Tag: Grindcore

Blast Rites: Ona Snop – Ona Snop Review

Remember however many days ago, erstwhile readers (and I’m sure you do because you undoubtedly take each of these columns to heart), wherein I postulated that grindcore, or the grindcore-adjacent, doesn’t always have to be

Blast Rites: Hulla – The Recovery Review

Finally, someone uses another part of that Oppenheimer quote… We’ve heard that whole Baghavad Gita bit a hundred times – “Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds” – but honestly, I don’t know that

Ernia – How To Deal With Life And Fail Review

[Cover art by Xabier Sagasta] The orthodoxy of grindcore means that pushing too far away from the core will often lead to a band no longer being considered part of the genre (see: Wake). That

Unholy Grave – Total Agathocles Review

A question, dear reader: You ever have a band or a record that, upon first listen (or second, third, tenth, or more), you don’t understand or “get,” or simply don’t like at all, but then

Blast Rites: Guineapig – Parasite Review

Think that grindcore is all about unrelenting aggression and speed and blastbeats? Well, I mean, yeah, sometimes it is… More often than not, even… I can see how you would think that. But my point

Blast Rites: Jack – Lobotomia Review

Hungarian grind-punkers Jack recently crossed the quarter-century mark as a band, but if Lobotómia is any indication, they’re still very much in their prime. Sometimes age is just a number… Maybe it’s the fact that

Knoll – Metempiric Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. The human brain likes familiarity and therefore it’s only natural to try to draw comparisons between bands when hearing a new one for the first time. Upon a