- ATAVISTIC -
Origin: Whitstable, Kent
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)

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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.

Related bands:

THE VOID - Patrick
RETORT POINT 9 - Patrick
MENTAL BLOCKAGE - Jez, John
CRIES OF AGONY - Patrick
DEATH RATTLE - Jez
CONVULSIONS - Jez
STOMACH PUMP - Jez
PATRICK McKERNAN (solo) - Patrick