Brutalist Web Design?

I know.  Less is more, right? But then there is this thing called Brutalist Web Design.  As with the Brutalism movement in architecture, a stark and sparse utility is of paramount importance.  Or perhaps unimportance?

The following WPMU Dev article arrived in my newsletter feed this morning and I have to share.  First of all, while I agree that there are some rare instances where more utilitarian sites might benefit from this approach, it is nothing I embrace or recommend as a new (dusted off) design trend norm.  Another perspective is listed below from Design Shack, ca May 2017

Brutalist Web Design: Where Did It Come From and Why Is It Back?

Additional Design Shack Article:

Brutalism:  A New Trend in Web Design