Bump N’ Grind: The Ron Deuce Edition

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Greetings toilet dwellers, Ron Deuce here. I’ve scoured the web for some of the finest grind that may not have hit your eardrums yet. Join me as I take you through some quality jams from my treasure trove of blast beats.

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Thick Piss
A couple of months ago W. introduced us some grindcore done right with the very excellent Radiation Vomit. I’ve been listening to them daily like it’s my job. They’re not breaking any new ground but they are playing grind the way it should be played – fast, loud, and noisy. Which brings us to Hamilton Ontario’s, Thick Piss. These Canucks are employing the tried and true tactics of good grind; blast beats a plenty, a dual high-low vocal attack, punk riffs, and satirical song titles like “I’m Not Punk”. Thick Piss sound like earlier Napalm Death; some of the riffing reminds me of stuff straight off of Utopia Banished. This whole demo is 12 tracks in around 11 minutes which tells you most songs hover around the 1 minute range. That’s a nice serving of music in a short period of time. And to top it all off, the last track on the demo is a great cover of Napalm Death’s “Lucid Fairytale”. The band doesn’t take themselves too seriously either; their Facebook page lists the band members as follows: Becky Breakfast – Vox, Shitty-er Danzig – Riffs, Kale Satan – Skin beater and Spa-Gheddy Lee – Low end. I don’t know about you but I enjoy the fact that these dudes are ignorant jerkoffs.


Tortyr
If Meghan Trainor was truly all about dat bass she would listen to Sweden’s Tortyr because the low end on this thing rumbles to sub zero frequencies. Dat bass is accompanied by a layer of guitars so crusty that to describe them as such doesn’t even do it justice. This here is some dirty underwear crust, my friends. The skid marks this leaves in your draws ain’t comin’ out. The music is some fierce angry D-beat/crust and the vocals sound very similar to one Tomas Lindberg of At the Gates. A Google search reveals that this album was released in 2009 but other than that I cannot determine if these guys are an active band anymore. If you dig the song below, I absolutely recommend searching out the whole album because it rages just like this from start to finish.

I think the woman on this album cover is dating the guy from the cover of Primitive Man’s Scorn. They may have even roughed up the same dude.

Tortyr - Primitive Man


 

 

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Devalued
Of all the bands in this post, Miami, FL’s Devalued are the most difficult to pin down. They dabble in grind but there’s also a punk/hardcore/D-beat vibe with a dash of sludge. Most of the songs on their demo, Plagues feature this cross pollination of genres throughout it’s 10 tracks, but it doesn’t sound forced; they blend all the styles seamlessly. This demo was actually recorded by Maruta’s Mauro Cordoba and the sound quality is pretty impressive. The drums, bass and guitars all sound above average for what is being advertised as a demo. This was recorded in 2012 and as far as I can tell from the band’s Facebook page, they’re still active so I’m looking forward to what these guys do next because the material on Plagues certainly is some quality stuff. I recommend starting off with the song “Coke Dick” for a first taste, then check the rest because it’s an enjoyable listen throughout.


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Of Feather And Bone
Do you like breakdowns with your grind? If the answer is yes then Denver, CO’s Of Feather and Bone are happy to oblige. Of Feather and Bone walk a fine line between being a hardcore band and a grind band. They manage to work a breakdown into every song on their EP Adorned In Decay. Whether this was done intentionally or if it’s just the natural ebb and flow of the songs doesn’t matter because they all seem to fit in the context of their songs. The breakdowns are nicely timed and don’t hang around long enough to bore you. In addition to this EP, Of Feather and Bone also released a split with another one of my personal fav’s, Reproacher in 2014 (Bonus material – Reproacher sounds to me like Primitive Man only a little more hardcore, and a little less doom). Check out Adorned In Decay below and step up on your mosh skills.


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Besta
And to round things out, I leave you with Portugal’s Besta. Out of all the band’s in this post, I hold these guys in the highest regard. When my friends come to me for that top shelf liquor of grindcore, they say “give us the Hennessy, give us the Courvoisier, give us the Johnnie Walker Black” and I give them Besta. You may be thinking that the word “besta” means “best”,  but it actually translates to “beast” in Portuguese and this band a damn beast. Their brand of Nasum/Napalm Death styled grind is very much on par with their contemporaries. Their songs are generally 1 – 1 1/2 minutes of grinding fury. The musicianship, songwriting and recordings are all top quality. I hope these guys get more exposure because they really are a cut above the rest. Don’t believe me? Give Herege a spin. It will plow through you in a very brief 5+ minutes and dare you not to hit replay when you’re done.

If these tunes please your ears, whip out your Bad Muthafucka wallet and throw these bands some coin because we all know that Grind Don’t Pay! And remember…

  • #ToiletOvHellCoupleOv2015: the guy in Primitive Man and the girl on Tortyr.

    I will check this when I can.

    Your writing is a very welcomed addition to the articles, I think. I liked your style 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Welcome to the esteemed TovH writer’s club, Mr. Deuce. You’ll be receiving your shill check shortly.

    • Not fuckin’ likely!

      • Guacamole Jim
        • this is what we all are in Tapir’s mind

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Dimmadarn adorable?

          • more beer

            While he is looking cute waiting to bite our faces off.

          • Scrimm

            Here’s what Tapir is in my mind.

          • more beer

            Thanks for another great laugh!

          • Scrimm

            Glad to be of service!

          • more beer

            I tip my beer to you!

        • CyberneticOrganism

          We write for the greater good. THE GREATER GOOD.

          *flush*

    • Thanks, I hope everyone enjoys my contributions.

      • affirm.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          co-sign this affirm.

      • more beer

        Good job Mr. Deuce. Liking that Thick Piss a lot. You`re giving Tyree a run for his money here.

  • Edward/Breegrodamus

    Reproacher sounds to me like Primitive Man only a little more hardcore, and a little less doom.

    I love Primitive Man but god damn does that make me want to listen to Reproacher.

  • Tyreeling In The Years

    WOW! Tortyr is some insane Skitsystem worship. Approved!

    I can feel the burn in my right leg now, just from listening to that D-beat action.

    • The whole album is in the vein of that song, you’ll dig it.

      • Tyreeling In The Years

        Sick!

        Reminds me of this album a lot. Especially the guitar/bass tone, vocals, and production.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1KcJJyxlvU

        • I’ll have to revisit this. I heard them years ago but they didn’t click for whatever reason.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Definitely do so. This album in particular is very good.

          • Somebody from Nasum was in this correct? I should throw myself down a flight of stairs for sleeping on this! Definitely adding it to my collection, thanks Tyree.

  • Tyreeling In The Years

    Thick Piss is quality. Loving that rawness and that drum sound. Very similar playing style to mine. Definitely getting this demo!

  • Besta and Of feather and bone are good shit!

    • Besta’s entire catalog is solid. Definitely check it out if you like the EP.

  • Ferris Mueller

    “They may have even roughed up the same dude.”

    I LOLd… while on a call with a client and had to make up the shittiest excuse as to why.

    • Stockhausen

      Proud of you!

  • I have had two meetings today that were absolutely mind numbing. This grind will definitely help. THANKS DEUCE!!!

    GL

  • Scrimm

    Ignorant Jerkoffs>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

    • Ignorantly jerking off <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

      • Hubert, Goat ov ……Satan

        Jerking off>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

        • Scrimm

          This is also true

      • Scrimm

        This is true.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          I was wondering how a person would ignorantly jerk off, exactly, but I think I am scared to hear some of our community’s answers to that.

          • when i’m watching a lovely dame on the computer screen and thinking, “she’s never been with a dude before… naw, she’s saving herself for me. it’ll be so sweet. i’ll buy her dinner beforehand, something nice like Olive Garden…”

          • more beer

            After the all you can eat bread sticks. her Clothes will definitely be in wrinkled up pile on your floor.

          • I think you would rub one out on a piece of black construction paper, then name your black metal band.

          • Scrimm

            Shudders

          • JVVG

            …maybe you just don’t know the other guy that well? Nobody said it had to be solo.

            Or maybe ignorance itself is as orgasmic as waxing the carrot. I have ever heard it described as “bliss”.

  • Coke Dick >>>>>>>>>

    • Where is everyone Joe???? We need to open this mother up!

      GL

      • No idea dude. Guess everyone is doing their job.

        • BLASPHEMY

        • Enemy Of The Free World

          Nah. We’re jumping ship.
          #SinkOvHeaven
          #GuacaBlog

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q2Wx5H6wkg

            Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke Anneke!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I forgot to play this the other day when you linked me to it, what a lifesaver.

            See, repeating stuff can be pretty worthwhile sometimes!

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            (I just wrote this sentiment to an “article”

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            This song is so… mmmmmmm…

          • In The I… I…Irony Scoffed

            Everything’s better with Anneke…

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EHh2b0UodU

        • I should also mention that my wife is pretty excited for the “prize packs” to come in the mail. She has asked about it on a number of occasions, lol.

          • I’ll move it this week! I held off last time cuz it looked like you were going to win a second prize.

          • No worries man! It is safe to say with my turd for this addition that I will not be winning this time around!

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        I’m gonna play Reproacher and do choresy things at home, lol

        TXXLXT XX HXLL 4 lyfe

        • Do we know what the eight note with an X through it means? On the featured image? I seen some dude on the youtubes with it the other day – and now it shows up here. Any ideas guys?

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Veru Noisy Black Methyl. With a side dish of hurdygurdy

          • They should have made the eighth note be all squiggly , not make lines through it. I am much confused.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Srs. I’ve no idea. Just seen it thrown around a few times.

          • It’s kinda like the “symbol” for grindcore. Anti-music, as it were.

          • It’s the symbol for anti-music. A lot of bands of this ilk splash it on their album covers to be cvlt.

          • sweetooth0

            I got it tattooed on my kneecap in an extra crusty looking font. I guess that lets me add a K to the kvlt?

        • Stay clear of the sheetrock, you might make sone holes.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            That comment I left below about your description of Reproacher seems pretty spot on. I got interrupted by our bear friend though and brought back to this gem of noise death rock skronk.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg6igS4Oz8I

          • I’m not sure how I missed these guys. I usually check out every band Relapse signs.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Ed hates this band.

        • being at work, making money while viewing the toilet > doing chores at home

          • more beer

            Being a metal head is not cheap you gotta make that money!

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Fucking Ay.

          • more beer

            There`s getting new music, going to shows, merch, the all important beer at shows. People who think broke ass metal heads are idiot`s. This isn`t punk rock where you can spange the 10 bucks you need to get into a show and get a six pack of PBR.

          • you said it! (refresh for image)

          • more beer

            I said being a metal head not a trendy wanker.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            At this point with my job, home > work, always. Lol.

      • Brouroboris

        Pick a wall!

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    “where is everyone”—just like on that acid king post the other day—sometimes when the music is so good—it just doesnt “register” to comment–cuz yer digging the music–
    –leaving it on the screen for hours–

  • Based Tapir

    Of Feather And Bone and Besta are really hitting me. Good stuff dood.

  • So I recently saw this band on iTunes called Oceans Ate Alaska and gave it a listen.

    • Based Tapir

      How was it, Mr. Georgio?

      • my damn comment was posted too early…. Here is the link. It fucking sucked. So much I had to pass it along.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb35YFNgPtk

        • music that fucking sucks >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

        • Based Tapir

          Oooh, that’s bad. Probably McNasty’s new favourite band.

          • What a horrible fucking name too. A more logical name is The Pacific Ocean Ate Alaska. How can more than one ocean eat Alaksa? Futhermore, the mean elevation of Alaska has got to be much higher than that of say Florida. Logically they should have stuck with the Gulf of Mexico Ate Florida.

          • Based Tapir

            These kidz were 2 cool 4 geography classes.

        • Is this Victory Records latest signing?

          • more beer

            Victory used to have some great hardcore bands. All Out War, the Bad Brains, Cause for Alarm,and Killing Time to name a few. They are absolute shit now.

          • They have certainly gone downhill in recent years. I dig Seeker though, probably the only good band left on the roster.

          • more beer

            They have Jungle Rot and the Reverend Horton Heat I don`t listen to him regularly but have seen him a couple of times and it`s always a fun show. I would say calling it downhill is an understatement . It`s more like the coyote going over a cliff with an anvil.

  • Stockhausen

    I’m super ready to eat nachos, drink beer, and skeez out to this post. I mean, accompany a bunch of middle school kids at contest.

    • is it wrong to picture you in place of J.K. Simmons when watching Whiplash?

      • Stockhausen

        Not at all. Include more belching and being terrible at jazz, and you’re nailed it.

  • VVayne Brady

    Great work on this post, Ron. You have brought honor to House Grind.

  • CyberneticOrganism
  • Lacertilian

    Going to have to get to this tomorrow arvo @Ron_Deuce:disqus, going to have to spend some time getting through these (read: drink beers and grind instead of chores)

  • Óðhinn

  • Óðhinn

    …..

  • Óðhinn

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