Grindcore, often shortened to grind, is an evolution of crust punk, most commonly associated with death metal, a very different though similarly extreme style of music.


Grindcore is characterized by:

  • heavily distorted, down-tuned guitars, with crust punk-influenced riffing,
  • hardcore punk and thrash metal drumming, with many bands focusing on blast beats,
  • short songs, rarely lasting more than two minutes and often seconds long,
  • vocals which consist of growls and higher-pitched screams, similar to those found in black metal or hardcore punk,
  • lyrical concept ranging from social and political issues to gore and humor.

See Also Edit

List Of Grindcore Bands