Full of Hell – Full of Hell & Merzbow

Grindcore is a hell of a thing. I understand the need for it—earnest communication in the form of anything other than blood curdled screams in these truncated days seems more than a little ambitious—but I’ve never latched onto the method itself. If hardcore’s purpose was to bring a pummeling sense of stabilization to the nihilism of punk, then what’s the role of grindcore? To tear it all back down again? Is it atavism, reversion to the punks of yesteryear, only this time with more neutered shrieks to better resonate with the postmodern cacophony? And is there a way to do ... Read More