Teethgrinder - Hellbound

This is Dutch grindcore that has flavours of death and black metal infused into the chaotic sounds of annihilation. Available digitally for free via band camp, or for a really good price as a 7 inch vinyl, this is the group’s first official release and it is certainly one that fans of Nasum will enjoy.

‘Hellbound’ batters away like a runaway freight train, but then breaks down nearer the end for some loud thick sludgy styles chords, riffs and spiteful vocals.

‘Severing Ties’ almost begins like a well-known Slayer track, but then develops into a riff led section of opens stringed and pull offs that take you to black metal quarters before going nuts and increasing the speed tenfold, there are blast beats, d-beats and everything in between, the over laden expansive guitar trails remains throughout giving the track real depth but also a sense of abandonment.

‘Purgatory’ is a little under two minutes, and this is pure modern styled grind, very agro, very straight to the point. The thing about this song and the EP is the fact that the sound is balanced perfectly leading to a cool listening experience, rather than total cataclysmic carnage normally associated with more modern grind releases that pull various influences into the mix rather than pure punk and hardcore as some of the older grind releases of the 80’s and 90’s.

‘187’ is the longest track of the release and harbours a cool blackened grind mix of aural abuse. Chunky thick guitars cross head blows with titanic speed and angst and augmented chords with a similar delivery to the northern hyperblasts of black metal.

All in all, it’s a pretty worthy contender, the production immensely improves the listening experience as there is a point where this release could go horribly wrong, but it doesn’t, it slaps you hard, it drives your adrenaline, its most worthy of your scrutiny.

  1. Hellbound
  2. Severing Ties
  3. Purgatory
  4. 187

Self released
Reviewer: twansibon
Apr 28, 2014

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