Definitions

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  • n. A genre of heavy metal music or punk rock, incorporating aggressive guitar riffs, extremely rapid drumming and loud, undecipherable screaming.

Etymologies

grind +‎ -core (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Napalm Death, the bracing amalgam of extreme metal, brutal hardcore and intense speed called grindcore did not exist.

    Westword | Complete Issue

  • Before Napalm Death, the bracing amalgam of extreme metal, brutal hardcore and intense speed called grindcore did not exist.

    Westword | Complete Issue

  • Morbid Angel were that band for the subgenre of a subgenre called "grindcore," and they excised from it any social consciousness bands like Napalm Death may have had, slipped on the carcass of screaming and speed like a stage costume, and very successfully upped the ante of metal idiocy.

    Urban Alienation: Cultural Carnage and Alleycats

  • Elks expecting to hear some kind of grindcore being shot out my speakers, or at least a wall-of-noise thrash band, one of the (far too) many that are constantly floating in and out of the underground music scene.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • When he's not writing, Jacques acts as the lead singer of Brazilian grindcore band Rabujos.

    April 2010

  • If it's a singer with stamina you're searching for, give Caninus a whirl – a grindcore group that features two pitbull terriers as vocalists, although sadly co-frontdog Basil was put to sleep earlier this year due to a brain tumour.

    Matthew Herbert's pig project is a strange beast, but not the only animal album on the (butcher's) block

  • And St. Stephen's Church hosts a pair of shows next weekend: Power-poppers Lemuria team with grindcore faves Magrudergrind on Friday and local atmospheric rockers Bellflur headlining on Saturday.

    Eleven minutes at the Red Door Loft -- and other off-the-beaten-path spaces to see shows in 2011

  • Headliners Lemuria play pop-punk with a spark; there's the brutal grindcore onslaught of Magrudergrind; and the equally chaotic thrash of Baltimore's Pulling Teeth.

    Nightlife Agenda: Parties for a long weekend

  • Considering how young he was at the time, it seemed rather amazing that he could actually convince shitty communist grindcore bands like Killdozer to play in North Dakota.

    Chuck Klosterman on Rock

  • Eventually I fell into a band with my drummer friend Dan and his vato grindcore fanatic friend Lee.

    My Black Guitar

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