- ATAVISTIC -
|Style:||Crustcore / Grindcore / Thrash|
|Formed:||c. 1985||Split:||c. 1990|
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Jeremy (Jez) Upcroft (guitar + vocals)
Patrick McKernan (bass)
John Brenchley (drums)
ATAVISTIC formed from the remnants of two earlier Punk bands MENTAL BLOCKAGE and CRIES OF AGONY, and are perhaps the most well-known band to emerge from the Kent Hardcore Punk scene of the 80s. The chaotic hybrid of Crust/Grind which featured on their first two 7" EPs evolved into a slightly groovier Motorhead/Blues-tinged Thrash on their only LP, complete with the addition of distorted harmonica solos.
John was later tragically killed in a motorcycle accident.
Some tracks can be heard on their MySpace fanpage.
Patrick McKernan went to to become a solo folk/blues performer.