Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Standardization’ by Napalm Death

Napalm Death are an institution to themselves. Unlike many bands, they’ve carried on years after all of the original members left. Starting as an extreme punk band and evolving into a brutal grindcore band, they’ve carved themselves an identity that’s totally unique to them. “Standardization” from their 2018 album Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs, which is a compilation of tracks from sessions from previous albums. … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Standardization’ by Napalm Death

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Mt. Skull’ by Pig Destroyer

Today’s Tuesday Tune at Noon is brought to you by Pig Destroyer. Their video for “Mt. Skull” shows what kind of whackiness can happen when pallbearers’ work goes awry. “Mt. Skull” is a song from their album Head Cage, which is being released this Friday, Sept. 7. by Relapse Records. The 12-track album is the sixth from the Virginian grindcore band, which formed in 1997, … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Mt. Skull’ by Pig Destroyer

O.L.D. doesn’t feel old at all

We’re kicking off 2018 with a look at the first album by a tragically overlooked band: O.L.D. or Old Lady Drivers. Their self-titled 1988 debut album is an interesting little journey into how far metal, particularly the rather young grindcore genre can be pushed and how much variety you can have in an album and still sound like things go together. Honestly, I’d rather just … Continue reading O.L.D. doesn’t feel old at all

‘Death to Capitalist Hardcore’ by Sore Throat a short, hard mess

When it comes to British grindcore band Sore Throat, you can at least say they know how to squeeze things. Their 1987 Death to Capitalist Hardcore EP would be a double album for regular bands. Why’s that? Well, Death to Capitalist Hardcore squeezes 45 songs, if you can call them that, into 18 minutes and 29 seconds. You heard me right. They make Napalm Death’s … Continue reading ‘Death to Capitalist Hardcore’ by Sore Throat a short, hard mess

‘Utopia Banished’ cemented Napalm Death as a metal band

When I first heard of Napalm Death, I had only been exploring the depths of the metal genre for less than a year. I had become familiar with thrash, death and industrial metal (we loved labels back then) but had yet to hear grindcore outside of a Brutal Truth song on a Rock Hard death metal compilation. Anyway, I was in high school and a … Continue reading ‘Utopia Banished’ cemented Napalm Death as a metal band