Bump N’ Grind: Part Deuce

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We’ve been neglecting the grind around here like the United States infrastructure [The ACSE has given the USA a D+ in frastructure, which is a slight improvement over the D we had four years ago. – W.]. Time to remedy that with a couple of hidden gems from the past, some free stuff and a few notable releases that are on the horizon.

Relevant Few

The first of our hidden gems comes from Sweden’s Relevant Few who put out a handful of releases during their brief tenure. Any discerning grind fan will find these guys to be a welcome addition to their music catalog with their brand of hyper intense blast beat assault. The Art Of Today was released in 2003, and I liken it to Brutal Truth‘s debut album, Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses for its use of death metal riffs, low/high vocal attack and the occasional breakdown. There are 25 tracks in roughly thirty minutes on this bad boy, so you’ll find most songs play right into the hands of the grindcore playbook with short but sweet bursts of bludgeoning that will devour you faster than being dumped into a vat full of acid. Also included in Relevant Few’s discography is their debut album, Who Are Those of Leadership (2001) and a split with Afgrund from 2007. Sadly, the split would turn out to be the band’s last release, as vocalist Johan Carlzon passed away as a result of an overdose in 2008. Check out The Art of Today below and get familiar with an underrated grind album.


Into The Gore

Next up in the hidden gems category is Greece’s Into The Gore. As far as bad band names go, Into The Gore has to be one of the least clever collection of words ever strung together. The criticism ends there because this is some Scandinavian influenced grind that should have Nasum fans grinning from ear to ear. Bureau of Disgust features an album cover that is ideal for this blog – a stick figure vomiting into a toilet. Also if a Bureau of Disgust does exist and they are hiring, I’d be a perfect candidate for employment. Into The Gore features some pissed off burly caveman vocals backed by the traditional high pitched grindcore screams that you all know and love. Fully fueled buzzsaw guitars greet you along with an accompaniment of blast beats that never waiver in their intensity. So don’t let that terrible band name fool you, Into The Gore bring the goods in spades, and you should definitely check them out below. Unfortunately, Into The Gore’s recorded output ended with this album, as main songwriter and guitarist, Michael-Alexander Xidas, passed away due to injuries from a motorcycle accident in 2005.


While you’re waiting for a new Rotten Sound album to drop, Fides Ad Nauseam from New Zealand’s Graves should tide you over. By no means are they are carbon copy of Finland’s pride and joy, but they certainly share many similarities. They’ve got the grind formula down pat as most songs are in the one minute or less range, and they are bursting with the flavor of machine gun blast beats, buzzsaw guitars, and distorted screaming from the vocals. You’ll also find two excellent cover songs on the final two tracks from Skitsystem and Dropdead. Graves refuse to take your money for this release because it’s free, and that’s a steal considering the quality of the material and recording. Once again, I’m the bearer of bad news as Graves called it quits in July, so enjoy this one to the fullest because it’s their final release.

More free stuff comes to you in the form of some grinding, crusty d-beat from Budapest called Human Error. They immediately caught my attention with the clever title of their 2011 release, 10 Reasons To Kill Your Boss And Destroy The Whole World. And while I can easily think of 100, these ten songs should be considered ice breakers that will get the conversation started. Put on your most frequently worn and least frequently washed attire so you can raise your fist in protest for being mistreated by the man. This is some energetic and well played crusty d-beat with some grinding sprinkled throughout. In addition to this one being free, they also have another ten songs for free that you’ll find on their Bandcamp page. If you are keeping score, I’m not doing so hot with ending these blurbs with good news, and it appears these guys will be calling it quits as well. They’ve announced their last show will be on October 31st.


Former Nasum drummer, Anders Jakobson has a new band called Axis Of Despair, and they are set to release a pair of 7″s sometime in the near future.  You can check out a preview of a couple of tracks below. Those of you who are familiar with Nasum’s work will find Anders continuing to lay waste to drum kits just as he did with the legendary grind act. The samples definitely bear the hallmarks of Nasum’s music so keep these guys on your radar and get a hold of these two releases when they drop.

 The last time I bumped n’ grinded, I wrote about Denver,CO’s Of Feather And Bone, and I’m doing it again because these guys will release a new album on September 18th called Embrace the Wretched Flesh on Good Fight Records. They are streaming a new track called “Ignore Their Remorse”, and it’s tickling me in my crusty grindy parts. Gentlemen, I advise you to secure your boner piece in a safe location before hitting play on this one because there is some mighty crushing action going on here. If you like your grind Nails style then you are in for a treat.

My personal favorite grind architects, Besta will be releasing a new split next month with Brazil’s O Cúmplice. And while I would very much like to hear a full length from these guys, it’s hard to complain about getting new music from them because they seem to put something out every six months. How many bands keep up appearances like that with recorded output? Besta continue to show that they are the real deal with their intense style of old school Napalm Death influenced grind. Check out the new song below and salivate as you wait for September to roll around.

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  • Mother Shabubu 4

    Speaking of grind, and as self-appointed Lieutenant of Team Bereave, we’d like to remind you and urge you to vote BEREAVE as the best unsigned band in ‘Merica.

    https://bereave.bandcamp.com/releases

    #IAMABEREAVER #TeamBereave

    • Only Bereave is real. #Bereave4Lyfe

    • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

      Listened to about half a song and I’m already sold. #TeamBereave

  • Count_Breznak

    Especially the amount of Perfecitizen
    https://perfecitizen.bandcamp.com/

  • I’ve been wanting some new grind, thanks!

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    Into The Gore is pretty choice. I remember checking that album a little while back.

    Been getting nasty with this recent gore-grind album. Reminds me of the more rawer/noisier era of Last Days of Humanity. Just filthy, blasting, gory annihilation.

    https://blarghstrad.bandcamp.com/album/excreted-brain-matters

    • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

      Whole lot of Blockheads influence in Into The Gore.

      • Vote for Jeb

        Blockheads >>>>>>>>>

        • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

          Just very high octane grind. The faster the better.

  • Vote for Jeb

    Good work, Deuce – Deuce and a half.

  • Waynecro

    Thanks, Mr. Deuce! Surely these bands will fuel many of my future workouts (and annoy and confuse my girlfriend).

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    Don’t miss out on Bodybag as well. It’s Dopi’s new death-grind band.Curently in Ruinebell and ex grind legends Dishammer & Machetazo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cieLu-b4qSU

  • Human Error is pretty cool. I hear hints of old school NYHC in there…is it just me?

    • Never thought of that way but I can hear that influence going on.

  • Vote for Jeb

    Have I told you boners about Hadak Ura yet? Ethan Lee McCarthy did the art.

    https://hadakura.bandcamp.com/album/forever-dying-forever-dead

    • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

      Now we’re talking. This is my kinda of filth.

      • Vote for Jeb

        I’ve had this sitting in my collection for a while. I think I just forgot to write about it. Oops.

    • This is nice and grimey. Did he do the artwork for Scorn? That is the best album cover of all time.

      • Vote for Jeb

        As in the Primitive Man album? I wouldn’t be surprised.

        • Yes, I have it as my desktop wallpaper at work to frighten the managerial types should they stop by.

        • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

          For a sec, I thought he was talking about Mitch Harris’ band.

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

        Yes. One of my favorites as well. Sums up the title and musical savagery quite well.

        https://f1.bcbits.com/img/0003998052_10.jpg

  • Dagon

    Honest question: if the USA is a D+ in infrastructure then what does BRASIL have? A Z?

    • Vote for Jeb

      Since ASCE is a US organization, I don’t know if they’ve graded anyone else.

      • Dagon

        Honest zzzzzz opinion:

        ASCE’s goal is to increase government spending and taxes.

        Fight the UN.

        MIND CONTROL

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    New Festerday is pretty rad too. If you like old gory Carcass worshiping grind. It’s a bit overproduced for my taste. But, it’s nasty none-the-less. If you like early Carcass, General Surgery, and Regurgitate you’ll dig this.

    https://festerday.bandcamp.com/album/the-four-stages-of-decomposition

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      “Overproduced”, dig deeper there’s a lot of poor quality stuff on that comp.

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

        True, I only got through about 5 songs.

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          The first demos and live stuff are particularly nasty.
          Hoping they out some new stuff too.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Yeah, starting around song 10 it gets rawer. Good shit, I’ve had this in my wishlist for sometime. Never really got a around to listening to it all.

  • Dagon

    RON!

    Besta is awesome! I heard there’s new shit coming from Brazilian grinders Facada this year, but I’m not sure when.

  • Vote for Jeb

    Of Feather and Bone are pretty cool.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Well would you look at that, already had this Graves record. Good stuff. Will check out some more of these too.

  • xengineofdeathx

    Fuck yeah! Dudes if you haven’t heard the Splitter album En Sorlig Historia I would recommend that too, bad ass grind from Sweden.

    • Welcome to the Toilet!

      GL

  • Malted Hate

    Any Cruciamentum fans?
    Stream from the debut full length: http://thequietus.com/articles/18625-listen-debut-cruciamentum-album

    • Lacertilinger

      Yeah, this was all over the group yesterday

      • Malted Hate

        As usual I missed the boat.

        • Lacertilinger

          You on FB?

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

    That Of Feather and Bone I can fuck with.

    Didn’t they have a split with someone gud?

    • Yes, they have a split with the best band in Wyoming -Reproacher.

      • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

        o rite

        xcellent stuff deuce, the others aren’t really my bag

  • CT-12

    Great lil roundup here Ron! For some reason Graves wouldn’t load, but I liked just about every band here, especially the last 4 you posted. Thanks for keeping the grind alive!

    • Glad you liked em’, just doing my civic duty.

  • KJM

    Hi! I am now reporting to you from within a virtual Windows 10 and I can say, without a doubt, that this sucks my ass. Don’t bother upgrading unless you really, really have to.

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      Whoa buddy, why did you DO Windohs 10? Have you not seen all the new shit about it?

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      Whoa buddy, why did you DO Windohs 10? Have you not seen all the new shit about it?

      • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

        Did you slip on a banana peel when you reposted this?

        • Guppusmaximus

          It’s like a glitch in The Matrix… The MS agents know were talking about their software:)

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom
          • Guppusmaximus

            Awesome pic!! Personally, for me, that was Windows 8. Windows 10 Pro has been fricken great on my home machine. We can’t use it at work because the owner is a fucking cheapskate and doesn’t want to invest in updating his shitty Shoretel software server-side.

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            I’m actually liking Windows 8.1 so far.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Yea, Windows 8.1 isn’t so bad because they reintroduced the start button. However, 10 makes my 3-5 y/o machine run like its brand new and I didn’t do a fresh install either. I always liked the search functionality of Metro but having it in the Start Menu (hitting the Windows key) is way better than having it dominate your screen. I admit they’ve gotten a little confused with the whole “Settings” vs. “Control Panel” UI as you have access to both but I pinned the control panel option to my start menu, so, no big deal to me. Overall, the loading & shutdown times are damn good and the stability doesn’t seem to stagger when the PC is left on for multiple days at a time. So far, imho, it’s been an improvement from Windows 7…

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      Whoa buddy, why did you DO Windohs 10? Have you not seen all the new shit about it?

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      Whoa buddy, why did you DO Windohs 10? Have you not seen all the new shit about it?

      • KJM

        Key word: “virtual”. I have VMware Workstation on my PC. Perfectly safe.

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      Have you not seen all the EULA shit for W10? Bad move bro

      • KJM

        See other post

      • Count_Breznak

        It’s the same as Android and Apple, really. Still good that people finally show some kind of awareness, tho.

      • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

        What’s EULA? Sounds like something to do with soccer.

    • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

      Duh, I could’ve told you that. The reviews for it have been pretty abysmal. Windows keeps bugging me almost everyday to upgrade it though. Sticking with 8.1, partly because I’m a crotchety old man who hates having to figure out a new OS.

      • KJM

        I’m still perfectly happy with 7 Ultimate.

    • Guppusmaximus

      I have Windows 10 Pro on my desktop and it works great. What don’t you like about it?

      • KJM

        The first impression just left me cold. I’m also still perfectly happy with 7 Ultimate.

        • Guppusmaximus

          I hear ya… Windows 7 is still a viable option (unlike 8, my .02 ) and the UI for 10 isn’t anything to write home about ( it’s a bit cleaner and less flashy). However, I always feel like VMWare doesn’t do an OS justice. I mean, I think that shit is great (I love the whole portable machine on a flash drive thing) but that layer of translation between the machine and the box still isn’t perfected, imho. If you have another machine kicking around, you should do a full upgrade to Win 10 Pro.

          *Disclaimer: By no means am I suggesting that Windows 10 is perfect or that MS should toot their horn*

    • Linux still remains free!!!

      • KJM

        You assume I paid for Windows 7 Ultimate. ^_^

        • absolutely! i figure with the unlimited resources available to Microsoft, they’ve had solved the piracy puzzle years ago

          • KJM

            Oh, that’s a good one…

  • Lacertilinger

    As I mentioned in @joethrashnkill:disqus’s post, my headphones kept coming off due to the headbanging today.
    This post just had me break the left ear piece off, it’s hanging by the thin cable now.
    Fuck.

  • Hans Müller

    here be some grind from Russia. horrible intro samples, but the rest is quite fun. that cover look familiar to anyone?

    https://chronicwaste.bandcamp.com/album/procreation-of-the-wasted-ep

    • Welcome to the Toilet! Nice to have you here!

      GL

    • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

      Greetings!

    • Nice, thanks for sharing. They definitely jacked the World Extermination cover.

  • Guppusmaximus

    That’s a gaw-damn shame about ‘Into the Gore’. That track fucking kills! So much Grinded Crusty Punk that I feel like yelling at my bar of soap for trying to clean off the fucking grime… DON’T YOU FUCKING DO IT!!

  • sweetooth0

    Human Error not only has another 10 songs for free on their Bandcamp, but in fact their entire discography! Crusty D-Beat, Hell Yes!

  • Dave

    This makes me want to jam Nasum- Helvete