The bastard offspring of hardcore punk, grindcore is arguably the most unrepentantly violent music on the planet. At its most elemental, the songs are fast, short, deranged, pissed off and destructive, and while there is far more variety and invention than many believe, its creators have kept the belligerent, noxious fire at its heart burning for more than 30 years. Having never dropped a bad record, Nasum were the true kings of Scandinavian grindcore up until the untimely death of frontman Mieszko Talarczyk in the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands back in Cramming dozens of politically-charged songs into every album, with Helvete they changed things up a little, with its 22 tracks given a little more room to breathe. Though it could be argued that Trap Them are more of a hardcore or perhaps crust band, they really could grind with the best of them up until their dissolution in
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Top definition. A genre of music that is meant to be pretty simple. Many grindcore bands use basic riffs at inhuman speeds and write songs ranging from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. The genre was started by Napalm Death and Carcass during the mid eighties. It later evolved to have a bunch of its own subgenres.
Grindcore is an extreme fusion genre of heavy metal and hardcore punk that originated in the mids, drawing inspiration from abrasive-sounding musical styles, such as: thrashcore ,   crust punk ,  hardcore punk , extreme metal , and industrial. Grindcore is considered a more noise-filled style of hardcore punk while using hardcore's trademark characteristics such as heavily distorted , down-tuned guitars , grinding overdriven bass , high speed tempo , blast beats , and vocals which consist of growls and high-pitched shrieks. Early groups like Napalm Death are credited with laying the groundwork for the style.