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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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