Monday, January 14, 2013

Grindcore Bracketology 3: The 2-7 Matchups

Round one is in the books, folks. I don't think there were any surprises with this one, but here's who will be hitting the showers early.

I don't  think any serious grind fan will discount just how awesome and quietly underrated Enemy Soil's Casualties of Progress is, but Horrified is a grindcore cornerstone. Repulsion trounced them 20-4.

In a matchup of early punky grind, Napalm Death's Scum ran all over Extreme Noise Terror's A Holocaust in Your Head by 19-5.

We all appreciate what Matt Widener did with Liberteer, but cmon, Discordance Axis' The Inalienable Dreamless is The Inalienable Fucking Dreamless. (I'm kinda a fan of this record). This one wasn't even close at 22-3.

Finally, I was curious how this one would go down since I juiced the rankings to force proteges Cellgraft to square off against masters Insect Warfare. I thought this might be the best chance for a spoiler, but I underestimated your love of World Extermination, which stomped all over External Habitation by 22-2.

So that was round one. You can keep tabs on how the brackets are shaking out here. Meanwhile, here are your 2-7 matchups. Once again, you have until Sunday. You can vote here or at the Facebook page. Have at it.

THE GEEZERS

More Metal
2. Napalm Death-From Enslavement to Obliteration v. 7. Assuck-Misery Index

More Punk
2. Brutal Truth-Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses v. 7. Unseen Terror-Human Error


THE UPSTARTS

More Arty
2. Pig Destroyer-Prowler in the Yard v. 7. Nasum-Helvete

More Farty
2. Womrot-Abuse v. 7. Sakatat-Bir Devrin Sonu

18 comments:

HeroinJesus said...

Misery Index
Extreme Conditions
Prowler (jesus this was a hard one)
Abuse (although i prefer dirge personally)

gamefaced said...

assuck. meh. nasum. wormrot.

Jordan F T said...

Assuck
Brutal Truth
Pig Destroyer
Sakatat!

Arekusu said...

Assuck
Brutal Truth
Pig Destroyer
Wormrot

Perpetual Strife said...

Misery Index

Extreme Conditions

Prowler

Sakatat

Alex said...

Assuck Misery Index, pretty much a no contest, FETO may of laid the template for all to follow, but was still kind of rough on the edges and didn't have the benefit of the crucial developments that came soon after, Misery Index is nigh on the perfect grind album.

Extreme Conditions, another no contest, as good as unseen terror are they get nowhere near the same amount of attention as Brutal Truth and for good reason namely Extreme Conditions is universally known and respected, even metal fans who aren't all into grind go apeshit over Extreme Conditions.

Tough call, but I think I am going to cast my vote for Helvete, Prowlers an amazing album, but Helvete is not only a great testament to grind, but to music altogether, a unique synergy between its harsh and melodious qualities.

Abuse, maybe if Bir Devrin Sonu was a bit more meatier length wise there may of been more to deliberate over, but Abuse is a clear winner.

DesiccatedVeins said...

More Metal
To me this is a sort of tough call, but I've got to go with Misery Index.

More Punk
Never loved Unseen Terror, and was actually considering lobbying for another record in the place of Human Error. Extreme Conditions for sure, if nothing else because of how much I like "Walking Corpse".

More Arty
Prowler in the Yard, for sure. I'm going to catch hell for this, but Nasum's LPs were just never fast enough for me.

More Farty
If Bir Devrin Sonu had more songs on it, this would be a fight, but Abuse is a fuller record. Sakatat's album is great, but I'll give this to Wormrot.

Igor said...

Assuck
Brutal Truth
Pig Destroyer
Wormrot

Anonymous said...

I'll go with
Assuck Misery Index
Brutal Truth - Extreme Conditions
Pig Destroyer - Prowler, really difficult this one
Wormrot - Abuse

Miskatonic said...

Now it gets interesting.

FETO
ECDER
PITY
A

Anonymous said...

Assuck

Brutal Truth

Nasum

Wormrot

Sean said...

Assuck, Brutal Truth, Nasum, Wormrot.

Helvete and Prowler are two are my favorite albums. I wish they weren't facing off in the first round.

Perpetual Strife said...

I feel bad saying this, but I really think Nasum's such a pedestrian band, especially when compared to PiTY

Anonymous said...

Napalm Death
Brutal Truth
Nasum
Wormrot
There is no debate.

eva05 said...

Napalm Death
Unseen Terror
n/a
n/a

Anonymous said...

Assuck-Misery Index

Brutal Truth-Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses

Nasum-Helvete

Womrot-Abuse

said...

Napalm Death-From Enslavement to Obliteration
Brutal Truth-Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
Pig Destroyer-Prowler in the Yard
Womrot-Abuse

If it was Inhale/Exhale or Human 2.0 instead of Helvete, Pig Destroyer wouldn't make the cut.

Chaosphere said...

Napalm
50/50 for me so I'm going on influence here.

Brutal Truth
No contest, just can't get into the guitar sound for Unseen Terror. Peel session was better.

Pig Destroyer
No contest for me

Sakatat
Never heard this before but really liking it