Profile: Deathgrinding Spaniards Ernia

Ernia
Ernia

Why yes, deathgrind is a good thing and in Ernia‘s case, they just released their full length debut, Ernia, which is full of said deathgrind. It’s thirteen tracks of ear smashing rowdiness that shows a deep influence pool while keeping things fresh and bröötal. And by the looks of the band pic, they obviously have fun with it — nothing wrong in that, we could all take a lesson there. Anyway, we recently had the chance to ask Ernia our set of Profile questions so head immediately below to see what they had to say. Don’t forget to hit the links within and support them. Continue reading

Album Review: Cattle Decapitation – “The Anthropocene Extinction”

cattle decapitation the anthropocene extinction

How many people prefer Cattle Decapitation‘s earlier, rawer material over the technical and brutal brand of deathgrind they’ve showcased since? Five? Maybe ten? Conventional wisdom holds those first few releases to be more or less unlistenable, but to me, those jarring elements distinguish the band far more than the more conventional feel they’ve adopted on their subsequent output. The band’s new, seventh, full-length, The Anthropocene Extinction, doesn’t fully change my mind in that regard, but it is some of the strongest work they’ve done since that transition.  Continue reading