Napalm Death’s career spans longer than I have been alive and I am turning 30 next month. Slaying people since 1981 with blended punk/thrash and death metal and ultimately creating the genre known as grindcore. Napalm Death has used heavily distorted guitars, blasting drums, fast tempos, powerful vocals and overdriven bass tone for the majority of their career and “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” is no exception. Why would they change? I mean this band is a dominate choice for people who want quick, impacting songs that ultimately leave the listener in shock. The UK band comes back with this new album, their SIXTEENTH studio album, and nothing has changed. Their aggression has not diminished, the songs have not lost their fire and the band is still pumping out songs of pure chemical warfare. This is Napalm Death. This is grindcore.
Cretin’s sound on “Stranger” is very heavy, riff oriented, kill them with speed, spit in your face and pummel them with drumming styled grindcore. So much so that I forgot this band is labeled as a grindcore band since the riffing seems so thrashy on most of the album. The full on attack and dominance this band displays on all 14 of the songs just eats you alive. The Bay Area must have an influence for just making bands want to just create the most mind blowing riffs and heavy music possible and Cretin show off that on this album.
Die Choking’s “II” brought the pain, grind tone and tempo to smash heads with their new EP. This release came in, made their mark and left within 6 minutes. Continue reading
We All Die (Laughing)’s new album “Tentoonstelling”, which makes sense with the album art due to it meaning ‘exhibition’, ‘museum’ and ‘gallery’. So the naked model seen on the cover is supposed to be an exhibit and you are supposed to enjoy the art. Not only that, the fine tuned music within this 2 track mini album is also a wonderful work of art and I must say, the emotional working of these two tracks are stellar works of art.
It’s been a rather slow year for me within the realm of grind, very few submissions have been sent my way and to be honest? The grind I’ve heard has been average or worse. Newly signed band The Drip give us 6 rapid fire songs of flaming riffs, blasts and gnarly vocal work. Behold! Your new favorite grindcore band! The Drip!
Coming straight from the Brooklyn is the experimental punk hardcore angry band called Meek is Murder. These guys are pretty well known throughout the community with their grind and metal moments. The guitars are loud, the vocals are more than angry, the bass is crunchy and powerful and the drumming is hectic and precise. These butchers know how to slice it just right as Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters is a heavy hitting album.
This Septic Isle: Oblivionized kicks off this EP with two fast and furious tracks. Incredibly nasty riffing, blasts and screaming that’ll satisfy your inner pissed off angry teenager. Continue reading
Here’s one for you sick Grindcore fans out there. Hailing from Italy SpermBloodShit are bringing some nasty grinds to you from Coyote Records. Imagine if Napalm Death and Cephalic Carnage had a crack baby, that baby would be SpermBloodShit. The Tourette’s Syndrome has 15 disgusting tracks for you to defile your ears with, which is quite a number in my opinion. These guys have created some relentlessly awesome music and I definitely look forward to their future releases.
Feeling a bit grindy? Sweet. Now go download this new compilation from Operation Grindcore, aptly titled Operation Grindcore Vol 2, and check out some grindcore and powerviolence tracks from 50 bands you’ve likely never heard before. You’re bound to find something new you dig, so show some support and get to downloading already! Did I mention it’s free? Share the grind!
Well since I CAN’T stay home and play video games all day, I need a boost. Fulgora has that covered with this new 2 track EP now streaming on Grindcore Karaoke. Fulgora’s EP is hard hitting and quite the frenzy to have on at this hour. I dig the shit out of it. Listen to the EP NOW. I mean it’s free to download. Enjoy it a ton? Want to support them? Buy the vinyl! Hit em up on Facebook and show your support.