Grindcore tagged posts

Carcass

CarcassCarcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons. Carcass are regarded as pioneers of the grindcore genre. Their early work was also tagged as splatter death metal, hardgore and goregrind; on account of their morbid lyrics and gruesome album covers. They also became one of the pioneers of melodic death metal with their 1993 album Heartwork.

Carcass was first formed as a school band by Bill Steer and Ken Owen that soon after disbanded...

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Essential Grindcore Albums

Essential Grindcore Albums

Essential Grindcore AlbumsFast, furious and ridiculously intense, grindcore has been deafening and thrilling fans of untamed brutality for three decades. It’s death metal’s snotty younger brother, hardcore punk’s evil twin and one of the most deceptively inventive sub-genres the world of heavy music has yet spawned. If you fancy having your ears wrenched off, these albums are the ultimate starting point. Grind on, here’s a list of Essential Grindcore Albums :

(* we have taken one album per band and the list is not ranked)


1. Repulsion – Horrified (1989)

Originally recorded in 1986, Horrified is simply the grindcore motherlode...

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Napalm Death

Napalm DeathNapalm Death are a British extreme metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981 by Nic Bullen and Miles Ratledge while the duo were still in their early teenage years. The duo had been playing in amateur bands since 1980 as an extension of their fanzine writing, and went through a number of names (including “Civil Defence”, “The Mess”, “Evasion”, and “Undead Hatred”) before choosing Napalm Death in mid 1981. The band were initially inspired by the early wave of punk bands, particularly the anarcho-punk movement (a subgenre of punk music focused on anarchist politics), and associated groups such as Crass...

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Grindcore

GRINDCORE (1987-present)

GrindcoreGrindcore is an extreme genre of music that originated in the early to mid-1980s. It draws inspiration from some of the most abrasive-sounding genres – including Hardcore Punk, Thrash Metal, Crust Punk, Industrial and Noise Rock. Grindcore is characterized by a noise-filled sound that uses heavily distorted, down-tuned guitars, grinding overdriven bass, high speed tempo, blast beats, and vocals which consist of growls and high-pitched shrieks. Early groups like Napalm Death are credited with laying the groundwork for the style. It is most prevalent today in North America and Europe, with popular contributors such as Brutal Truth and Nasum. Lyrical themes range from a primary focus on social and political concerns, to gory subject matter and black humor...

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Swedish Extreme Metal

SWEDISH EXTREME METAL (1990-present)

Swedish Extreme Metal is a Death Metal music scene developed in Sweden. Many Swedish Death Metal bands are associated with the Melodic Death Metal movement, thus giving Swedish Death Metal a different sound from other variations of Death Metal.

Swedish Extreme MetalUnlike American Death Metal groups, the first Swedish bands were rooted in Punk Rock. Although Norway is known for its quantity of Black Metal, Gothenburg in Sweden has a large Melodic Death Metal scene, while Stockholm is known for its more raw Death Metal scene.

History

Precursors – Unlike American groups, the Swedish Death Metal scene’s earliest originators were influenced by Punk Rock, especially the D-beat Hardcore Punk scene...

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Death Growl

DEATH GROWL

A Death Growl is a vocal style (an extended vocal technique) usually employed by singers from Death Metal music genres, but also used in a variety of other Heavy Metal styles. Death growls are sometimes criticized for their “ugliness.” However, the harshness of death growls are in keeping with Death Metal’s abrasive music style and often dark and obscene subject matter. The progressively more forceful enunciation of metal vocals has been noted from Heavy Metal to Thrash Metal to Death Metal.

Definition

Death Metal, in particular, is associated with growled vocals...

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Heavy Metal Family Tree

For Metal Evolution, Sam Dunn presented a new, updated version of his “Heavy Metal Family Tree“, a 24 sub-genre chart that mapped out Metal’s various sub-genres that have spawned over the course of its 40-year history. This new, more elaborate version included a “Pre-Metal” field that listed non-metal musicians that had an influence on Heavy Metal. It also listed additional bands as examples of the various styles of Metal.

Pre-History of Metal : 

Niccolò Paganini; Richard Wagner; Gustav Holst; Howlin’ Wolf; Robert Johnson; Buddy Rich; Elvis Presley; Little Richard; The Beatles; The Kinks; The Who; Cream; Jimi Hendrix

Progressive Rock : 

Jethro Tull; King Crimson; Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Yes; Genesis; Uriah Heep; Mahavishnu Orchestra; Journey; Styx; Kansas

Early M...

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History of HEAVY METAL

Heavy MetalVery few genres of music incorporate as broad a palette of distinct sounds as Heavy Metal. From the technicality and musicianship of bands like Iron Maiden to the raw power of Mastodon, Heavy Metal offers a seemingly endless array of musical possibilities. Heavy Metal began as an attempt to play louder and faster than ever before, but it evolved into a nuanced and highly complex form of expression enjoyed by millions all across the world.

Heavy Metal (or simply Metal) is a genre of Rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States...

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