Get in Here for New Grind: Bump n’ Grind, Vol. II

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Greetings, lifelovers. I’m disappointed in the lack of grind here lately, so I’ve escaped the closet to bring you more bumpin’ and grindin’. Grind is love. Grind is life. Get in here and get down.

Spawn from Deceit

I figured I’d just go ahead and start with something absolutely devastating right from the beginning. New Thrones, an EP by Spawn from Deceit was released back in May, but man oh man, this is some brutal stuff. This band of deviants from the imaginary land of Finland plays an absolutely bludgeoning brand of grindcore heavy on the death metal influence. There are enough d-beats, blasts, shredding solos, growls, and breakneck tempo shifts here to level an entire city. Don’t pass on this. Stream the EP on Bandcamp and keep your eyes out for a 7” in the near future.


The Oily Menace

Talk about a killer name! Even before I pressed play on the first of Piece by Piece’s two 10+ minute epic blasts of grind, the band’s moniker had planted an image of some coal-rolling giant squid rising from the deep. As it turns out, that image is the perfect description for the band. Transitioning from Pig Destroyer style doom to Cattle Decapitation-esque storms of deathgrind to Nine Inch Nails Downward Spiral-inspired industrial sound effects and everything in between, this album is a big hot mess of tentacled violence, and I love it. Download it for free and give this monstrous cephalopod some love.


SKUZ

Do you like menacing riffs, trash-can snares, and phlegmy growls? Of course you do! SKUZ are a relatively new two-piece from New Jersey that bring you some raw and dirty grind in short, painful bursts. This is the perfect soundtrack to trashing some B Dubs Bro’s house in a drunken rager. Grind on! Give these guys a listen and download the demo at Bandcamp.


Worse

Worse bring the powerviolence. From that distortion-fed drum intro to the mean riffs and cymbal ride that follow, Worse start things off with a bang on their self-titled release. This release is easily the most hardcore of all the albums gathered here, and it touches me in all the right places. Short, punishing, d-beat driven songs? Check! Animalistic shrieks and low, heavy chords? Check! Rage? Double check! Stream Worse on Bandcamp and give these guys a download.


HFRCPMTR

I’ve saved the weirdest for last. Steve Jobs Autopsy Report is a split between two masters of strange, violent music. The first half is curated by Human Fluid Rot, a purely noise group that bombards you with static and disconcerting sound effects. This would be right up Christian’s alley. The second half is dominated by Copmuter and brings the cybergrind. This reminds me of The Berzerker, and if you know me, you know that I love and miss those hateful Aussies. This is definitely an unconventional mix, but to quote Funkadelic, “I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe. I was not offended.” So get on your computer and rage over at Bandcamp.


(Photo VIA)

 

(Joe Note: Today is W’s birthday! Don’t mention anything to him about it though. He’s self-conscious about getting older and the possibility of losing his hair.)

  • Guacamole Jim

    It is now a much better Monday.

    • W.

      Grind heals all wounds.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        STAY GRIND

    • Tyree

      Agreed, my hangover is cured by grind.

  • I wish I wasn’t at school so I could grind my brains out.

  • HAPPY GRINDDAY DUBYA!

    You’re going to die eventually.

    • W.

      Thanks, man. As Pete Steele said, “Everything dies.”

      • Edward Meehan

        I feel like I really got ahead of the curve on your birthday.

        Me >

        • W.

          My wife is basically the only one who acknowledged it before you, so you’re correct.

          • Edward Meehan

            She had an unfair advantage.

          • W.

            This is true. Advantage: Meehan.

      • Cock of Steele

        That is true

        • Virgil the Ghost Poet

          And everyone you love is dead.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        Everyone dies alone.

    • Tyree
  • God

    Man I guess I’m a wimp when it comes to grind. For me to enjoy it it’s gotta be a mixture of death metal and grind.

    • W.

      I’m sure you could find something in this list.

      • God

        I’m liking spawn from deceit. They seem right up my alley.

        • W.

          They and Oily Menace are probably my favorites on this list.

    • Edward Meehan

      The Red Chord!

      • W.

        The red Chord are an exceedingly interesting band because they are hard to pin down to just one subgenre, They’re like the best parts of death, deathcore, and grind.

        • Tyree

          Not going to lie here but I do enjoy me some The red Chord. They put on one hell of a live performance too.

        • Edward Meehan

          I was listening to them in the car recently and some of the vocals made me ponder

          “am I listening to deathcore”?

          I don’t necessarily hate the subgenre, there just isn’t much I normally like there from what I have heard.

          EDIT: I’m not sure I hate enough stuff to be a trve metal IMN.

          • W.

            The first wave of deathcore had some really solid bands. Hate all you want, but no one can deny that Despised Icon’s drummer was an absolute monster behind the kit.

      • wholly crap do I love TRC!!! i’m so sad they aren’t still making music. their discography is so damn solid, consistent, and interesting. never got to see them live 🙁

        • Edward Meehan

          They claim to still be a band, at least according to the internet within the last two years or so. Have you ever listened to Stomach Earth? It’s some of the rare music that is truly scary imho. One of the dudes from TRC, it’s his project.

          • yup, tried real hard to like Stomach Earth, can’t do it.
            i know TRC hasn’t officially called it quits, but i lost hope. Guy joined the fuzz and the other guys have different projects.

      • Dëpütÿ Dïpshït

        Fuck yes. TRC all day and night.

    • Tyree

      Ya got to have some D-beat and punk in yo grind.

    • mumakil?

    • Dëpütÿ Dïpshït

      Ever try these guys out?

  • Howard Dean

    This is going to be a rather unpopular opinion amongst the toileters, but I’m really not a fan of most grindcore. For all of its sonic abrasiveness, speed, anger, and hostility, its never hit me with the same power as black, doom, or death metal. I know there’s a lot of crossover and influence (going both ways), but black and death metal are just vastly superior in my mind.

    • W.

      I think you really have to wade through a sea of crap to find the good grind. For every good grind band, there are twenty z-level pornogrind bands making unlistenable noise.

    • Grind is just a side-bitch, HD.

    • Tyree

      BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • Scrimm

      Not even Nasum?

      • Howard Dean

        Nasum is decent. I remember hearing their album Inhale/Exhale and enjoying it. They along with Wormrot, Insect Warfare, and Rotten Sound are a few of the grind bands I’ll listen to occasionally. But to be honest, I’ll pull Immolation, Taake, or Bolt Thrower off the shelf 20 times for every time I’ll reach for a grind album. I’m just not a huge fan.

        • Tyree

          New Bölzer needs to come out now,

          • Howard Dean

            I just reached for the new Bolzer, listened to Steppes, and punched an elderly person who was trying to cross the street. Metal.

          • Tyree

            BYAH!

          • Renan Ribeiro

            I punched my own baby 5 seconds into Steppes. and I didn’t even have a baby before listening to it

        • Scrimm

          Me too, except for Nasum. I think Inhale/Exhale is their worst, by far.

          • Howard Dean

            I guess I need to try out some of there other stuff! What do you recommend?

          • Tyree

            Human 2.0 is a grind masterpiece in my opinion.

          • Scrimm

            Any of the full lengths after that would be a good pick. Human 2.0, Helvete and Shift. this one is my personal favorite. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOnA0DetQrM

          • Tyree

            Seriously dude! This album is a fucking masterpiece!

          • Scrimm

            YES!! I love the whole thing. My favorite grind album probably.

          • Tyree

            I don’t think it is my favorite, but it is certainly in the top 10.

    • Cock of Steele

      I’m opposite, black metal doesn’t hit me the way grindcore does.

      • Howard Dean

        For me, black metal brings the emotion and power behind the music, and grindcore doesn’t have that same feel.I know this is personal taste, as I know there are plenty of pissed off hombres out there making emotionally-charged grindcore. It just falls flat for me. I do like some grind–Insect Warfare’s World Extermination is a good album–but the grind I find myself gravitating towards has more than a healthy dose of death metal. My ears just yearn for metal riffing, I suppose.

    • i used to dislike grind a lot. for me, when songs are that short i can’t find anything to grab onto (like a skinny girl). it took me almost 10 years to finally enjoy what grind had to offer. plus, much grind has similar guitar riffery. i really latch onto a grind band if they incorporate deathy riffs.
      i think you should give Gridlink’s Longhena a shot (this was on my and @disqus_4E0xQtrX2p:disqus’s top 10 last year). it’s 22 minutes so nothing wasted if you don’t like it.

      • Edward Meehan

        Ha, this is awesome McNulty. I am actually listening to Longhena now as I was trolling this thread. I’m fairly certain it is a 2014 release, it’s basically a lock for my 2014 Best of List.

        • you are correct sir.
          ah, this reminds me of awkward days of past when we were all still getting to know each other, pre-Toilet.

    • crazytaco_12

      A lot of it can just turn into a blur of sound. If I can’t hear what’s going on I won’t be into it.

    • I used to love death metal but it doesn’t do it for me anymore. With the exception of Wormed, Deicide,Cephalic Carnage, Cannabis Corpse and that last Cryptopsy album I’m finding it difficult to get down with anything else in the genre. Love grind because I have a short attention span and the bands I like all have that punk, crust d-beat influence to them.

  • Tyree

    These all get the Tyree stamp of approval Dubya. Spawn From Deceit for the win though!

    • W.

      They definitely slay, although I’m mirin’ that Oily Menace.

      • Tyree

        Definitely quality shit Dubs. I’ll have to listen to them later on and grind out while playing Wii Golf.

        • W.

          Welp, I think I know how I’m gonna spend my birthday!

          • Tyree

            HEY! Happy Birthday Dubs! GRIND ON BRAH!!!

          • W.

            Thankeesai. I’m grindin away at work.

  • Edward Meehan

    One of the things I like about grind and other very short albums like grind (ahem, Nails, they aren’t exactly grind right?) is that I can listen to full length albums easily which jives with my ideal listening habits. Take in the whole body of work, so to speak.

  • Tyree

    Spawn From Deceit are from Finland which is not a real place. So, is the band even real? Am I dead? Are we all just dust in the wind?

    • W.

      All of the above.

    • Cock of Steele

      All is dust

      • Tyree

        That would be a great grind song title.

    • Renan Ribeiro

      We’re food. The stars are just tiny salt particles… we’re being seasoned and God is just waiting to eat us.

    • JWG

      All of us is airborne mini dirt, y’all.

  • Tyree

    That SKUZ material is mean as fuck!

  • FeelTheDarkness

    This doesn’t count.I just love Judas Priest

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjbg_Rfka58

    • Tyree

      Full on fucking grind!

    • Cock of Steele

      I used to only like them opening with Electric Eye but Rapid Fire has grown on me.

      • FeelTheDarkness

        Rapid Fire is a great opener. But Electric Eye was the shit just because the first tour I saw Priest on was SFV and with them opening with that was like a sledgehammer coming down on my teenage brain.

    • Cock of Steele

      Aside from that I thought British Steel’s biggest attribute was the rhythm section, how it’s all tight and the bass is clearly heard.

  • Cock of Steele

    I think I might do a Funkadelic tribute grind band first song “mother Earth is pregnant for the second time”

    • W.

      I was wondering how that joke/allusion was going to go over.

  • Xan

    This was a shitty day till I read this post.

    • W.

      I’m glad to brighten your day.

  • Virgil the Ghost Poet

    Happy birthday W!

    • W.

      Thanks, bro!

  • New Phobia drops tomorrow, they didn’t even fuck around they just called it “grindcore”. Not many bands can get away with that.

    http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2014/09/debut-phobia-grindcore/

  • Scrimm

    Holy fuck I hate R Kelly.