"Underworlds" (Buck Spin; 2013)
Reviewed by Jeff Rogers
Mammoth Grinder are grind, death, and
thrash. What? With a name like Mammoth Grinder did you think you were going to
get a disc full of butterfly wing flapping sounds? These guys are from Austin,
Texas. Now, I know that Texas doesn't have earthquakes but I'm willing to bet
the ground rumbles when these guys hit the stage. From the first second to the
last breath, Mammoth Grinder will bore a hole right through your measly
existence. Each track is full of music careening off the yelling vocals. The
guitar will set the groove and then all else is up for grabs ... and that
includes those who want to crowd surf, or mosh. It's your dance with the reaper;
just don't misstep.
I'll admit that "Underworlds" starts to repeat itself after a while but that's okay. Thrash and grind are supposed to do just that, thrash you around and then grind you down. The guitar on this disc is heavy, really heavy. It never lets up. In fact, it gets heavier toward the end of the disc, much like a death row inmate who keeps kicking until their heart stops.
For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/MammothGrinder.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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