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The Atrocity Exhibit – Extinction Solution (I Will Buy The Shirt)

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The Atrocity Exhibit – Extinction Solution (I Will Buy The Shirt)

  Yeah you know this site, we rip on grindcore something fierce. Not sorry. Usually the trash we get is not just trash, it's the oozing bile sinking to the bottom of the trash. No, it's lower than that, it's the blackened stench you can't even see that emanates from that foul liquid and not even […]

Butcher ABC – North of Hell (ABCs of Goregrind)

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Butcher ABC – North of Hell (ABCs of Goregrind)

  I know I've heard of this Japanese grind machine before, this Butcher ABC, I just can't remember where. Then again, there are a ton of bands in Japan just like this, but this particular gathering of grind maniacs is one of the oldest. They've been around for almost 25 years now, and that's an amazing […]

Cassette Assault – Some Stuff That’s Good

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Cassette Assault – Some Stuff That’s Good

Now listen, you might think I'm lazy, and I get that, but this is a one-man show currently and I have to make sure you get your money's worth. Yes, you're not paying for anything, but if you think about it you're using some bandwidth or data of some sort, and that costs somebody something, […]

Collision – Satanic Surgery

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Collision – Satanic Surgery

Did you know that grindcore can seriously be a real genre?  It's true.  Unfortunately, not true enough, but when it's true, it's TRUE in ALL CAPS.  Perhaps it's just difficult to be that true, considering all the obstacles.  The ineffectual "humor", the sloppy chord work for legitimacy, the samples, you know it all already because […]

Pink Mass – Slvt Kvlt

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Pink Mass – Slvt Kvlt

We went on a bit of a tirade against grindcore on Facebook the other day, and it was justified.  Grindcore over the past decade has sunk into a swamp of humor in order to hide terrible musicianship.  You're probably laughing we used the word "musicianship" within this discussion, but seriously, we can't take it anymore. […]

The Kill – Kill Them…All

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The Kill – Kill Them…All

Typically, especially over the past five years, any time we've received a promo from a band that labels itself "grindcore", it's practically already set to become kindling, a Goodwill donation that sits there for years, or something just to destroy and take one's anger out on in a time of need.  Seriously, rule of thumb, […]

Bastinado – Worship Fetish

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Bastinado – Worship Fetish

When this one first came in we didn't think much of it, in fact we did a check on the internet and came up with some weirdo dance/house duo that plays with blocks and ripped off Oogie Boogie's face from The Nightmare Before Christmas for a live set.  Seriously, click on that link and explore. "Groan...really," […]

Noothgrush/Coffins: Split LP

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Noothgrush/Coffins: Split LP

Any veteran of the doom metal scene is familiar with these two names, without a doubt.  That saves us a lot of time, see, because where we'd normally spend an introductory paragraph talking background and bio, we can now use that space to write pointless nothingness like this sentence, which you will still read because […]

No Trust: Unfound

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No Trust: Unfound

There are lots of these two-piece bands around nowadays, maybe because talent is getting thin.  And it's not an easy thing to achieve, for a very simple reason.  Without some sort of depth, whether it be via samples, synth, orchestra, various layers over several takes, whatever it is, it often only survives a single listen […]

Pestilence: Obsideo

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Pestilence: Obsideo

All too often, metal songwriters fail to understand nuance and dynamic. One of the reasons it becomes difficult to navigate the waters of the extreme is that, frequently, and for whatever reason, the people creating this kind of material are of the opinion that if you constantly deluge your audience with “br00tz” they’ll be so […]