Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mammoth Grinder Tears It Up Old School Style

Friday, July 16 2010, Manic Productions presents

Lilly's Pad (Toad's Place Upstairs)
300 York Street Street
New Haven CT

$8 - 7:00PM - All Ages (21+ to drink)


Buy tickets now or pick them up at Redscroll Records

The more things change, the more they stay the same. While that may be an overused cliche, there is a kernal of truth to this statement, especially when it comes to extreme music. Right now there is a whole slew of bands chucking the trappings of modernity for the rawer sounds of the past, trying and and with various degrees of success, in capturing a spirit and feeling that is missing in this day of overproduction and overplaying.

Austin, Texas' Mammoth Grinder, who are comprised of Chris Ulsh on guitar and vocals, Brian Boeckman on drums, and Chris Camp on bass, are one such band. They play vicious punk-influenced death metal that harkend back to the genre's bloody roots back in Sweden. But they aren't a mere retro act, as they incorporate elements of sludge and thrash into their sound. But it's all raw and noisy and played with a manic urgency that borders on refreshing.
Their Relapse debut, "Extinction Of Humanity" is only 21 minutes long, but in that time they manage to fit all their influences into one brutal whole. It's a perfect introduction to their filthy and vicious sounding music. They get in, fuck stuff up and then get out, leaving you wanting more.

This should translate well to the stage when they play Lily's Pad at Toad's Place in New Haven on July 16. If you want a taste of what is going on in the underground, or just want something you can go crazy to, they should definitely fit the bill.

Check out scenes from Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain set to Mammoth Grinder:


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