Blood – O Agios Pethane 5/5 (1)

Blood – O Agios Pethane			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		5/5							(1)

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in 1993, 2016, B, Dunkelheit Produktionen, Germany, Grindcore, Wicked Reissues! |

The first time I ever heard the highly under-rated grind of Germany’s Blood was when I saw the name and logo strewn across the unwelcoming blue art of the album Gas.Flames.Bones. Long story short I was not disappointed by the grind that Blood makes (or is that short story long because it is grindcore…??). Blood is one of the most, if not the most, consistently impressive and true bands to the genre of grindcore. O Agios Pethane is of their most appraised albums...

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O.L.D. – Old Lady Drivers 4/5 (1)

O.L.D. – Old Lady Drivers			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		4/5							(1)

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in 1988, Cult Classics, Earache Records, Grindcore, O, USA |

ONE MORE TIME GRANDMA! How do I put this delicately and politically correct? O.L.D‘s self title album sounds like the soundtrack to an amputee, cracked-out, midget, down-syndrome, orgy. This is by far the most bizarre and tolerable as grindcore can get for me before I say go fuck yourself with your track titles that are longer than your tracks, but……. this album is actually good? I say that as a question because I do not know why I can (and do at full...

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Ghoul – We Came For The Dead 5/5 (1)

Ghoul – We Came For The Dead			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		5/5							(1)

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in 2002, Crossover, Cult Classics, Death Metal, G, Grindcore, Razorback Recordings, Thrash, USA |

Ghoul is one of the most intense concepts to see the light of day. Hailing from Creepsylvania, these ghouls know how to thrash and grind like no other. There is no other like Ghoul! Released in 2002, Ghoul’s We Came For the Dead is a ravishing onslaught of thrashing madness, delicious death metal, and revolting grind. From the intro to their cover of  Megadeth’s Skull Beneath the Skin, this album will pulverize you. Give it a listen. Skull Beneath the Skin is...

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Terrorizer – World Downfall No ratings yet.

Terrorizer – World Downfall			No ratings yet.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in 1989, Earache Records, Essential Albums, Grindcore, T, USA |

Death metal purists, you know the ones that are like “I won’t eat apples because they have a core”,here is the thorn in your sides. Two members from a legendary band by the name of Morbid Angel made a (if not the best ever) grind album back in 1989 that has yet to be rivaled, their names being Pete Sandoval and David Vincent, the album being World Downfall, the bands name…. Terrorizer. The name is so beautiful because that’s what they were to...

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Bolt Thrower – Realm of Chaos (Slaves to Darkness) No ratings yet.

Bolt Thrower – Realm of Chaos (Slaves to Darkness)			No ratings yet.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in 1989, B, Death Metal, Earache Records, Essential Albums, Grindcore, Old School Death Metal, U.K. | 2 comments

  Previous to Realm of Chaos, Bolt Thrower was an extremely crusty, hardcore, grind outfit. To classify Bolt Thrower’s previous work pre-Realm of Chaos, even their debut In Battle There is No Law!, as death metal  would be a stretch. Realm of Chaos was a new sound for Bolt Thrower as they traded their crust punk tendencies for pure grind and their hardcore punk sounds for death metal, creating the first of many extremely heavy, unrelenting , warfare influenced,...

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Assück – Anticapital / Blindspot +3 No ratings yet.

Assück – Anticapital / Blindspot +3			No ratings yet.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in 1994, A, Crust, Cult Classics, Grindcore, Sound Pollution Records, USA |

Grindcore is an interesting genre to classify something as. The only real distiction as labeling something as grindcore is over excessive blast beats and 30 second songs played at insane speed. There are some grind bands that sound more like a hardcore band and there are some that straight up sound like a death metal band. Even comparing the two founding fathers of grindcore to each other you can see the difference…. If you don’t know, their names are Repulsion...

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