Bump N’ Grind: Slaves, Pigs, and Romance


Greetings and welcome back to my first edition of Bump N’ grind for the new year. Below I’ve collected three unique offerings from the world of grind ranging in length, speed, and depravity. Whether you like indentured servitude, even-toed ungulates, or that special bond between two bff’s, there should be something for everyone.

Sacridose – Slave World

Let’s get right to the grind and kick this edition off with some butt-chopping violence. Slave World is the latest effort in militant punk anti-authoritarianism from Sacridose, a band described by our friends at Absolute Contempt records as “hands down the best grind act in Flordia.” Listening to Slave World, it’s easy to see why. Each track is jam-packed with hard-rocking riffs juxtaposed against unrelenting blasts that start-and-stop faster than one of those tree-eating woodchippers can gnaw through a pine. Tying the whole thing together and really setting this band apart from competitors, though, are Jaydee’s tormented vocals. Across these six blazing tracks, only one of which clocks in above one minute, her vocals soar and divebomb and just generally drop blistering, skin-peeling napalm. The screams are undeniably charming even as they reduce you to smoldering ash. Got around 6 minutes to spare? Then jam Slave World here.

Pigskinner – Leech

Looking for something a little more deathly? Leech, the debut album from Athens one-pig deathgrind monstrosity should tickle your diseased pickle. This is nasty, revolting deathgrind that takes heavy influence from OSDM riffs and groovy song structures ala Birdflesh. Sole porcine member Johnny Shitkicker grants us insight into his deranged mind with 15 tracks of sewage-gurgling debauchery. Intermittent movie samples segue into surprisingly tight riffs that wouldn’t be entirely out of place in a Swedish gutter and that bounce and clang against the righteously garbage-sounding snare-driven blasts. The likely deciding factor for your approval though will be Shitkicker’s vocals. In between downtuned bass grooves and revolting d-beats, Shitkickers growls and squeals like a pack of pigs possessed by some sort of grind devil as they plunge off a cliff. The vocals are gross, but I think they’re the perfect complement to the headbanging guitar-work on tracks like “Poser Holocaust.” So grab your cleaver and join the party; the butcher’s shop is open for business.


Jungbluth are a bit different than our usual grind fare, not just for the seamless way in which they meld powerviolence, noise rock, d-beat, and screamo into a spellbinding whole that is often not particularly brütal but always somehow heavy. The key to this gravitas is the emotional weight of this album. Below the song list on the album’s Bandcamp page is a short manifesto discussing the pseudo-religion of love as peddled by media and corporate greed. This false idol, the band argues, negates the positive impacts of communal, daily living in favor of commodifying an emotion. This dichotomy between the eros we see in callow romantic comedies and the agape that is built through enduing trials together as a unit (whether that unit is a family, a couple, or a community) is the backbone of this album and bleeds into the conflicts between the jangly, often major-key riffs and the pummeling, dire drums and torturous vocals. It’s an emotional ride, and one I highly recommend.

Sacridose | Facebook | Bandcamp
Pigskinner | Facebook | Bandcamp
Jungbluth | Facebook | Bandcamp

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  • Having a garbage sounding snare in must in grind. I used a broken snare during our last recording.

    • Dubs

      I love it.

      • It sounds even nastier on the new album 😉

    • If only St. Anger was a grind album.

  • RustyShackleford
  • BobLoblaw

    Sacridose was kinda meh for me, Pigskinner jams and I enjoyed Jungbluth a lot more than i thought i would. Good shit.

    • the female vocals make me feel anxious for Sacridose.

      • BobLoblaw

        I have nothing against female vocals (Mel Mongeon’s voice is honey in my ears and shes better than the vast majority of death metal vocalists in my book) but hers arent anything special. Like the rest of it. MEH!

        • I should clarify, here vocals make me feel nervous. I do not have problems with female vocals, in general.

          • BobLoblaw

            I didnt mean to infer that at all, more of a preemptive defense. I know i said “meh” more than once but i loathe generic sounding bands.

    • Dagon

      Pigskinner sort of reminds me of Goreshack but the latter is more fun.

  • Dagon

    I’m gonna jam all of this as soon as I’m done with Who The Fuck Is Chris Spencer??

    Solid album.

  • Sacridose remind me a lot of Lycanthropy.

    • Dubs

      I figured of the three, that would be the band you enjoyed most.

      • Yeah, mean stuff Dubz.

      • Ah! My guitarist lives in the same area as this band. He recently saw a show with them and Triac last November.


        • Dubs

          $8? That’s a steal!

          • Dagon

            Come to Brasil and live like a king.

          • Come to Brasil and live like a king*!

            *just do not procreate here cuz danegerous*

          • $8 for 7 bands under 2 hours 😉

          • Dubs

            You’re doing a lot of winking in this thread. Did you stroke out?

          • Nope, just in a good mood today. That can change though 😉

          • Dubs

            I’m glad 😉

          • I imagine your mood being completely wrecked by the release of a new Gojira track or something. . . .

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            That would do it for sure.

          • You ever make it south into Ohio?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I shudder at the thought.

          • That was a yes or no question.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I know, hence my response. The answer is no.

          • I will be in your neck of the woods in August. Colon, MI. Excellent name for a town. If I do say so myself.

          • #truth

          • I’ll give it Hells Headbash though.

          • Dubs

            Why would you even say that?

          • Well, I would not be wrecked. Nor you. But Tyree would… I think. Which is why I said it. I think. Well, I thought, at least. A minute ago.

          • Scrape that idea!

          • The idea of a new song makes me feel like this:


          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain


          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Fuckin’ christ, that’s some hot shit.

          • Mad skrill per band. That is for sure

  • Capra Hircus Hubertus

    I’m really digging Jungbluth

  • Jungbluth reminds me of something, but I can’t place it. I want to say The Refused. The vocals on Sacridose sound a little like Kat Katz. Seemed like that was over before it started. No problem, just hit play again.

    • Dubs

      What’s another 6 minutes, right?

      • Well I’m here at work hating life for the next two hours so I could conceivably listen to it another twenty times.

      • Sort of like that Serpent’s Athirst EP. Although that’s twice as long.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • Dubs

      That’s a lot of boobs.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain


        • Dubs

          When you’re right, you’re right.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I just calls ’em like I sees ’em.

    • You dirty dirty bastard you.

    • That song made my naughty parts tingly.

  • Dagon

    Sacridose is alright, but the usual politics in punk/grind/hc make me snooze hard.

    • Politics <<<<<<<<<<<<<

      Although, the classic grind formula is there so no complaints from me. Constant D-beats, blasts, and savagery is key.

      • Dagon

        They bring the violence for sure. Plus it’s 6 minutes long!

        • Yeah, could do without some of the Hardcore influences but overall not bad.

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        BLAST FOR… the Labour Party

  • Waynecro

    These are some great finds. Thanks, W! I’m totally picking up what Jungbluth’s putting down.