Grindcore is an extreme fusion genre of heavy metal and hardcore punk that originated in the mid-1980s, drawing inspiration from abrasive-sounding musical styles, such as thrashcore, crust punk, hardcore punk, and trash metal. A variety of microgenres have subsequently emerged, often labeling bands according to traits that deviate from regular grindcore, including goregrind, pornogrind, and electrogrind.
Grindcore lyrics are typically provocative. A number of grindcore musicians are committed to political and ethical causes, generally leaning towards the far left in connection to grindcore's punk roots. For example, Napalm Death's songs address a variety of anarchist concer… Read more
Crust punk (also known as stench core) is a derivative form of anarcho-punk, mixed with metal riffs. The style, which evolved in the early 1980s in England, often has songs with dark and pessimistic lyrics that linger on political and social ills. The tempos are often fast, but just short of thrashcore or grindcore. Drumming is typically done at high speed, with D-beats sometimes being used, and the genre often taking influence from death metal, grindcore, and powerviolence. The initial inspiration for the crust punk scene came from the anarcho-punk of Crass and D-beat of Discharge. Swedish D-beat groups such as Crude SS, Skitslickers/Anti Cimex and Mob 47, and the Finnish Rattus w… Read more