Thursday 7 June 2012

Tellusian - Scania EP

This is the two track EP by Swedish grindcore band Tellusian. This band have got me quite excited due to that fact that it feature members of ex-Willotip band Crowpath. This has been released as a 7" by Handshake Inc.


1. Karnival
2. Eight Years of Rest

Karnival starts with some pensive guitar before Tellusian's take on grind infused metal flies at you. This is really groovy, off-kilter stuff that doesn't actually bear much resemblance to grindcore at all. It's fast in place but also incredibly musical, especially with the clean guitar that's employed here. The vocals however are pretty heavy, which does befit the music.

Eight Years of Rest follows in a similar vein and shows off Tellusian's progressive side. From what I remember of Crowpath, they were pretty fast, but these guys are a lot different. They even manage to throw in some twin guitar melodies, amongst their other ideas. This song is full of meaty riffs and like Karnival before it, is well worth a listen.

Overall, two tracks just aren't enough I'm afraid! The musicality on show here is incredible and I for one can't wait for Tellusian to bring out a full length.

Make sure you head by their bandcamp page below and listen to the songs, as they're streaming now:-

Also, head over to Handshake Inc at for details on how to purchase a copy of the 7".

Tellusian are on Facebook at as well.


  1. Yo James, thanks for your comment and for checking out my Tight To The Nail and Money Pit blogs.
    You're writing about bands here that sound awesome, once I'm back to my laptop I'll start checking some of this out. This blog is great!
    Couldn't connect to your vinyl one though? Tells me that it doesn't exist.

  2. Wait, ignore that. It's working now.