! Tough shit all the way: demanding, highly political and full of social criticsm. The shape of Crust to come, so to say…

First released in 1991, this CD came out in 1994 on Epistrophy Records, featuring 2 bonus tracks, one of them as a hidden track. The first of these, “Man In The Crowd” is actually a re-recording of “Right To Ride” by Amebix. I bought the album some months ago for just 2,00 € at a record store in Dortmund, Germany, where it was buried beneath lots of obscure cheapo’s in the darkest corner of the shop. What a shame! Funny enough, the inlay features an advertisement for a 7” of Bohren und der Club of Gore…

Please check out my blog with other reviews as well: http://underneathadyingsun.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/old-school-crust-a-wind-of-knives-by-zygote/
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