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    propagandhi-potemkin city limits
    atari teenage riot-60 second wipeout

    • CommentAuthorNil
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
    Last Days of Humanity - Putrefaction in Progress. This definitely falls under one of the grindcore subgenres. Quite which, I'm not sure - it's probably deathgrind, cybergrind, goregrind or some bastard mix of the three. Whatever the case, it's ludicrously noisy.

    Next up is Guitar Wolf - Rock'n'Roll Etiquette. I believe one YouTube commenter summed these maniacs up nicely - "PUNK AS FUCK".
  2.  (16.403)
    last days of humanity? is it more hardcore grind or metal grind?
    • CommentAuthorNil
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007

    Wikipedia informs me that they're goregrind, so probably more metal than hardcore. I think.

    I'm not entirely sure where the distinction lies - would I be close in thinking that early Napalm Death is hardcore grind whereas early Carcass is metal grind?
    • CommentAuthoreggzoomin
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
    More to do with lyrical content than significant musical distinction, IMO. TBH, the lines between these things are far too blurry. LDOH are indeed a goregrind band, but so were Carcass in the "Reek..." era, based on the medical-textbook-lyrics and pitchshifted vocals. I think that owning a pitchshifter is a silly thing to put a band in one genre rather than another, personally. Early Napalm - pre-Scott Burns - I would just call plain old grindcore.

    Today I've listened to:

    Cry Of Love - "Diamonds and Debris" Rawk.

    The Fall Of Troy - "Manipulator"

    Shadows Fall - "Threads of Life" Frash, innit.
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    fall of troy is ok recorded, but live they just played fooooreeeeeverrrrrrrr the time i saw them. ironic, since immediately after them AN ALBATROSS played like 20 minutes of crazed emoviolence.

    and yeah, the lines of grind kinda fall under personal opinion. i would say some of the differences would be diy touring, lyrics that arent gore/porno related, and screamed/shouted vocals rather than cookie monster growls are my main factors for determining the more punk side of grind. but i'm also a snob. thats not even getting into the money oriented corporate grind of HEWHOCORRUPTS, INC (who are amazing, and not seriously corporate at all. tongue in cheek songs about maximizing profits and such. youtube their video for "master of profits" and you will crack the hell up)
    • CommentAuthorpygmy
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
    Today, it's Hogscraper. Satanic hillbilly bluegrass insanity.
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
    Brian Eno - Before and After Science, The Taking of Tiger Mountain and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts with David Byrne.
    Tones on Tails - Everything
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    Goregrind? Good god. Metal subgenre wankery is second only to electronica subgenre wankery. Or is it the other way round?
  4.  (16.410)
    uh, with grind ALONE there's about ten or so subgenres. it is kind of dumb, but it becomes necessary when there are splinters of a genre that are so very different. example: if you hate cookie monster vocals and songs about stabbing, goregrind isnt for you (in this case, me). with electronica, the same thing is true with the exception of some subgenres that seem to have two or three names for the same thing.

    today i just scored a fucking sweet "its a small world after all" picture disc 7" for 50 cents. awesometown!
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    mogwai - happy songs for happy people
    • CommentAuthorpygmy
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007
    Just got HypnoSkull's "Panik Mekanik," so it's been crackhead-speed breakbeats for the last couple of days. I love them because they're silly, and also because I get a kick out of people who try to see how fast you can set a drum machine before it just blurs into a farting noise. They fill the same gap in my spazzy little musical soul as Melt Banana, I think. And I'm pretty sure if you listened to it long enough, you'd get a bitchin' case of tachycardia.

    As far as micro-micro-anal-subgenre-izing goes, it's been around for years, but Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music is totally amusing. I can get lost in it for hours. It's a flash-driven ungodly huge flow chart of pretty much every kind of subgenre of electronic music, ever*. With samples. Everything from the Ghetto Boys to Gabbercore to freakin' Enya-type new age crap. The blurbs are hilarious**. "There are no drugs that would ever make you want to dance this fast."

    For the curious...
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007
    I've been listening to a lot of Tricky lately. I have to admit that triphop has been growing on me lately.
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    Strapping Young Lad - "Skeksis"
    Faunts - "M4 Part II
    All That Remains - "This Calling"
    Arab On Radar - "Attack On Tijuana"
    Colonel Claypool's Bucket Of Bernie Brains - "Buckethead"
    Big Business - "Just As The Day Was Dawning"
    Hybrid - "Dogstar"
    The Book Of Knots - "View From The Watertower"
    Shiny Toy Guns - "Le Disko"
    Tsunami Bomb - "The Invasion From Within"
    The Flaming Lips - "Waitin' for a Superman"
    Tom Waits - "Army Ants"
    Dethklok - "Better Metal Snake"
    Serj Tankian - " Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition"
    Saul Williams - "Talk to Strangers"
    Akiko Shikata - "Kinkanshoku"
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007
    Listening to A Hawk And A Hacksaw's album The Way The Wind Blows.

    Fun gypsy music with some klezmer influences.
    I solidly enjoyed them when they were playing live and I was deeply drunk, so I've grabbed the album off emusic to see how I like them now.
    The main people are Jeremy Barnes (drummer from Neutral Milk Hotel) and Heather Trost (violinist who used to play for foma) but they seem to hook up with lots of other people.

    The album I grabbed (and that I'm liking so far) has them in Romania playing with Fanfare Ciocarlia and is definitely reminiscent of what I heard live.
    Sets my shoulders to auto-shimmy and before I know it my whole body gets involved. If nothing else at all, it is definitely the sort of music to trick me into shaking it when I'm up far too early in the morning.
    We'll see what I think when I'm all the way through the album I guess.
    But live! With drinking! I completely and totally recommend without any reservation at all!
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    the errase errata NIGHTLIFE album made me smile today.
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007
    Random samplings of

    John Frusciante
    Thulsa Doom
    the Stooges
    Th' Legendary Shack Shakers

    Yeah, I'm broken.
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007
    John Frusciante's solo stuff is AMAZING. I am still missing a few of those albums which means I only have 98,315 instead of the entire collection.


    End of Level Boss - Prologue
    Electric Wizard - Witchcult Today
    Enslaved - Vikingligr Veldi
    Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum
    Carcass - Wake Up and Smell The...
    Silver Mt. Zion - Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward

    I don't suppose it is any surprise that the music I have been creating lately is a cross between black and doom metal.
    • CommentAuthorNil
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    Big D and the Kids Table / Melt Banana - Split 7'' and the new Anaal Nathrakh album ("Hell Is Empty, And All The Devils Are Here"), which is certainly heavy, but isn't quite the all out brain-melting sonic attack I've come to expect from them.
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    desmond dekker makes everything better.
    last night i had my twice-a-year "wow, quicksand is still awesome" moment.