Best Grindcore Bands

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Hatred, frustration, political intolerance, and medical terminology are what Grindcore is all about.

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1Napalm DeathNapalm Death are a British grindcore/death metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent ...read more.V3 Comments
2CarcassCarcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.

Grindcore at its best. The angry vocals, Steer's brilliance on guitar. Why on earth is carcass so underrated?

Listen to Reek of Putrefaction and you will know what is the definition of Grindcore. - Nord666

I like carcass and their first two albums are grindcore but everything afterwards is melodic death metal

Carcass much better then napalm. Especially when they lost steer and he went to carcass.

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3Pig Destroyer

This is the first grindcore band I really got into. Prowler in The Yard is a superb album and the others do not disappoint. Any grindcore fan should look into this bands work. Also Brutal Truth should be ranked higher. At least in the top 10.

This band is great for their genre, but one thing I noticed is on their Prowler in the Yard album the song Starbelly that has parts that sound a lot like the Melvin's song Boris (which was made way before starbelly). You might think I'm being unjust since the Melvins and Pig Destroyer sound nothing alike, but if you listen to the middle of the song starbelly and then listen to boris then you'll notice that they sound almost exactly alike. I'm beginning to wonder if Pig Destroyer stole the part from boris (if they did, that would be bad because bands should be original and not rip off other artists. If they did it but asked first, then it would be okay. If they didn't, then it wouldn't matter.)

Prowler In The Yard is a record that proved Grindcore as a genre which can tell a twisted, engaging story while still maintaining musical brutality and unrelenting energy.

My #2. They are insanely good. Most people who like this band aren't huge fans of grind - ryanrimmel

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4The Berzerker

Amazing band. Every grind fan should listen to their self-titled debut and Dissimulate! - AvAtArA

Such a funny band but very crazy and intense.

5Cattle DecapitationCattle Decapitation is an American Deathgrind band from San Diego, California formed in 1996. Cattle Decapitation's songs protest the mistreatment and consumption of animals, the abuse of the environment and touch subjects such as misanthropy and genocide of the human race. Much of their music is based ...read more.

One of the best out there. There vocalist Travis Ryan can do pretty much anything and they have amazing technical instrumentalists.

One of the greatest bands eve, the intensity and the vocals just everything is brilliant

I'm a huge Cattle Decapitation fan, but they aren't grindcore. They are Deathgrind, (yes there is a difference) But most people consider them to be just Death Metal - ryanrimmel

Love them a lot

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6Repulsion
7NailsNails is an American powerviolence band formed in 2009 in Oxnard, California. The band has achieved a cult fanbase and is very well received by fans of grindcore and death metal. Nails is currently signed to Nuclear Blast.
8Aborted

Aborted is great they are amazing expecially the Extirpation Agenda

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9Terrorizer

Aggression, speed, rage, heaviness that what is Grindcore and that is all about Terrorizer. World Downfall is the greatest Grindcore record ever made.

Should be at the runner-up just below Napalm Death.

10Insect Warfare

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11Agoraphobic NosebleedAgoraphobic Nosebleed is a grindcore band formed in 1994 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.

I love them. They're so fast paced that they fired their drummer when he couldn't keep up. So they replaced him with a drum machine

12Anal C***

They are the most creative grindcore band without a doubt

Way better than napalm death, these guys have pure talent! - bigmike137

Anal C is the all time heaviest band ever. There 5643 song ep cannot be topped. Absolute pure noise. Beautiful in every aspect.

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13Rotten Sound

They can bring great riffs, great bass guitar, great solos, great voice an still being one of the heavyes bands of all time. Albums like "Cursed" and EPs like "Napalm", or "Consume to Contaminate" are some of the best grindcore works of all time.

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14NasumNasum was a grindcore band from Örebro, Sweden formed in 1992. The band released four studio albums, developed into "one of that country's premier metal acts" and disbanded after the December 2004 tsunami killed the band's frontman, Mieszko Talarczyk.

Best band that plays Grindcore.

15BrujeriaBrujeria is a Mexican-American extreme metal band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989. Their name comes from the Spanish word for "witchcraft".

One of the underrated ones. These masked Mexican musicians really know how to rock

16Brutal TruthBrutal Truth was an American grindcore band from Rochester, New York, formed by ex-Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, and Stormtroopers of Death bass guitarist Dan Lilker in 1990. The group disbanded in 1999, but reformed in 2006 and continued to release music until 2014.

For me is in the top 3 grindcore bands Napalm Death and Carcass are top 2 but after them I would put Brutal Truth

Extreme conditions rules! Enough said.

Brutal truth is death metal not grindcore

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17Discordance Axis
18The LocustThe Locust is a musical group from San Diego, California, United States known for their unique mix of grindcore speed and aggression, complexity, and new wave weirdness.
19Assück

They are awesome and their music style is also very innovative... I want them to see at least at no. 5.
By the way Brutal Truth also should be ranked higher. - Nord666

Death grind at its best nothing else

Awesome band, misery index is their best releases ever...by the way why is Sayyadina was not voted?

20Cephalic CarnageCephalic Carnage is an American deathgrind band formed in 1992 in Denver, Colorado. The band comprises vocalist Lenzig Leal, guitarists Steve Goldberg and Brian Hopp, drummer John Merryman and bassist Nick Schendzielos.

Wow why are these guys not higher on the list? One of the best.

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1. Napalm Death
2. Pig Destroyer
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1. Napalm Death
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