Magnicdide obliterate ten short bursts of eastern Asia inspired grind on their "S/T" cassette tape. They are often touted as the Malaysian answer to 324 and that's a pretty fair assessment. Both bands have shared the stage several times in the geographical region and have a similar sound, however, 324 is more punk and crust sounding and Magnicide is has a more buzzsaw metal sound even if their riffs are hardcore punk as fuck. Gruff vocals over violently fast blast beats exceeding obscene speeds, though that description does glue them to a 324 reference. One would have a hard time saying they don't sound 324 but I would prefer to just use that as a base reference for Magnicide. I also hear traces of American hardcore in their sound. They utilize some New York style beatdowns a couple times and that shit fills me with energy and the desire to get into a pit.I'm actually REALLY curious to find out how many of the three guys in the band actively listen to American hardcore on the reg. Each of the ten tracks grinds in your fucking head with little variation of speed. This band adheres to Rule 324 just like other truly good bands. One of the few true hallmarks of a great metal/punk band.There are moments of start/stop grinding but it achieves a great effect instead of a pace impediment. This S/T tape is a precursor to their longer, more 324 influenced full length I've talked about before. I personally love being able to see a band's sound evolve, and you absolutely see that when comparing the two tapes. The songs on "Rise to the Annihilation" are generally longer with a more 324 feel to them. Straight up they sound 100% more like 324 on the follow up to this amazing tape. Listen and compare for yourself.
Here is some way sick grind from Philly. These two guys(+HIRS+) have been at it for a couple years playing fucking devastating grind. They know when playing fast is good and when playing slow is good, really exentuating each part for maximum effect. When they slow down for slam parts I just want to headbang my skull into the fucking wall or onto a table until the concussive force knocks me out. Then the fast parts hit. Fuck. +HIRS+ uses several small elements to set each track on this 7" apart, besides awesome sound clips. Squeels, pinch harmonics and fucking fast grinding. For a one sided 7" they really pack in the riffs, slams, blasts, breakdowns and pure unadulterated rage. These dudes use a programmed machine but they really stick out for me as just pummeling and driving forward towards oblivion the whole time. It's hypnotic and compelling. This type of drum machine grind is sort of hit or miss for me but this band fucking rips. I kind of get a feel of Agoraphobic Nosebleed and a little Kill the Client when I listen to this band, but I like +HIRS+ way more then either of those other bands. I just don't get bored somehow. The vocals are raw and tortured, and the guitar and bass tones are dissonant and crushing. I could probably go for a little bit more chunk and heft in the guitar mix, but that's just dickhead nit picking and I'm not going to get too far into that.
+HIRS+ is another band that has links to download links to everything they have released so far on their website, just like Crucial Unit. How fucking cool is that? What's that? They're both from PA! Huh, figures. Must be something in the water.
The Bandcamp doesn't have a regular track listing, so here it is for you if you decide to download.
1. CIS SIX SIC
2. TRAIN WRECK
3. SELFISH AND ARROGANT
4. I PRAY TO YOU, DOG
6. RAPE WHISTLE PART II
7. DONATION TO THE DEAF
8. HUMYN RIGHT
9. BURNED DOWN / PISSED ON
10. KUATO LIVES
The "Chapters" EP by Implosive Disgorgance was not only my first real exposure to the punishing hybrid of death/grind but is also probably my favourite and the go to example I give out to people when discerning the fine lines between death metal, grind and the coalesced hybrids they produce. This short mama jamma of pure speed and rage came out way back in 2005 and has continued to feel like a punch in the face with every subsequent listen ever since.
Three man detuned death influenced grind. Straight up, packed with lots of fucking stupid blasting with heavy as fuck slamming breackdowns. The vocals are amazing and inhuman, reminding me of a less squeely Joe Horvac(from CoDC, whom is over deserving of a post from me) and were done when these guys were 17. 17! I knew back then these kids had a future, and a bright shining one it's been. If this EP was much longer I could see it becoming rife with formulaic song writing which would render it almost boring and leaving no impact on me. They do a lot of gutteral vocals/riffs/blasting into sludgy heavy as fuck breakdowns, though it's varied a little from song to song showing their maturation and desire to write good songs. I could try to pick a favourite song but really each one has one or two parts that makes it stand out so it's not worth my time to go into details. You should just get high and grind.
Florida produces tons of amazing bands, and this is just one more of them. If Cellgraft would have been around in the early 2000's I could have seen them sharing members, and maybe Maruta being a little less boring. No offense Maruta. You were a great band, but I could get bored with your 2+ minute songs. But I digress. Implosive Disgorgance was a short lived, amazing band worthy of your praise. They put out an album after this EP but I've yet to hear anything from it, although I know for a fact it does exist. I've seen it floating on the internet here and there but have always been unable to catch a good version of it. There also appear to be a couple other EPs floating about with their name on it, but again I haven't actually heard any of the music.
This is me usually ranting about something I've read on another blog or website. I'm also going to post a lot of single songs and some full records from bands I think are really rad. And sometimes I'll talk about my other favourite thing in the world, foam fighting.
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