Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Grind Madness At The BBC

Wow! It's been a while since I listened to some REAL grindcore! This 3CD set which is more than worth its money as it is a real piece of extreme underground music history. It basically documents the first wave of UK grindcore, with bands like Napalm Death, Heresy, Extreme Noise Terror and Carcass. What makes this compilation necessary for all extreme music fans is that it icludes a whole session from each band, recorded for John Peel's famous BBC sessions. So it's definitely set apart from chaotic grind compilations that are are usually hard to follow.

The reason I put this up here is that I decided the upcoming Take Your Shot issue will have an extensive piece on these bands and the UK grind scene based on this comp. These bands definitely formed a scene and a new music style that sounds unbearable to most people, even some 20-something years later! The fact that pretty much all of these bands' members not only left their mark on music but went on their separate paths to create more ground-braking and mind-challenging music just proves it!

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