Rolling Grindcore/Powerviolence/Thrashcore thread 2011

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This is a thread for discussing grindcore and related genres. I want to know what we should be listening to, new or old. I'm also hoping to keep this pretty open-minded - anything with a blast beat counts as far as I'm concerned. So have at it!

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 20:14 (six years ago) Permalink

The new GridLink album comes out next week. The lineup is totally ridiculous at this point:

Jon Chang - Vocals (Discordance Axis, Hayaino Daisuki)
Takafumi Matsubara - Guitar (Hayaino Daisuki, Mortalized (Jpn), Floating in the Sweet Abyss, Guilty Connector)
Steve Procopio - Guitar (Discordance Axis, Human Remains)
Teddy Patterson III - Bass (Burnt by the Sun, Human Remains , Hayaino Daisuki, War Chalking)
Bryan Fajardo - Drums (Kill the Client, Noisear, Phobia (USA), Enemies of Inertia)

that's not funny. (unperson), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 20:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Nice one! I really liked their debut, almost makes up for not having Discordance Axis around anymore.

And what's that I see there about War Chalking? That was a band Dave Witte was in after DA broke up, if I'm remembering correctly? I only ever saw the name bandied about, did they ever release anything?

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 20:40 (six years ago) Permalink

ok is there anything not too extreme that i could maybe check out? I did like that graf orlock ep

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 00:09 (six years ago) Permalink

Nice! I'm into grind so I am also interested in anything fairly recent to check out, thanks for putting this thread up -- grind hardly gets much play in the rolling metal thread.

Threadkiller General (Viceroy), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 00:12 (six years ago) Permalink

AG, you'd probably like the new Rotten Sound album, Cursed. It's fast and aggressive, but has more in common with punk rock than super-extreme metal, and the songs are a little longer and more "song-ish" than many grind acts' work.

that's not funny. (unperson), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 00:15 (six years ago) Permalink

ok cheers i'll keep a look out for that.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 00:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Sad showing on this thread. ILM no likey the blastbeats?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 11:52 (six years ago) Permalink

I just haven't heard any new grind releases yet this year tbh.

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 12:24 (six years ago) Permalink

I got sent an album by a bunch of insane drunk teenagers called Drugzilla but I'm not sure if it would go here or not.

Chap With Wings... Five Rounds Rapid (Doran), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 12:35 (six years ago) Permalink

I reviewed Rotten Sound on BurningAmbulance.com today.

Also, here are some YouTube videos I shot at SXSW last week:

Wormrot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njBvaO4HeSc

Kill the Client:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cftg37VmSM0

that's not funny. (unperson), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 13:31 (six years ago) Permalink

AG, you'd probably like the new Rotten Sound album, Cursed. It's fast and aggressive, but has more in common with punk rock than super-extreme metal, and the songs are a little longer and more "song-ish" than many grind acts' work.

― that's not funny. (unperson), Tuesday, March 22, 2011 5:15 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

Just listened to this and frankly I think its amazing. Perfect blend of grindcore/thrashy breakdowns and just a lot of interesting stuff going on as well as PUNISHING BLASTBEATS. The vocal delivery is pretty straight HC which is nice because it would be totally weird for that kind of album to have, like, piq squeals and shit-grunts.

Threadkiller General (Viceroy), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:12 (six years ago) Permalink

Rotten Sound are the heirs to Nasum's crown IMHO.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, except I never liked Nasum - sacrilege, I know, but there was always something too clean about their sound. I prefer the nasty, grimy grind of bands like Phobia or Kill the Client.

that's not funny. (unperson), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 21:04 (six years ago) Permalink

The new GridLink album comes out next week.

yes!!

so, anyone hear the akbk lp? I mentioned these guys on rolling metal but nobody replied. love the stuff on their myspace:

http://www.myspace.com/akbkgrind

very chaotic, lots of left-field curveballs, long songs (for a grind band), varied. all signs point to great but I can't track the whole thing down anyhere. have even had it on backorder from aquarius records for a while as well...

original bgm, Thursday, 24 March 2011 00:27 (six years ago) Permalink

long songs (for a grind band),

Over a minute???!!!

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 24 March 2011 00:28 (six years ago) Permalink

some are even around four minutes!

love the skronky guitar too.

original bgm, Thursday, 24 March 2011 00:32 (six years ago) Permalink

prog-grind!

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 24 March 2011 00:40 (six years ago) Permalink

you might like these guys, actually.

original bgm, Thursday, 24 March 2011 01:06 (six years ago) Permalink

also have a track on the "small doses" comp. have to spin this sometime. this promo vid is SICK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-y8TmyAsFc&feature=player_embedded

original bgm, Thursday, 24 March 2011 01:09 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp1JTqQS_8M

These guys are my new favourite grind band. They remind me of the Janmichaelvincentcarcrash, but faster and tighter and without the vocals.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Friday, 25 March 2011 12:04 (six years ago) Permalink

I somehow managed to miss the NAILS album last year, but it fucking kills.

I said Omorotic, not homo-erotic (aldo), Friday, 25 March 2011 22:37 (six years ago) Permalink

new Wormrot goes hard - 25 songs in 21 minutes or something like that - sounds like their other stuff but why wouldn't you want it to

the first band on this single are pals of mine, until recently they were a grimy Agoraphobic Nosebleed bite but they have a drummer now

I only use this style of type when I choose it (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 26 March 2011 13:40 (six years ago) Permalink

That new Wormrot is a free download from Earache at the moment. Jay Randall from ANb posted this link on his Twitter; they just want your e-mail address. I'm sure I'll get loads of Earache spam but it's worth it.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Thursday, 31 March 2011 09:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Yep got this yesterday. Pretty awesome stuff.

ears are wounds, Thursday, 31 March 2011 10:28 (six years ago) Permalink

NPR muses on Grindcore Karaoke. The fact that their music dude is a metal fan has been covered on the Rolling Metal Thread, I believe.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Thursday, 31 March 2011 22:31 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Okay, so the new Gridlink is fucking face-meltingly amazing, so so much better than Amber Gray. I'm not sure if it raises any bars for the genre, but it doesn't really have to.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Saturday, 16 April 2011 00:50 (six years ago) Permalink

what is the longest track?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 16 April 2011 00:52 (six years ago) Permalink

"The Last Red Shoulder" - 1:28.

that's not funny. (unperson), Saturday, 16 April 2011 02:44 (six years ago) Permalink

I've listened to the gridlink a few times now and it is so chaotic that I still haven't retained much. I do like it but I'm not sure about the production. everything kinda bleeds together.

sick leads, tho.

and I wish these guys weren't on hydra head - seems like the vinyl release with both EPs is annoyingly limited. anyone know where I could pick it up? or the discordance axis reissue for that matter? just came back from record store day shopping sadly missing DA vinyl.

original bgm, Saturday, 16 April 2011 21:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Is 500 copies limited for a grindcore band with inherently niche appeal? It's an honest question (Jon Chang himself admitted on a blog somewhere that the Hayaino Daisuki records sold fuck-all).

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Saturday, 16 April 2011 23:25 (six years ago) Permalink

500 is pretty damned limited... That's like the amount a local band would press, hardly enough for a North American or Worldwide release. But if they've had problems selling off bigger amounts I can't really blame them...

No pop, no style -- all simply (Viceroy), Sunday, 17 April 2011 06:06 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, I'm just bummed because I've been waiting for some gridlink vinyl. love the format for grindcore on a personal level. fond memories of many afternoons spent sitting around playing tons of grind and hardcore 7"s, etc. but I guess I didn't get the memo about this one and it seems like it already sold out. whadda drag.

and hydrahead just seem to play up the pricey but limited thing a little bit more than I'd like. can't say I blame em. gotta make money somehow these days. just sucks when this stuff sells out in the blink of an eye and I've been waiting for this particular release for a while now.

original bgm, Sunday, 17 April 2011 20:11 (six years ago) Permalink

thrashcore/grind 7"s evoke a lot of happy memories for me as well.. :)

Love it when the whole sleeve folds out to be a gruesome poster.

No pop, no style -- all simply (Viceroy), Sunday, 17 April 2011 20:37 (six years ago) Permalink

yes!!

original bgm, Sunday, 17 April 2011 20:54 (six years ago) Permalink

hydrahead are usually pretty good with represses though, right?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 22:39 (six years ago) Permalink

It looks like this one was marketed as a 500-copy limited run. But surely they can get around that and press more on different coloured vinyl or something, or simply not include the karaoke version of the album that was packaged with the first run.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 23:42 (six years ago) Permalink

I mean, if they've sold out so fast clearly the demand is there. So rather than economising to ensure they're not stuck with remaindered stock, they're kinda shooting themselves in the foot by not pressing more. They are a proper label, after all, not some bedroom CDR operation with covers made from felt and old socks.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 23:44 (six years ago) Permalink

(To be clear, I had been thinking that 500 copies seemed a lot for the type of band this is. But in hindsight I really think Hydra Head underestimated the demand, assuming the Hayaino audience and the grind audience were the same.)

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 23:50 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, I mean grind is a ridiculously narrow niche but the discordance axis connection alone is HUGE. total legends.

original bgm, Wednesday, 20 April 2011 05:06 (six years ago) Permalink

scored some gridlink vinyl from aquarius records if anyone is still looking!

original bgm, Monday, 25 April 2011 01:34 (six years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard any of the new Weekend Nachos yet but I dig the cover; it's completely at odds with the genre conventions:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9E3taatLj_o/Tb9cuObaWfI/AAAAAAAAA5A/FN0urZ00LUA/s1600/weekendnachos.jpg

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Thursday, 5 May 2011 16:29 (six years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, just posted to the rolling metal thread about this one. on my first listen right now. like it!

and yeah, I'm into that cover.

original bgm, Thursday, 5 May 2011 16:31 (six years ago) Permalink

this one is fun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cy4Z1dXSZQ

original bgm, Thursday, 5 May 2011 16:32 (six years ago) Permalink

loving these guys:
http://kneltrote.blogspot.com/

blistering grind with a healthy dose of harsh noise.

original bgm, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 13:57 (six years ago) Permalink

That Weekend Nachos album is great!

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 15:59 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

some dudes from The Endless Blockade have a new band called Column of Heaven, anything they do is worth hearing imho

here is a photo of their demo tapes on top of some books which I daresay just happened to be sitting there

http://www.20buckspin.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/cohdemo.jpg

deems vs boards (DJ Mencap), Friday, 27 May 2011 12:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Weekend Nachos aree amazing.... but that name is soooo retarded

SeanWayne, Monday, 30 May 2011 20:45 (six years ago) Permalink

kinda love the name tbh. I'll take humor where I can get it with this genre.

original bgm, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 20:18 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

weekend nachos is an awesome band name and if you do not like it then i fear you have never enjoyed nachos on the weekend

Brad Nelson (BradNelson), Thursday, 16 June 2011 02:07 (six years ago) Permalink

otm

unique housing opportunity (swanbed.gif) (govern yourself accordingly), Thursday, 16 June 2011 15:36 (six years ago) Permalink

http://downloads.tankcrimes.com/album/ans-ramming-speed

new ANS/ramming speed split LP is totally great thrash/d-beat; ramming speed don't take themselves seriously at all (sample song titles: "pizza party," "shane embury is the brad pitt of grindcore," etc) and are much better off/more fun for it

unique housing opportunity (swanbed.gif) (govern yourself accordingly), Thursday, 16 June 2011 15:37 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, that's doing the trick

original bgm, Thursday, 16 June 2011 17:16 (six years ago) Permalink

that's awesome

owenf, Thursday, 16 June 2011 18:08 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Saw Psycho/Afternoon Gentlemen/Human Junk last night, good show but once again rather under-attended.

Afternoon Gentlemen pretty killer grind with 2 bassists, definitely going to check them out further.

Psycho were great too, super cool guys as well, got their entire discography across 3 CDs, nice after just having the mp3s for years.

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Friday, 1 July 2011 13:32 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I just read about The Afternoon Gentlemen in MRR. Will be checking out their stuff.

Anyone going to see Wormrot on tour soon? They're playing a two-day fest in Dublin in September with Doom and a bunch of other hardcore, crust and grind bands. Haven't actually been to a grind gig yet (Napalm Death excepted) so I'm looking forward to it!

Listening to the Psudoku album out on 625 right now, it's pretty fantastic on first pass.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Monday, 18 July 2011 22:20 (six years ago) Permalink

caught doom with dropdead about a month ago. they were fun but played waaaaaay too long. there's a reason most grind albums are about 20-30 min.

dropdead were pretty amazing tbh.

original bgm, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 00:24 (six years ago) Permalink

I should not that I'm not v familiar with the doom catalog.

original bgm, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 00:25 (six years ago) Permalink

uh, "note" that is

original bgm, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 00:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Wormrot are fantastic live. You're gonna have a blast (no pun intended).

that's not funny. (unperson), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 01:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Saw Doom last year and they were awesome, would love to see them again. Didn't think they played too long at all, but then I am pretty familiar with their catalog :)

Operation Pooting (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 08:19 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm putting Wormrot on in about six weeks in a basement where even short ppl like me can easily touch the ceiling

it's sad it was my hearing

I got ten felonies / bitch I'm Craig Bellamy (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 08:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Where's that? Wouldn't mind going.

4, 5, 6, The monkey's got a hockey stick (aldo), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 10:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Undertone in Cardiff

no Bristol date last I checked

I got ten felonies / bitch I'm Craig Bellamy (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 10:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Cardiff's not that far if it's the only show though. Will check I'm free and might see you there.

4, 5, 6, The monkey's got a hockey stick (aldo), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 11:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Super into the akbk album now that I've heard it. Like a really freakin tight band grindin it out while a noisier greg ginn solos off to the side. The songwriting is a cut above and material that could have come off as a disjointed, proggy mess in lesser hands really shines here. It all flows even with the occasional curveball but all with a fine layer of guitar skree lathered on top and subverting your expectations. Which is key!

Get this!!

original bgm, Saturday, 23 July 2011 22:26 (six years ago) Permalink

^^^kind of cliched-sounding now that I'm reading that back. I'm no writer but I just want to make this one sound cool. because it is!

original bgm, Sunday, 24 July 2011 00:56 (six years ago) Permalink

also doing a bit of a disservice to focus on the guitar noise. it's the most novel aspect the band has going for it but hardly the only thing worth writing about. the drumming is particularly strong and always compliments the action here.

also a fan of the vox. often trading off between low growls and high shrieks but always with a ton of reverb on top. some delay effects here-and-there as well. struggling to think of a comparison... maybe incantation for the lower growls? that doesn't quite get at it but they are similarly atmospheric.

and, in general, there are nods to black metal but nothing too overt. I personally appreciate that they don't overdo it. lots of newer hardcore bands blending in bm can strike me as ham-fisted. but I'm cool with the occasional frostbitten riff which is what we have right here.

original bgm, Sunday, 24 July 2011 01:10 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

So what's this about Shane from Phobia being "the Ike Turner of grindcore" (according to ANb's Jay Randall)?

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 17:25 (six years ago) Permalink

From the ANb Twitter account: ""Shane Phobia is the Ike Turner of grindcore, long history of beating girls up when he's drunk and if you think that's cool -we ain't... Gave Shane Phobia plenty of time to figure out what he and his brother owed us and to stop bootleggin'/selling our shit on ebay -times up!...Shane Phobia went ahead with doing ANB merch without working a deal with us first and has I guess sold it for years now without paying us a dime... So glad I've been unknowingly contributing to this fuckin' piece of shit crust punks beer fund for years now -fuck Shane Phobia."

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 17:33 (six years ago) Permalink

no idea who that is, but I laughed several times while reading it

rockapads, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 21:19 (six years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

2012, but..
http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/kindred-spirit/

bear, bear, bear, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 08:58 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

2017 but...

first release in almost 15 years from Gasp!
https://gasplapsychviolence.bandcamp.com/releases

Dominique, Friday, 6 October 2017 13:00 (one week ago) Permalink


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