Win10 64 bit; 32 gigs RAM; Ryzen 2700X CPU; Nvidia 1060 6 GB GPU.
Broken: Hash 8a3b548cb2b
Worked: Hash 5078b9d2d08 (July 18)
Short description of error
On newer builds, I'm finding it not possible to render some existing scenes in Cycles because they are crashing when the actual rendering starts. The stats will get stuck on calculating the normals and Blender will then close. This is with CPU rendering and the underlying cause seems to be random (but the scene will crash 100 percent of the time). Whether or not denoising is on has no impact.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Download the .blend file and press F12 (this is a production file, use only for testing).