Monday, March 4, 2013

Grindcore Bracketology 3: The Whole Enchilada

Mmmmm...tastes like burning.
So this is what three months of planning and voting and debating have led up to. Two albums enter. One albums leaves. Thunderdome. You've cast your votes, you've left me with innumerable ties to break, but no more. This is it. This is for all the grindcore marbles. This week we decide the greatest grind album of all time by that most scientific of methods: the anonymous internet poll of self-selected readers of one obscure blog. I don't see how anyone will ever be able to dispute the validity of your choice. Because if there's one thing the internet is known for it, it's amicably reaching a decision after rational debate.

Here's how the penultimate week's matchups went down.

Assuck started off strong, but we're talking about Horrified here. Repulsion are one of the foundational bands. They may have been milking one album for 30 years, but that's a pretty damn good one. Horrified advances by a vote of 19-17.

I wouldn't have faulted you for voting for Insect Warfare in this one (and for a while there it looked like an upset was in the offing), but The Inalienable Dreamless kept its perch at the top of the heap by 21-16.

So that brings us to the final battle in our little farce. The best of the oldies up against the greatest album the new generation has produced to date. As always, voting is open until Sunday either here or at the Facebook page.
I give you your final battle:

Repulsion-Horrified v. Discordance Axis-The Inalienable Dreamless


Alexsmusic said...

The Inalienable Dreamless

DesiccatedVeins said...

The Inalienable Dreamless. Repulsion is a beautiful group of people, and Horrified is a wildly satisfying old-school record, but TID is just something special. There has never been a grindcore record like it, before or since. That's maybe a key to why it's so revered; its imitators sound like a wanky Human Remains-lite, instead of really sounding like Discordance Axis, because while the musicianship on the album is technically adept, there's just a sleekness and an effortlessness, a beauty, like Japanese design, that doesn't translate in the music of the people who copy it. Repulsion, on the other hand, have the ultimate tribute act with their friends in Cretin, so much so that Marissa and Matt could probably ghostwrite a new Repulsion album without anyone being the wiser.

Anonymous said...

The Inalienable Dreamless

Anonymous said...

Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless

Alex Layzell said...

Insect Warfare knocked out? I call voter fraud and election rigging! Rest assured the UN will hear about this!

Ahem, The Inalienable Dreamless receive my vote, although Repulsion gets more run time from me its the weaker of the two.

Igor said...

Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless

Perpetual Strife said...

Inedible Creamless because I have fond memories of evangelion

Miskatonic said...

I dig the raunchy stuff more than the technical stuff, so, Horrified.