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Napalm Death Return With Their Most Vital Album in Decades

Grindcore institution Napalm Death finally reconcile their experimental side with their ultra-harsh roots on Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism.

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Venomous Concept: Kick Me Silly: VCIII

Grindy little supergroup bringing together members of Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, etc. gives the people what they want with 20 tracks of whack.

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Dead in the Dirt: The Blind Hole

The debut LP by the sonic malefactors behind Dead in the Dirt, The Blind Hole, is an ugly, wretched thing—in all the right ways. The overarching grindcore sonic is given life by potent injections of doom, crust, and hardcore, not to mention the trio's vegan straightedge philosophy.

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Call of the Void: Dragged Down a Dead End Path

A neatly recorded machine gun skirmish, in high definition sound!

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The Quirky Circumstances Surrounding Southeast Asian Grindcore

When Wormrot was signed to Earache Records in 2010, they surprised the hell out of most people in the extreme metal world. How many have actually heard of Southeast Asian grindcore before then? What unique conditions helped to spawn this small regional scene?

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General Surgery: Like an Ever Flying Limb

No-frills and visceral, Like an Ever Flying Limb paints the town blood red in only five brutal tracks.

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New Zealand Metal 101: Filth, Squalor and Noise from the Antipodes

New Zealand has some very pretty scenery, but don't let that fool you, the nation is replete with filth and squalor. In this month's Ragnarök we look at the best of that corruption, with New Zealand Metal 101.

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Pig Destroyer: Book Burner

It may be painful to admit it, but Book Burner is the sound of your conscience unguarded. Incendiary and intelligent, it is an album that propels an already lauded band into the realms of the truly legendary.

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Splitsville: What Makes a Truly Great Metal Split?

The domain of the heavy metal full-length is a thunderously powerful realm, but so too is the sphere of its more compendious cousin, the split release. This month's Ragnarök investigates five recent releases, exploring the whys and wherefores of what makes a truly great metal split.

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Murder Construct: Results

Results is an exceptional half hour of bludgeoning and furious metal. A flawless rendition of all that is breathtaking about grindcore -- honestly, this sort of supersonic hostility and will suck the oxygen right out of your lungs.

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Cattle Decapitation: Monolith of Inhumanity

Seven albums and 15 years into its career, Cattle Decapitation proves just how efficient hate can be as fuel.

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Split Cranium: Split Cranium

On the surface, Split Cranium is just one in a tired tradition of crust punk bands, but before tossing this record in the trash, give it another listen. Far from parroting of subgenre clichés, Split Cranium affectionately reinterprets them through an artist's lens.

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Napalm Death: Utilitarian

Napalm Death has released many classic albums over its long career, and Utilitarian is easily on par with its very strongest work.

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Something 2 Grind 2: An Interview with Graf Orlock

Constructed around loads of ingeniously-timed movie samples, Graf Orlock's music is some of the most fun grindcore you'll ever hear, psychotic and chaotic yet insidiously catchy, but the first impression is always unforgettable, thanks to their artwork.


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