Tag Archives: grindcore

Undergrind 2017 featuring Vader (September 24, Vapour Pub, Bangalore)

While every other purportedly metal concert in the country has been overrun by effete poseurs in sunglasses and patch-infested evening denim-wear, sold out by a whorish desire to appeal to the widest possible audience in chase of greater ROI, and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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War metal is musically closer to grindcore than it is to metal

The defining characteristics of grindcore are: Emancipation from the structural rigidity of traditional metal. Where metal retains its compositional character, grindcore cares little for such considerations, and in fact pursues a ‘destructional’ agenda that seeks to boil music down to … Continue reading

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Post-Symphonies Of Sickness Carcass is redundant

On Reek Of Putrefaction, British band Carcass made a statement that has resonated through extreme music for almost two decades. Every goregrind band – and by direct correlation, underground metal-related music in general – owes a debt of gratitude to … Continue reading

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Agathocles/Nauseate Split (2014)

NitroPunk writes about the fresh Agathocles/Nauseate split CD In Grind We Crust This is a strong split CD between Indian grindcore flag bearers Nauseate and highly revered mince scene legends Agathocles from Belgium. Both bands subscribe to similar schools of … Continue reading

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The state of grindcore in India

  One of the side effects of the You Tube era is a bypassing of the natural evolution of the music fan. The suggestions side panel, as useful a device as it can be in judicious hands, has also helped … Continue reading

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Multinational Corporations – Jamat -al-Maut Review (2014)

[ This EP can be heard at: http://multicorpgrind.bandcamp.com/album/jamat-al-maut-2 ] This duo from Pakistan straddle the nerve running through various punk and metal derivatives, creating a combustible yet highly structured mix in the process. It would be facile, and disingenuous, to … Continue reading

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Gig Report: Garage Jam

Expectations are a bitch, aren’t they? Clutching on to a phone, your inbox, your horoscope if you’re so inclined; just how many times have you ended up with the proverbial egg on your face, feeling like a deflated balloon as … Continue reading

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