The legends, the rebels, the pure metal madness. Get the lowdown on the bands that shaped the sound and the attitude.

Repulsion: When Metal Got Mean, Grindcore Was Born

For years, their music was traded on worn-out tapes, whispered about in underground circles. Repulsion were the stuff of legend, their album “Horrified” a holy grail for those who craved the most extreme sounds imaginable.

Cannibal Corpse: Over Three Decades of Uncompromising Death Metal

Cannibal Corpse remains a tour de force in the death metal scene, a genre known for its extreme intensity and technical proficiency. For over thirty years, they have been at the helm, steering the genre towards mainstream acceptance while retaining their brutal and controversial identity.

Emerging from New Zealand, Alien Weaponry’s distinct melding of Māori culture with modern metal elements has not only captured audiences but has also positioned them as influential ambassadors of their country’s rich history.

Gutalax: The Band That's Making Shit Happen in the Grindcore World

Album titles like “Shit Beast” and “Shit Happens” are no accident. Gutalax revel in the revulsion. Their music is a symphony of the scatological, a celebration of bodily functions most would rather ignore. If you’re easily offended, look away, but if you have a twisted sense of humor, they just might be your new favorite band.

From Donetsk to the World: The Rise of Jinjer

Jinjer, a metal band hailing from Donetsk, Ukraine, has made a name for themselves not just for their versatile sound but also for their strength in the face of adversity. This is their compelling journey from a local band to international success.

Anaal Nathrakh: The Scream of Extreme Metal

Anaal Nathrakh’s story is as intense and explosive as their music. With a sound that blurs the boundaries between black metal, grindcore, industrial, and death metal, they have forged a path that is uniquely their own in the landscape of extreme metal.

Satyricon, a band that defied conventions and carved a path of evolution in the genre. From their fierce origins to their innovative discography, Satyricon’s unyielding spirit has left an indelible mark on the black metal landscape.

Ever wondered what would happen if you mix an anatomy textbook with ear-splitting riffs? Meet Carcass, the audacious metalheads who made a career out of doing just that.

Napalm Death

The blueprint for grindcore was drawn in the heart of England, and the architect was none other than Napalm Death. Discover how their raw sound and unyielding energy transformed the landscape of metal music.