Welcome to the territory created by Blood, Impetigo, and Repulsion where grindcore takes on darker themes, outside of the daylight world of politics and personal sentiment, seeming to pursue more of the occult vein of death metal. Abatuar sounds like early Napalm Death, Blood, and Total Death era Darkthrone blended.
Tags: abatuar, Grindcore
Animate Records continues re-releasing compilations of tracks from classic Agathocles rare recordings as part of an eight-record series that reproduces a triptych from Hieronymous Bosch, “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” Each contains tracks from splits, EPs, singles, and other hard-to-find Agathocles music.
Tags: agathocles, animate records, Grindcore
Despite appearing to be from the Carcass school of grind, this band contains more death metal and modern metal than 1980s grind, although it mixes in a fair amount of bounding, aggressive grindcore from the Repulsion, Terrorizer, and Napalm Death early 1990s model. Nonetheless this band possesses its own style.
Tags: Grindcore, putrid offal
Swedish crust punks Disfear have announced that their debut record Soul Scars will be reissued on vinyl LP on May 8th, 2020. The band, famous for their hybrid of d-beat hardcore, grindcore, and Swedish style melodic death metal introduced the most complete form of their sound on that album.
Tags: d-beat, disfear, Grindcore, Hardcore
Heavy metal and grindcore hybrid Collision decided to split up last August, but went into the studio two months later to record their remaining songs as a mini-album entitled The Final Kill which showcased the evolution of their 1980s-era mix of genres.
Tags: collision, Grindcore
Belgian grindcore band Aborted note that their upcoming EP La Grande Mascarade will hit stores and download queues on April 17, 2020. The EP features studio recordings of “Gloom and the Art of Tribulation”, “Serpent of Depravity,” and “Funereal Malediction.”
Tags: aborted, Grindcore
One can find much to like on this later grindcore release, but it never quite gained traction in the canon. One wonders why, since it has Bolt Thrower and Carcass styled thunderous fairly technical grindcore, guttural vocals that sear ears and hope simultaneously, and carefully paced songs which accelerate for choruses.
Tags: 1993, Grindcore, necrony
To Make Rotten was initially released in 1991 by the band Sepsis and only seventy handmade copies existed at the time. La Caverna records have re-released this record twenty eight years of its initial release. While many expect another band that is rediscovered uniquely for existing at the right time and having a certain “spirit”. Sepsis put these claims to rest with a good demo that shows untapped potential.
Tags: Grindcore, la caverna records, sepsis
Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death, now playing a hybrid of death metal, grindcore, and indie rock as they have for the past two decades, launch their Spring North American Tour 2020 with tourmates Aborted (April 17-May 16), The Locust (April 9-April 15), Nastie Band (April 9-April 15), Tombs (April 24-May 16), and Wvrm (April 17-May 16) for select dates.
Tags: emo, Grindcore, napalm death, sonic youth
Animate Records recently published a 30-year retrospective re-issue of Blood Impulse to Destroy with the “lost” rough mix of the original, added photos, and the “Recognize Yourself” EP with undiscovered rarities. The cassette tape comes in a limited edition of 200.
Tags: blood, Grindcore