Mammoth Grinder, the metalheads from Texas, has returned this year with another record. With an only eight years active career as a band, Mammoth Grinder has delivered some hardcore punk moments and has progressively changed their style, bringing in death metal and thrash metal elements into their music. Since ‘Rage and Ruin’, the band’s first full length record, the band found their unique music style and has released several full length records and EPs. This year they are going to occupy us with ‘Underworlds’, their newest full length disc.
The first thing someone notices when he/she listens to Mammoth Grinder and especially ‘Underworlds’, is that you can barely put a label on this band. I can easily point out the crust elements, but however the music is brutally loaded with old-school death metal elements and thrash elements. Mammoth Grinder did an excellent work on combining all those music genres and the result is satisfactory. To sum up, we have a record that approaches crust punk and hardcore punk through an old-school death metal prism, reaching even the primitive thrash metal or black metal.