Grindcore (or grind) is an incredibly abrasive outgrowth of crust punk and a fusion of hardocre punk (mainly crust punk) and heavy metal (mainly thrash metal). It is defined by heavily distorted instruments, screamed vocals, and lyrics that deal with a range of topics. Grindcore is also defined by the microsong: a song lasting mere seconds.
The band Napalm Death is believed to have created grindcore (and coin the term) on their first two albums: Scum and From Enslavement to Obliteration.
Grindcore has a variety of subgenres:
*Crustgrind - a fusion of grindcore and crust punk
*Goregrind - grindcore with gorier lyrics and the use of a pitchshifter.
*Noisegrind - Grindcore focused on noise ond speed over musicmanship.
*Cybergrind - Grindcore with influences from electronic music.
*Deathgrind - Grindcore with the complexity of death metal.
*Pornogrind - grindcore with sexualized lyrics and groovy riffage.
*Scenegrind - mainstream, watered down grindcore.
Grindcore grinds. Period.
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