Label: Various Since 2006, Osmantikos has been refining their Hypertension Crustcore style to its maximum potential. They've toured all over southeast Asia and Japan, dropping demos, 7"s, and splits at regular intervals, but have spent the last little bit quietly working on their debut album. Now that it's finally complete, a whole crew of us have teamed up to make sure it's properly distributed all around the world. Osmantikos take a foundation of Tragedy/From Ashes Rise-style hardcore, with big booming production, powerhouse riffing, and desperate melodies. But Osmantikos channel this through leaner and meaner songwriting than normal, with a greater emphasis on speed and punk brevity. That's Hypertension Crustcore.