Monday, February 4, 2013

Grindcore Bracketology 3: The Start of Round Two

Ok, we started with 32 classic albums from all of grindcore's eras and now we're down to the Sweet Sixteen. Round One is over and the bands have been reseeded. The matchups only get uglier from this point on. You guys did a great job because there's some absolutely fascinating pairings coming your way in the very near future. Who's going to rise to the top of the fray?

Meanwhile, here's how round one came crashing to an end.

THE GEEZERS


More Metal
Brutal Truth left Carcass to Reek of Putrefaction because the New York grind freaks Need to Control everything around them, rising by a vote of 11-7.

More Punk
This one surprised the hell out of me. I had Siege picked as a contender to win it all but they dropped dead in the face of Assuck's anticapitalist sentiments, 11-8.

THE UPSTARTS

More Arty
Night Sky Transform is barely a year old, but Dephosphorus upset one of my favorite grind albums ever, Agoraphobic Nosebleed's transformative Altered States of America, by 10-8.

More Farty

Japan's crustcore deities 324 pulled it out in squeaker. Boutoku no Taiyo edged past Suffering Mind's eponymous effort by 9-8.

So with all of that in the bag, the matchups and been reseeded and here's how Round Two is going to play out. Check it all out here.

THE GEEZERS

More Metal

1. Repulsion-Horrified v. 7. Assuck-Misery Index
3. Terrorizer-World Downfall v. 4. Brutal Truth-Need to Control

More Punk
1. Napalm Death-Scum v. 6. Disrupt-Unrest
2. Brutal Truth-Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses v. 5. Assuck-Anticapital


THE UPSTARTS

More Arty
1. Discordance Axis-The Inalienable Dreamless v. 6. GridLink-Amber Gray (That's right you picked between Matsubara projects only to get stuck with Chang on Chang)
2. Pig Destroyer-Prowler in the Yard v. 4. Dephosphorus-Night Sky Transform

More Farty
1. Insect Warfare-World Extermination v. 6. Kill the Client-Cleptocracy
2. Wormrot-Abuse v. 324-Boutoku no Taiyo


So all of that is prologue to this week's matchups. Once again, you have until Sunday. Vote here or at the Facebook page. Have at it.

THE GEEZERS

More Metal
1. Repulsion-Horrified v. 7. Assuck-Misery Index

More Punk
1. Napalm Death-Scum v. 6. Disrupt-Unrest

THE UPSTARTS

More Arty
1. Discordance Axis-The Inalienable Dreamless v. 6. GridLink-Amber Gray

More Farty
1. Insect Warfare-World Extermination v. 6. Kill the Client-Cleptocracy

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

More Metal: Repulsion Horrified
More Punk: Disrupt Unrest
More Arty: Discordance Axis TID
More Farty: Insect Warfare World Extermination

Igor said...

Horrified
Scum
The Inalienable Dreamless
World Extermination

Anonymous said...

Assuck-Misery Index

Brutal Truth-Need to Control

Napalm Death-Scum

Assuck-Anticapital

Discordance Axis-The Inalienable Dreamless

Dephosphorus-Night Sky Transform

Insect Warfare-World Extermination

Wormrot-Abuse

Anonymous said...

Misery Index

Unrest

Inalienable D

World Extermination

Arekusu said...

Assuck
Napalm Death
DA
Insect Warefare

DesiccatedVeins said...

Fuck. I'm so bummed that Drop Dead lost. If it had lost to Anticapital I might be able to accept it, but Drop Dead is definitely a cooler record than Misery Index (not to mention way more revolutionary).

More Metal
Repulsion- Horrified
This record still holds up so well, and the band sounds as good as ever live. Assück are great, but Misery Index just can't compete with Repulsion.

More Punk
Disrupt- Unrest

More Arty
The Inalienable Dreamless
If Orphan had been in the place of AG, you'd have a fight on your hands. However, TID is just way too beautiful for the first Gridlink record to stand a chance.

More Farty
Abuse

Anonymous said...

Assuck
Disrupt
Discodance
Insect Warfare

Anonymous said...

Metal: Repulsion. Both are great albums, but Repulsion uber alles. Better riffs.

Punk: Abstain, haven't heard Unrest.

Arty: Discordance Axis. TID was the absolute pinnacle of DxAx, and I don't think Amber Gray is going to be remembered as GridLink's (Orphan is an improvement).

Farty: Insect Warfare. Giant barrage of fuck you riffs ftw.

/bill

gamefaced said...

for the record i'm still butthurt over mortalized.

assuck napalm discordance insect warfare

Anonymous said...

the options here seem awkward... here are my picks from this group

metal: assuck - misery index
punk: napalm death - scum
arty: gridlink - amber gray
farty: kill the client - cleptocracy

Grinddozz said...

Horrified
Scum
TID
Cleptocracy