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.