When Carcass first came to prominence with ‘Reek of Putrefaction’, they not only were one of the first grindcore bands, but in fact pioneered a subgenre known as goregrind. From 1998 until 1996, Carcass released five albums, with an evolving and maturing sound that became more complex and better produced each time. Overtime Carcass would … Continue reading 261: CARCASS


Internal Rot is premium grade, no fuckin’ about, pure grindcore. Their 2020 album, ‘Grieving Birth’, with 22 tracks, clocks in at just over 23 minutes. As is expected with the genre, the pace is blistering. This is a guitar-driven shotgun to the face. The riffs are fucking brilliant, switching it up throughout and remaining exciting … Continue reading 260: INTERNAL ROT

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Hailing from South Carolina, Wvrm have established themselves, via a string run of albums/EPs/splits, as a force to be reckoned with. With a mix of grindcore and death metal, it’s aggressive, confronting, fast, and I can’t get enough of it. Vocalist Ian Nix is relentless. His vicious delivery completes the sound here. Wvrm’s most recent … Continue reading 257: WVRM


Gravesend are easily one of my favourite new discoveries. The NY 3-piece released their demo, ‘Preparations for Human Disposal’ last year, before following it up earlier this year with their debut, the aptly titled ‘Methods of Human Disposal’. And that album is a fucking monster. Combining the chaos of grindcore with the sinister atmosphere and … Continue reading 235: GRAVESEND


Cloud Rat have to be one of my favourite grindcore bands. Musically, there’s an unmistakable (and unexpected) groove and melody to the proceedings - something unusual in a lot of grindcore. Some tracks do away with any semblance of grindcore, pushing into slow, lurching, unsettling sounds, or even surprisingly grungy guitars at times. There’s even … Continue reading 231: CLOUD RAT