From Baltimore, Maryland hails the grind heavy death metal act known as Noisem. A band whose fast tempos, bleeding vocal remedies and devouring drum rhythms often leave my neck in a sore state after listening to their latest crushing album Blossoming Decay. A delivery of 9 tracks, this album is a constant intense ride of powerful metal energies. Blistering grindcore instrumentation with semi-punk vocal delivery makes Noisem unique from the rest of the grindcore/death metal pack, but their massive rhythm and riffing will bring in death metal fans as the writing is highly mosh inducing and headbang ready.
Pass this album to the left and hit the play button! Holy shit Connoisseur’s new album “Stoner Justice” is a proper full length release to last year’s EP, which was named the same exact damn thing. Fucking lazy stoners! With much more content and still giving us proper resin filled bong rips of hardcore groove, grind heavy vocals and punishing drumming, Stoner Justice is the smoke filled album that you need. While some weed loving bands tend to go slow and steady, Connoisseur likes to churn out a violent energy that’ll make you headbang and grind your weed even faster!
Get ready to be impaled by the wretched onslaught that is Nervous Impulse! Canadian death grind that’ll feed those urges that Cattle Decapitation, Wormrot & Devourment bring to you. You want fast? You want brutality? You want some slam and gurgling vocals? Oh man Nervous Impulse’s Time To Panic has a little bit of everything and it’s enough to make you want to drive faster, bang your head harder and punch that next mother fucker who steals your spot in the lunch line. THAT’S MY GOD DAMN CHOCOLATE MILK!
Fulgora is the dream team of grind musicians coming together to create something a little more diverse, creative and still giving us a raw energy ass kicking. Fulgora’s “Stratagem” is very much a grind album but on a more intellectual level. The way the music comes together is a more planned out process and the way this release grabs me and gives me a good time is unlike anything else in the genre. It’s a good fucking time and I loved listening to this album!
Putrid Offal’s “Mature Necropsy” is just nothing but in your face deathgrind that constantly pummels in your head each and every time you listen to it. The band has been around since 1990 and this is their first full length. 25 fucking years of demos and EP’s and finally we get a full length that stabs you repeatedly for 29 minutes. These barbaric bastards hail from France and they revealed to me that not everything from France is dainty and neat. This heap of bloody mess thrusts forward and harms you, each song wrecks your senses and completely snaps your neck in the form of endless headbanging.
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!