Riff of the Week: Bump n’ Grind / 7-2-16

Guy Playing Electric Guitar In Wheat Field

This dude is fucking tight.

Greetings, fellow dorks. This week’s riff-off is focused on grind. I did it for the W., but who will grind supreme? The time to decide is nigh.

Last week, Gorak took the crown with some low hanging fruit of the viking variety.

Next week you get free reign. Any riff, any riff at all. Been stashing a riff in your back pocket, waiting for the right time to break it out? Holding on to a nasty lick for a rainy day? Next Saturday is that day, amigo. Send your riffs to toiletovhellriff@gmail.com. Include your name, a link to the riff, the time of the riff, and an explanation.




There is no more hopeless grind band than Blockheads, and the riff that hits at the 30 second mark in this song is the sound of realities collapsing in upon themselves.


Brock Samson

There are a million riffs from a million different grind band. Here is one of those riffs from one of theose bands. Start at 00:36.



Took this as a local Grind showcase opportunity. There’s a simple but v. effective descending riff at 0:31 (and repeating thereafter). But readers really should listen to the whole. It will only take a minute – and a few seconds. Literally.



How to you ensure your first album back after a 12-years absence will crvsh maximum dong: include this riff within the first song. Also; there need to be Richard Hoak drumming-face emojis. 1:36.



If there is one riff that symbolizes all that is grind, It’s this one. It’s just too obvious, that’s why you should vote for it.



Solid as fuck grind from quite possibly the only grindcore band to come out of Saudi Arabia. Riff and blastbeats ahoy start at 2:30.


Hans Müller

Favourite song off favourite album by German grinders “JaKa” (for short). As grind songs go, it’s a bit of an opus, but well worth your while. First occurence of my nominee is at 1:34, leading into the verse. Although the one at 2:29 is also awesome… and then 3:16 and how it eventually winds back down into the verse… man, this whole song is just fun.


Ted Nü-Djent

Back before I decided to embrace the dad bod and become a fat piece of shit, Grind was my go to music when working out at the gym. Massgrav used to get me to go places that I never thought were possible during intense cardio sessions. Riff starts at 0.00 but hey, the song is 53 seconds long so why not just play the whole damn thing from these crazy Swedish bastards.



Although this song’s ending riff (2:04) is way awesome and sure to get stuck in your head, it doesn’t grind like the opening riff does. Blast off at 0:03.





When I think grind, I think big. When I think big, I think mammoths. Who are the biggest grind band in the world?


This poll is closed! Poll activity:
start_date 01-07-2016 20:22:33
end_date 08-07-2016 20:22:33
Poll Results:
ROTW 7-2-16
  • Dubbbz

    Well done! You guys didn’t completely bungle this one. I tip my hat to Brockhead for not going with low hanging fruit.

    • Mother Shabubu

      I love the fact that I learned there is a band called Blockheads today, and they play grind to top it off.

      • Dubbbz

        I’ve posted them before, you Blockhead, Tyree has too.

        • Mother Shabubu

          I googled it, this album came out in 2013. I was not yet floating here, so I definitely missed it.

      • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight

        I kept thinking it was the drum n bass band Blockheads for a minute.

        • Ayreonaut

          Hey I remember that cone heads movie

          • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight

            And what a masterpiece it was!

    • tertius_decimus

      Not only he chose non-low hanging fruit, but the composition itself is incredible. I’ve never listened to that band before and I’m stoked!

  • ME GORAK!!!™


  • tigeraid

    I have no idea what any of this is. I abstain. So how bout them White Sox?

  • Stanley

    I only know about 5 grind bands, so I thought I’d leave it to the people that know. Anyway, I like the riff at 0:20.


  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    I could have sworn that someone would have beaten me to this riff so I didn’t submit it


  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    Shababu and Brutal Truth for that video alone.

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    I was also tempted to submit the outro riff 1.17 in I think

  • Wow, kvlt pick KJU. Saw them the first year I went to MDF. Creative Waste rules hard.

    • Stanley

      This is my favorite so far as I work my way down the list. I never in a million years thought I might be voting for a KJU riff.

      • Dubbbz


      • What Dubbbz said.

      • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight

        Lol, I’m just full of surprises! I’m not all weeby power metal and synthpop all the time. There is that 0.000000001% of the time where I’m not. :-p

    • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight

      Oddly enough, it’s one of the few grindcore bands I know about. Didn’t know they were from Saudi Arabia though until I read up on them, though.

  • Need more Blockheads, always.

    • more beer

      Dude holy shit that show was good. Best one of I have been to in a while. All the bands brought their a games. Rotstrotter were very good non-stop D beats., Nekrofilth never disappoint. Even though they were having sound issues with the vocals and blew a bass amp. Deathgrave brought the riffs and were interesting to say the least.. Sewercide certainly live up to the hype. I suggest everyone go see them if they are anywhere near you on this tour. Who knows when they will be back. Undergang sounded s dirty and filthy. I suggest everyone check them out on this tour they are on too.

  • Abradolf Lincler

    Do what now?

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Vote Ted

      • Abradolf Lincler

        i like the cut of your jib, fella

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          Twas election day here today. I learned a thing or two on my way to the booth about begging for votes. I have no idea who our PM is at the moment

          • Lacertilian

            It’s still Turnbull until whoever wins is sworn in later on anyway.

  • more beer

    So Boss the Ross sent me this Satan Gold a couple of weeks ago. Where he found it in Texas, I have no idea because I couldn’t find it anywhere. He has pretty much secured my ROTW vote for eternity. Tyree gets it this week because Boss doesn’t have a riff.

    • Abradolf Lincler


      • more beer

        Yes he is.

    • Nice Cryptic Slaughter shirt. Looks like it has seen its days.

    • camo shorts FTW! m/

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      MORE BEER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • Eliza

    I think this might be the shortest it’s ever taken me to listen to all the songs in the RotW.

  • Catchiest riff it grind folks… Just start at the beginning. It will be in your head all goddamn day.


    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Checking their Bandcamp page now. Those fucking album covers man, OMG

      • Haha, yeah dude!

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          Namely Carnivorous Erection

          • That album cover is something. I actually have that T-shirt believe it or not. I never wear it. LoL!

            That’s my least favorite release by them by the way. Production kills it for me.

          • It’s a classic.

      • Dubbbz

        Some reeeeeal gnarly stuff there.

    • brokensnow

      A very good album………what is wrong with me…?

      • There’s nothing wrong with you, my child. Embrace the grind.

        • brokensnow

          I liked something Tyree posted and got an upvote from Tapir last week….Im losing my cred.

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™
  • Stanley

    Hans thinks the competition is called Riffs of the Week. lol.

    • Hans Müller

      Sometimes I wish it were. However, I did manage to devide on one.

  • 365ChaosRiddenDays

    Good pick Tyree, killer song from a killer album, I love the smell of Napalm in the morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIV3czRMEpI

    • Eliza

      Even as someone who isn’t very knowledgeable about grind, I think this album is great.

      • YES! One of the most important and influential albums of all time.

        • Eliza

          I played some of it to some people on the train once. I don’t think that help create new grind fans, but their reactions were funny.

        • Mother Shabubu

          I picked Brutal Truth, then saw you had Napalm Death and was like “fuck, I lost”.

      • 365ChaosRiddenDays

        Eliza, try to check some albums by Nasum too!

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™


        • Eliza

          I really should, since the song by Nasum here was my favourite.

          • Dubbbz

            You won’t regret it.

          • Pls do Helvete. It changed my life as a teenager (sort of).


          • Eliza

            I feel like these short songs go by so fast, since I’m used to listening to long tracks.

          • Oh they do. Writing short songs in grindcore has always been kind of a protest tradition, as the genre’s roots are in punk as much as, if not more than, metal.
            The trick is make each song memorable enough to people adjusted to grind’s pace. Or don’t bother with memorable songwriting and just make the whole experience as intense as you can. Or fuck the rules and do whatever.

          • Eliza

            As long as the musicianship is strong, I’ll like a song no matter how short or long it is. I usually prefer it to be at least somewhat memorable, enough so to make me want to come back to it.

          • Nasum are one of your best bets in grindcore, then. All four of their albums rip, but their last two, Helvete and Shift liked to push the boundaries a bit more, play around with breakdowns and melody more than before. A lot of people on this blog specifically like Inhale/Exhale the most, but I wouldn’t start there. It’s not as… adventurous.


          • Eliza

            I’d say that is the most important.

          • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight
          • Eliza

            That’s good to know.

          • it took me a long time to grasp the genre of grind.
            as long as you aren’t against it, i think it’ll slowly make its way into your “wheelhouse”. stick with these experts and it’ll pay off

    • That is a vital, influential album that I just do not care for.

    • Poseur Diposeur

      Napalm Death is the greatest. I have the esteemed pleasure of seeing them headline South America’s largest metal festival tomorrow.
      Burn motherfucker

      • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight

        Awesome live show! Saw them with Strapping Young Lad, The Berserker (back when they had the masks), Nile and Dark Tranquility back in the day.

        • woah, same here. like 10 years ago?

          • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight

            Close. 2003.

          • holy cow. yes i was there, it was right when SYL made their comeback. though at the time i didn’t like grind so i left during Napalm Death’s set because “it all sounded the same” to me at the time.

          • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight

            At the Vic in Chicago? (dunno why my last post was detected as spam. This has been happening more lately for no apparent reason. Huh………..)

          • Hans Müller

            Did your post say anything about how much money your roommate makes with a very simple job?

          • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight

            Haha nope. I linked to an interview I did a while back, but why that would do it is beyond me. Especially when the spam posts you just mentioned seem to get past the filter.

  • I’d put this in the top 5 best grind riffs of all time.


  • Wow, I feel shitty posting such an obvious riff now. Don’t vote for me, there are many more deserving bands listed.

    • more beer

      Yea but you can’t fuck with the classics.

    • Eliza

      The quality of the riff is the only thing that matters. Everything else, like it being obvious, is secondary.

    • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight

      You got my vote.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Hail Tyree!

  • Count_Breznak
  • CyberneticOrganism

    No Rotten Sound?

  • CT-12

    Picked up this split just because it looked cool at a very odd, not totally metal record store. Didn’t regret it.

  • Who said anything about having riffs in grind…


  • tertius_decimus

    Voted for Brock Samson wholeheartedly. Great pick!

  • EsusMoose

    That Brutal Truth drummer while playing looks quite odd. But I now want to listen to that record so bueno job MShabubu

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      This is true about BT drummer

  • Abradolf Lincler

    why is the new Kataplexis ep so shitty

    • Abradolf Lincler

      All the songs that I like on that album are not grind

      • i like every song but yeah those final four (!)

        • Abradolf Lincler


  • JWEG

    Following up on that Compound Terror. Whole album as playlist:


    Some more local grindcore coming up … although nothing that I could call “true” grind. Victorian metal musicians are in so many different bands of different subgenres it’s impossible not to find stylistic crossovers everywhere:



    Couldn’t find a YouTube video without getting more crackpot RWNJ
    nonsense than even “compound terror” results (BENGHAZII!!!!1111DERP!)

    Thrash/Death/Grind bonus.
    Technically active, but I dunno. Vocalist seems a bit busy with a certain tech-death band of repute. You can sort of hear the Archspiration here, though…

  • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight

    Wanted to submit this at first (I think I might still have the promo CD somewhere in my collection):



  • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight

    Kinda surprised no one’s mentioned these guys:


  • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight
    • more beer

      Well it did take 5 minutes of his time. Maybe 6 since he probably needed someone to read the directions to him. Plus it cost maybe a dollar. That guy is lucky he only got punched 15 times.

      • Abradolf Lincler

        can almost guarantee alcohol and drugs were involved

        • more beer

          Of course.

        • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight

          Of course! How can you have ramen without alcohol?

      • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight


        Open up your mouth or I’ll beat it. Have some more udon, have some hard
        boiled eggs, and if you don’t I’ll beat you over the head. Just eat it,
        just eaaaaaat iiiiiiiiit!

      • Grandpa’s Magic Fleshlight
        • more beer

          Nah, I would never want that guy to be the face or spokesman for marijuana. I tend to question people’s judgment when they start tattooing their heads and face. I have tattoo’s so that’s not the issue. The placement is.