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Tag Archives: grindcore

Amplified: Nepal’s Chepang grind their way into our hearts

Posted by on September 16, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] GRIND OR DIE. I love grindcore, for the sheer belligerence and incomprehensibility above almost anything else about it. Grind makes me, even as a total pinko teddy bear pacifist, want to immediately start slamming beers and […]

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Dissident Aggression: WAKE – Sowing the Seeds of a Worthless Tomorrow

Posted by on February 12, 2016

If you took the title of their newest release at face value, and you probably should, then Calgary-based grind quintet WAKE would have you believe that we are in some serious trouble here. As we continually destroy this one and only world we inhabit on so many levels the tomorrows that we are sowing truly […]

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Dissident Aggression: Immortal Bird – Empress/Abscess

Posted by on June 26, 2015

Genre bending should not be something that surprises any metal fan these days. It’s almost the norm, or at least something closely approximating some kind of weird game, in certain circles to see how many sub-genres of metal can be twisted and contorted into an easily digestible amalgamation. So when a band comes along and […]

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Dissident Aggression: Antigama – The Insolent

Posted by on May 1, 2015

You often hear the term ‘controlled chaos’ bandied about in metal circles.  But what does it really mean?  What exactly is the sound of a world collapsing in upon itself, of a chaotic whirlwind bundled into a tightly knit contained area?  What best represents the sonic expression of everything you hold dear tap-dancing on the […]

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Dissident Aggression: Tomb and Thirst – Wrath

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Under the Earth’s crust exists a swirling vortex of white hot magma which constantly heaves and churns and occasionally wreaks the most combustible and vitriolic natural havoc known to man.  Under that is a dual layer of solid, blistering metal.  What heaves and agitates beneath our feet on a daily basis is a visual and […]

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Dissident Aggression: The Endless Nothing of Torch Runner

Posted by on September 19, 2014

While previewing this album at my day job, a co-worker asked, “Is that music or static coming out of your speakers?”  Short answer: Yes.  To say that North Carolina’s grind-infused, crusty three-piece, Torch Runner, are abrasive, especially to the untrained ear, is a vast and monumental understatement. After their new label, Southern Lord, reissued their […]

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Dissident Aggression: Surviving the Yautja Attack

Posted by on January 17, 2014

Every now and then a band comes lumbering out of a scene and immediately places themselves right at the forefront.  In this case the scene in question is Nashville.  “Music City” has long been known as a Mecca of country, folk, bluegrass and the blues, amongst other genres.  But Nashville has also seen it’s fair […]

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Dissident Aggression: In The Back Alley With A Transient

Posted by on August 26, 2013

The best grindcore is always the most pissed off.  It’s the type of music you listen to for the aggression, the rush of endorphins in the most primal sense.  It’s also the type of music you blast to annoy your neighbors, alienate yourself and really give anyone in earshot a reason to think you’re at […]

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Dissident Aggression: The Body Deliver an Auditory Apocalypse

Posted by on May 3, 2013

Various groups have been predicting the world’s demise and the demise of humanity for a long time.  It’s almost like clockwork.  However one day, possibly very soon, the doomsday theorists will become legit prophets.  Whether man destroys themselves through various modes of war and armament or Mother Earth decides to fight back and deliver some […]

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Dissident Aggression: Getting Dragged Down by Call Of The Void

Posted by on April 19, 2013

Metal history is littered with stellar debuts.  It’s also chock full of albums that were able to take multiple genres and merge them into a sort of rainbow coalition of extremity.   But for a band to hit home runs on both fronts is a rare and unique feat for sure. Colorado’s Call Of The Void […]

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