Friday, January 31, 2014 grind we crust!

List of my favorite grindcore / powerviolence / crust / hardcore albums of 2013. 


Honorable mention:  

* Full of Hell - Rudiments of Mutilation. * Rotten Sound - Species At War  EP.  * All Pigs Must Die - Nothing Violates This Nature.  * Dead in the Dirt - The Blind Hole. 

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10)  Unkind – Pelon Juuret (Finland)
Dark Finnish crust! d-beat hardcore crossed with a highly creative touch of atmospherics. These guys get better with every release.
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9) Haapoja - S/T (Finland) 
The groovy riffs and scratchy screams gives this band a very personal sound. Impossible to describe properly, but try imagine avant-garde black metal mind combined with a hardcore/crust punk energy and you may have slight idea of what this black metal wibed crust release is about.
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8) Nails -  Abandon All Life (USA)
Brutal and punishing grind/hardcore release from the American underground - No mercy!
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7) Narayama - Pró​-​Exploração (Brazil)
Holy motherfucking shit this is mental. The dual vocal between high pitched shrieking and bowel shaking gutturals is executed perfectly here. To fuel the chaos, every song ends with a wall of harsh noise. This is fucking hate and violence! Grindcore/powerviolence/noise.
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6) Lxs Jugadxs - Demo 2013 (Argentina)
Fast grind/powerviolence insanity. The vocalist sounds like he's absolutely losing his mind even without death growls or shrieking vocals. Gotta love that SNARE too!Preview (bandcamp)

5) A Million Dead Birds Laughing - Bloom (Australia) 
Experimental // Techgrind. These guys are doing their own thing and I fucking love it.
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4) Mumakil - Flies Will Starve (Switzerland)
24 songs of fast and vicious grind assault!
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3) Sacridose - Anxiety Tremors (USA)
Techgrind with hyper fast riffs, scathing vocals, and endless amount of pure grind energy! Left my ears bleed after the very first spin!
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2) Utopium - Vicious Consolation / Virtuous Totality (Portugal) 
Sweet mix of grind and crust. One of my favorite active grind bands at the moment! Their 2010 ´Conceptive Prescience EP` being one of my alltime grind favorites.
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1) Cloud Rat - Moksha (USA)
Poetic Crust/Grind Violence !!! LOVE !!!
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