Bump n’ Grind: Back in the Saddle

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Many thanks to my partner in grind Ron Deuce for taking the reins and sharing some killer grind with you. He has brought great honor to House Grind. However, all grind and no play makes Dubya a dull boy, so now I’m back in the saddle. I’ve been sitting on some of these quality releases for some time, but the people need to know. Grind it out!

Deteriorist – Cvlt Statvs

Keeping grind familiar yet somehow fresh can be a difficult task. However, Filthydelphia (I’m sorry) violence-mongers Deteriorist know how to put a unique spin on a common formula. Taking the standard grind unabating barrage and adding a three-pronged vocal assault with plenty of killer chord changes and, dare I say, well-placed breakdowns, this band is able to craft their own sound in a jam-packed genre. Add in a killer low-end rumble and some even shockingly emotive lead lines, and Cvlt Statvs ends up being one excellent release. Also, I just love hearing women lead such maniacal grind outfits, and Lauren Belotti is an absolute monster behind the mic. Don’t miss this. Cvlt Statvs dropped in January of this year. Pick it up on Bandcamp and give them a like on Facebook.


908Self-Titled EP

Apparently I’m only two degrees of separation from this Denver, Colorado grind unit as one of my high school buddies is a friend of the band. He doesn’t normally post about metal on Facebook, so it was quite a surprise to me to see him talking about grind. 908 deserve the hype, though. This is nasty, nasty stuff with vocals that careen unpredictably from manic shrieks to gutter-scraping growls at the drop of a hat. Backing that ballistic vocal assault is an unremitting rhythm section that just hits and hits and hits while the guitar draws and quarters you with razor-sharp and air-tight riffs. Even when the band pulls back to pummel you with a well-timed chug, the song remains menacing and violent. Seven tracks in 12 minutes. I can dig it. Give 908 a like on Facebook and download the EP on Bandcamp.


Yattai – Fast Music Means Love

Hailing from a French commune called Angoulême, Yattai bring a crusty, grimy grind attack much more reminiscent of the early, punk-derived forefathers. This is fast, incessant, and unpolished grind that constantly sounds like its about to drive right off the rails and plow into a crowded shopping center, killing everyone forever. Unrestrained drums collide with chaotic riffs and amphetamine vocals in a blinding flurry of activity. There is no rest or reprieve from the violence on display; every song is an assault, and there are forty-four tracks of aural blitzkrieg. This is the essence of pure grind. Find the band on Facebook and download the album on Bandcamp.


Vulture Locust – Command Presence

I’m going to close out this chapter with the rawest band in the roundup. Vulture Locust play an unrepentant DIY and punky brand of grind (with slight hints of early Carcass) that viciously mauls you with track after track of buzzing, lo-fi butchery. There is no pretense or ambition on display here, just fast, noisy, fuzzy grind as an act of defiance. The drums hammer through endless blasts and d-beats. The guitars serrate. The whole thing will give you whiplash from headbanging. Most interestingly, however, is the unbridled fury of the vocals here. Ryan Bartek puts forth an agonizingly torturous vocal performance here that far surpasses even the blind rage of the music. Check them out on Facebook and give them a download on Bandcamp.

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  • Edward/Breegrodamus

    Cvlt Statvs is how you name a grind album.

    • I GOT GRIND ON MY MIND AND I AM READY TO THROW DOWN.

      *neneneneneneneneneneenenenenecrashcrashblatblatblatblatblatblatbippyboppycrash*

      • Dagon

        I GOT GRIND UP ON MY MIND
        HM-2 UP ON MY BRAIN
        ENTOMBEDCORE MIXED WIT MA GRIND
        AND I AIN’T FINNA PASS IT MANE

        • Rhymes sicker than Wu Tang Clan
          Production values worse than Eric Rutan

          • Dagon

            Shortie you know I hit it raw
            Production-wise, that is

            (That didn’t rhyme)

        • I want more HM-2 in my brainz.

          I want a Cypress Hill ‘Insane in the Membrane’ cover with Swedeath style.

          • Scrimm

            Finally sucking it up and paying for an HM-2 was one of the best decisions I ever made.

        • I saw HM-2 and immediately tried to figure out which pokemon move that was.
          <<< super loser.

        • J.R.

          HM-2? Like Fly?

          Edit: thought I was being original. Next time!

    • Enemy Of The Free World

      Prvpvrlv nvmvd vlbvm. Quite good too and a little unconventional as far as grind goes.

      Palm Tree Corpses is pretty good as far as Noise goes, very basic and not quite fitting the mood I’m in, but good basic noise anyways. (didya see the pic now?)

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        I finally did, lol

        I’m about to put some tunes on myself.

  • Dagon

    I’m glad this hit before I left for class. Are y’all on Daylight Saving Time already?

    • Yes, THANK CHRIST.

      • I hate it.
        *FLUSHES TIME CHANGE ALONG WITH POSER HVKKS THAT ENJOY IT*

        BRIGHTER MORNINGS ARE THE END
        HAIL THE DANISH PROPHET.

        • I think if I had one more week of leaving my office to see a cold and pitch black sky I was going to end it all.

  • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

    You’re back! You’re back in the saddle again!

    • TERRIBLE SONG.

      • TERRIBLE BAND

        • A -FUCKIN- MEN

        • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

          I agree when it comes to their output from 1987 onward. I disagree when it comed to their 1973-85 output.

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        Damnit GL, I like that song live!

        • BOOOOoOOOoOoOOO HIIIIISSSSSSSSSssSSSSssSSS
          <3

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            Ain’t I a stinker?

          • A self proclaimed one at that! lol

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            It was a Bugs Bunny quote. Wouldn”t you think this wasn’t this going to happen?

          • VVayne Brady

            He’s really gunning for that trophy.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I’m so gonna win that trophy and my speech will be filled with Sweet Emotion! Bwahahaha!

          • Now I know how Scrimm feels 🙁

            I am so sorry Scrimm

          • please, mr. GL…

            BREAK THOSE CHAINS… AGAIN!

          • BRAWKING THE CHANS AHROOOOOOOUND YAAH. NOBODY HELSE WILL FIND YAHH. TAKE A GOOD LOOOOOOOK HA ARRROOOOOUND YAAAA!!! NOW. IM. BRAWKING DER CHANS.

          • Breiquin da chéins arraund yah!!!!!

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I will stop making Aerosmith puns before I do something that will Draw The Line between funny and annoying.

          • Next month: everyone posts Jaded and Don’t Want to Miss a thing in every toilet posts until Joe piss off and ban Tapir (again).

          • I will ban everyone is Aerosmith becomes a thing.

          • Guacamole Jim

            I don’t want to miss that thing though.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Watch it Glocky, if you get banned, I’d miss you, babe…

          • Guacamole Jim

            I flirt with danger! I live life on the edge!! But I won’t get banned, just for U bb.

          • Based Tapir

            Hey! Get a damn room! For three. I’d like to taste for myself.

          • Guacamole Jim

            There’s always room for Tapirkin 😉

            … to be cast into a pit of torment. WE DON’T LIEK UR KIND

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            But you know Tapir on a Guacamole-bed tastes so good, better than honey anyways.

          • Based Tapir

          • just go f*cking nuts, Guacamelee…

          • Scrimm

            I will ban myself. That band is very high on my worst bands ever list also.

          • Error 404: Toilet ov Hell not found for maximum aeroesmítt rustling.

          • Based Tapir

            I’m glad that I don’t understand these puns.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            You don’t like them?

          • Scrimm

            YOU SEE!! You were much funnier about it though.

  • Tyreeling In The Years

    Totally played a show with Deteriorist’s. There lead singer was really cool, I talked to her after our set for a while about grind while we drank a beer or two. The drummer for her band was her boyfriend I guess, and wanted her to have nothing to do with me. I think some one was Jelly.

    I let him barrow one of my cymbals for fucks sake too.

    • Dagon

      We’ve been through this. Homie was pissed cause his girl saw your beautiful ass and landed on the DANGER ZONE

    • You Clarke’d that douche.

    • Scrimm

      He was probably mad because you drank all the alchohol in the venue.

      • Tyreeling In The Years

        First two beers were free, then I had to pay that night. Although my buddy that lives in Philly kept buying me shots of Tequila before my set. I thought for sure I was going to be way to fucked up to play. Surprisingly, it was my best performance of the tour.

        • Tairí’s advice of the day: before play there’s always the Tequila way!

        • Scrimm

          I got lucky one night hanging out with the dudes in Catastrophic after their opening set. I think the bartender thought I was in the band because she didn’t charge me shit all night.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Score!!!

          • Scrimm

            Fuck yeah I wasn’t about to argue with her!

  • Tyreeling In The Years

    Also, don’t miss out on that filthy filthy sounding Fiend split. Shit is grind as fuck.

    https://fiendgrind.bandcamp.com/album/split-7-w-dead-issue

  • tupátutupátupátutupátupátutupá!

    That’s my onomatopeia for grind drumming! great piece again!

    That cvlt nation vocals are powerful.

  • Dagon

    Can I ask for something on the next Bump n’ Grind? I’m in the mood for some off-kilter, experimental vibes in my grind. Something that hits me like that Amnesian or that Of Men And Angel’s Flesh.

  • tertius_decimus

    Whether comes that photo on the cover of Vulture Locust? H-m-m…

  • Holy wow, I love everything about Vulture Locust. Great finds, Dubs, it’s nice to see more posts from you.

    • VVayne Brady

      Thanks, based Cristiano. That was a fun find. His vocals really do it for me.

    • Tyreeling In The Years

      I’d have to agree. With Vulture Locust and Dubs posts.

  • tertius_decimus

    I had an incredible ride today. I’m no Tour de France wannabe by any means but for amateur that was helluva fast. However that was kinda stupid to go without lights for a 60 km ride before the sunset. Guys, never, listen, NEVER ride on a motorway without lights! It’s a suicide!

    • VVayne Brady

      Here in a lot of US cities, just riding a bike on a highway is suicide, regardless of time.

      • tertius_decimus

        How do drivers react on cyclists? Hate/hate relationship?

        • Tyreeling In The Years

          It can be violent dude.

        • VVayne Brady

          Hate/hate is basically it. A lot of motorists ignore bicyclists, so the bicyclists often start breaking road use laws in order to try to be safe or get places quicker. This in turn makes drivers angry. It’s a sticky relationship in a lot of cities.

          • tertius_decimus

            Same was here for some time. Now, when the sheer amount of cyclists in Kiev is unavoidable (it’s a east-European Amsterdam, really), drivers behave themselves more polite than before.

          • Maik Beninton

            On my town I can use bicycles on sidewalk since it’s not so full of people but there is almost no cycleways.

          • tertius_decimus

            There are few cycleways in Kiev but they’re organized so badly, it would be better without them. Most cycleways are too narrow and were made with slow riders in mind. When you’re on MTB, or folding, or city bike, it’s not a big deal. When you ride short-wheelbase racing machine, there’s no choice, intentionally or not you go on the public road.

          • Stanley

            Maik, you’re in Brazil right? I’ve got a couple of friends that live in São Paulo and they were jumped by a couple of people armed with shivs and had they bikes taken right off them. A Colnago and a De Rosa. Now when they ride outside of the city they always go with vehicular support.

          • Maik Beninton

            Wow.
            I haven’t heard of bike highjacking for a long time.
            I remember once I was going home from school on foot and the kid behind me, who was on a bike, got stopped by a guy and took his bracelet. Next time I saw him he said that the guy was coming for me apparently.

          • Maik Beninton

            On the college where I study there isn’t a really safe place to left your bikes. Even the professor’s car have been robbed and it’s not safe to go there at night so I take the bus when I have to.

          • Stanley

            Bike theft seems like a global problem. I would never leave a bike unattended. Especially not where I live.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            I’ve had my fair share of asshole drivers get seriously hateful and borderline violent with me. It’s fucking scary. I don’t ride much anymore but when I was hardcore into road bicycling it was unpredictable.

            Been hit 3 times too.

          • tertius_decimus

            It sucks, man. I knew some bloke who had bearing balls in his pocket to throw them into windshield when the driver shows his ass-holish nature.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Yeah, people are fucking shit. When I used to ride home from work at the same time every night the same diesel truck driver would get right against me and coal roll the fuck out of me. It was awful.

          • tertius_decimus

            Just the sole fact he owns a huge vehicle doesn’t mean he has given right to be an asshole. Sadly, these never learn anything.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Nope, never.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Here cyclists just tend to drive in flocks blocking most of the road, whether motorway or walkway. I don’t drive a car and like cycling (well, used to) but I hate cyclists

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Although naturally there are some cyclists who know how to behave, where I live just happens to be the Semi-pro cyclist capital of Finland. And they’re always “racing” or some such.

          • VVayne Brady

            There are some decent cities in the US. Boulder, Colorado and Davis, California are both great.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            A lot of the professional cyclists go out there to Colorado and mountain climb.

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties
        • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

          How motorists here basically look at cyclists.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6zj5nhASk0

    • Stanley

      Generally bikes are not allowed on freeways in the U.S. There are some small sections where it is allowed due to no other roads being available, but typically its a get on get off again scenario. Scary stuff. Also, in my experience, you get a lot more flat tires riding in the shoulder of freeways due the millions of tiny metal shreds from inside blown out tires.

      • VVayne Brady

        I actually did my Master’s Thesis on bicycle policies in cities of different cities. During my research, I looked at my city’s Master Bicycle Plan. It’s awful and basically says, “Avoid the freeways and most other arterials if you value your life.”

        • Stanley

          Solid advice, W.

        • Guacamole Jim

          I used to bike to work. Along a particularly winding road, the bike path was under construction, so I was forced to go onto the main road. I was honked at a lot, and it wasn’t because I’m sexy.

      • I’ve got a million questions I want to ask you about that coast-to-coast ride you made. How often were you stuck using freeways? And how many flat tires did you have to repair?

        • Stanley

          Joe, there is a great company called Adventure Cycling that have mapped out some superb routes across the the U.S. I purchased their maps for the southern tier route. The main advantage of using their maps is that they take you on the best and most scenic paths and keep you off freeways wherever possible. There were some sections on I-10 in the south and then I-8 but without going back through my whole blog, I can’t remember the exact mileage. Over the 3000 mile trip, I would guess that it wasn’t more than a couple of hundred. Probably less. Regarding flats, I had 8. Most of them on the freeway sections. Here’s the map of the Adventure Cycling network.

          • tertius_decimus

            Care to write a review?

          • Stanley

            The review is out there for all to see.

            http://boyolaytonctc.tumblr.com

            Pour yourself a brandy and sit back.

          • J.R.

            Bookmarked that for when I need a long adventure tale to read when stuck in the back of a smelly van somewhere. Gave it a skim and dude! Go you! Stuff like that I find very awesome.

          • Stanley

            Thanks mang. It’s pretty long as I had a lot of time by myself to write stuff.

          • tertius_decimus

            It’s a MEGA! Man, sorry for being too late, but… congratulations on such a trip! I dream of doing something alike as well, it’s just the money that is limiting factor. I couldn’t consume your review at once, hence late comment. Awesome trip, awesome. And very inspirational.

          • Stanley

            Someone read it! Ha. That must have taken some perseverance. Thanks for your kind words. I’m glad that you enjoyed it.

      • tertius_decimus

        So, that means one has to be fined for riding the bike on a motorway? What does police do in such situation?

        I’ve slapped bombproof tyres on the bike, no flats whatsoever. We have here all kinds of miscellaneous debris on the roads and the tarmac surface itself is like a test polygon for tanks and heavy duty trucks.

        • Stanley

          I’m sure you could get a ticket for riding on sections where you are not allowed but I don’t know what the fine would be. I use Continental Gatorskins on most of my bikes. They are a little heavier but I’d rather go marginally slower and not be fixing flats every five minutes.

          • tertius_decimus

            When I will have enough money, I’ll try Gatorskins in a heartbeat. Many people recommend them. Now I’m using Maxxis Re-Fuse. They are cheap. They’re on rough side but they wear away slower than Schwalbe Lugano and getting puncture with these is a quest for adventure. Perfect choice for roads covered in trash.

      • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

        So far as I know, the closest you can do that in Chicago is on the bike trails right next to Lake Shore Drive. Riding a bike on the Dan Ryan would be fucking suicide, plain and simple.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
  • Enemy Of The Free World

    Yattai takes the crown. Good, basic grind, much like I at the moment desire. Vulture Locust is not that far behind though.

    • VVayne Brady

      Those two are definitely the most stylistically pure of the bands here.

      • Enemy Of The Free World

        Vulture Locust has some crazy vocals.

        • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

          Sounds alot like Chuck Schuldiner to me.

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  • hmmm ill have to check these out after I finish listening to the new Unrest album.

  • JVVG

    Conference Friday. Caught a flu-like bug. Didn’t notice until it got rapidly worse yesterday. Now feel like a reanimated cadaver. Though possibly more mucous (used-as-an-adjective) than your typical Cold One.

    Sadly, though, corpse-impersonation doesn’t seem to mean that what I need right now is tunes to wake the dead, whether grind or wall of noise. I remain hopeful given the wide range of typical daily TovH posts that I’ll find something to suit my mood before the end of the day, though.

    • VVayne Brady

      The toilet wishes you good health. I’m pouring some soup into an envelope for you as we speak.

      • Tyreeling In The Years

        Evey one at my office is sick today. 3 people did not show and 2 people left mid day. I’m fucking doomed.

        • VVayne Brady

          Just start downing everclear. It will kill any bacteria or viruses trying to infect you.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            I drank a shit ton of Bourbon this weekend. Hopefully that will help.

          • Ever had Bird Dog? They have a blackberry bourbon that is nuts. Yummmmmmmm

            http://birddogwhiskey.com/

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Not a big fan of flavored bourbon. I was drinking this beast though.

            https://www.blantonsbourbon.com/sites/all/themes/blantons/images/B_original.png

          • WHOA. NICE

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            YEAH BRO!

          • I have had that. I recall stripping down naked and vomiting later in the evening.

          • And by recall I mean my ex girlfriend told me all about it.

          • I guess your chance of trying it again are pretty low then…

          • It seems a little unlikely. Blackberry-flavored booze goes down real smooth. But then it comes back up.

          • Everything in moderation my friend!

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Moderation is not part of the Texan vocabulary.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Obscure joke is obscure.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            It’s been a long while since I’ve gotten black out drunk. Saturday night was definitely one of those nights. Woke up face down on my living room carpet. My bedroom which is probably 12 steps away was too far I guess. We’ll reach the summit in the morning.

          • I hate how every once in a while a night like that will sneak right up on you for no reason at all.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Some nights, man. Just too extreme.

          • Mr.Drink: Oh hey, tonight I am taking you to places you have never dreamed of before
            Me: What!? ANOTHER BEER? SURE
            Mr.Drink: Of course, follow me over here…
            Me: GREAT IDEA.
            Mr.Drink: Now slip and fall
            Me: SOLID ADVICE *slips and falls*

            the next morning….

            Mr.Drink: I AMMMMMM SSTILLLLL HEEEEERRREEE
            Me: oh gawd no
            Mr.Drink: ROUND TWO OF STOMACH PUNCHES *its noon the following day*
            Me: oh gawd no

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Basically summed up my weekend.

          • Worst night ever – when I still lived in the city – I shot my rifle off in my back yard. I did discharge it into the ground – but – I seriously paid for it the next day.

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            I cleared an entire box of wine a couple of weeks ago. Didn’t black out, but I was pretty much walking like the Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth by the end of the night. The hangover felt like I just went 10 rounds with the Mountain from Game Of Thrones, and the acid reflux kicked my ass.

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            Taylor’s getting all hot and bothered about the stripping part!

            http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly2r8j7put1r3adlo.gif

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            Call me old fashioned, but the only thing I’ve ever liked with bourbon (well, besides weed) was a twist of lime. Southern Comfort and lime was my drink of choice for a while when I’d bar hop in Wrigleyville after work.
            Oddly enough, Anthony Bourdain is promoting a line of whiskeys. Odd, simply because he’s so notoriously anti-endorsement.

            http://www.fastcompany.com/3043047/most-creative-people/how-one-company-convinced-anthony-bourdain-to-shill-scotch

          • OH BTW I was going to let you know that I am planting a bunch of trees here in about 4 weeks to help turn some of our tillable land into deer/wildlife habit. I have 1000 white pines and 250 yellow poplar trees on order. It is going to be awesome sauce. I figured you would get amped up about the plans

          • Not long until you can frolic through them with corpse paint on and shoot a music video.

          • I will pocket this idea!

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties
          • VVayne Brady

            I pretty frequently quote, “No! Drink the bleach!”

        • JVVG
        • Scrimm

          I’m so lucky. 11 years working with kids anf their germs and I never once got really sick.

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            All of us caught our roomie’s kid’s cold a month or so ago. My ass was laid the fuck out, and had enough backed up in my head I’m amazed I didn’t have a fucking stroke. The kid had to go to the hospital though since she was running a 102 fever, but thankfully she’s better.

          • Scrimm

            Kids get shit bad.

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            Yep. It sucks for us adults, but kids have nowhere near the immune system that we do. That and they can’t drink hot toddies like we do to slay that cold in it’s tracks, lol.

    • tertius_decimus

      Recover soon!

  • Good thing you are back in the saddle W. I am on grind hiatus but took a break to check this. 908 & Yattai are right up my alley.

    • VVayne Brady

      I’m quite fond of 908, but then again I try to rep Colorado bands as much as possible.

  • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

    Definitely some Death influence with Vulture Locust, especially the vocals.