Category Archives: Grindcore

Retrospective: Horrified, Chemical Exposure, Altars of Madness, and I.N.R.I.

A fine test of whether you take yourself altogether too seriously is to stay locked up in a room and play the four titles mentioned in this post’s header. If you can’t contain yourself from running around with mad abandon … Continue reading

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Why Blood matters

Death – a world of pain lies in this world Death – is eternal sleep Death – is a silent man, But he conquers everyone Every step in life is a step towards death Nobody escapes death if he hadn’t … Continue reading

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Two promising demos from 2017: Sickness (Finland) and Moenen of Xezbeth (Belgium)

    Extreme metal should have always remained lo-fi, a sentiment previously expressed and one to abide by. In a technologically advanced age, however, a tendency such as this could be construed as mere gimmick if the grime doesn’t in fact … Continue reading

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Camphora Monobromata – Suffering Amongst The Hostile Walls (2016)

Camphora Monobromata from Russia play mincecore, a strain of grindcore which adherents stress has its own unique identity. The lay listener can conveniently dispose of such distinctions and consider this grindcore for all intents and purposes, but for what it’s … Continue reading

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Cognizant – Cognizant (2016)

The millstone around the neck of grindcore, if one considers it in its truest sense, is that it cannot be technical. Millstone, because grindcore’s simplicity is its selling point, yet its cross to bear, too. Many bands over the years have … Continue reading

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Retrospective: Gruesome Malady – Infected With Virulent Seed (2003)

Few albums in extreme metal/goregrind history can rival the demented and perverted atmosphere evident on Infected With Virulent Seed; in that, at least, this album by the Bangalore, India project is every bit the equal of other landmarks like Acts … Continue reading

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Anorectal Ulceration – From Flesh To Liquid Mess (2015)

Anorectal Ulceration play goregrind like Neurovisceral Exhumation, old Regurgitate, and pre-noise Last Days Of Humanity. Fans familiar with those names will know what to expect here; there are no moments of levity, no East European goofing around to be found on … Continue reading

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Ten years later, putrefaction still in progress

Putrefaction In Progress was a real assault on the senses when it was released ten years ago. Last Days Of Humanity were always a goregrind band a cut more extreme than most others, but on this album, they morphed into … Continue reading

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Epistles from strange imaginations: Lord Worm and Lori Bravo

Is it my mind within your life? as I tear open your throat Or is it my life within your mind? as I suck on your open wound… – Lori Bravo, Feral Viscera (Nuclear Death – Bride Of Insect) Lyrics … Continue reading

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Cardiac Arrest: Primitive, pummeling death metal

Overbearingly heavy and uncompromising, Cardiac Arrest from Chicago specialize in a strain of death/grind that, for better or worse, has crawled back into the obscurity it initially arose from, after a brief resurgence in the early 2000s. Inspired by the … Continue reading

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