Mammoth Grinder
Extinction of Humanity


3.5
great

Review

by Jordan F. USER (21 Reviews)
January 12th, 2010 | 22 replies | 7,873 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The sludge induced crusty grinders go Death n' roll and it turns out pretty well.

1 of 2 thought this review was well written

In a slightly unexpected move, Mammoth Grinder have turned away from their previous sludge induced hardcore sound and taken up the flag of death n’ roll. They still remain close to their hardcore roots but instead of the Sabbathian riffage we heard from their earlier material, there is a distinct Entombed, Dismember and Terrorizer influence. The buzzsaw guitar tone of the early grind/death metal bands is right on with this album. The production is pretty raw and intense but one thing that seems lost in the barrage of distortion is the bass. It can be pretty tough to pick out over the guitar but it’s still noticeable.

The riffs never relent and are definitely more on the crushing side of things rather than technical, as expected. The same goes for the drums, there aren’t any blast beats going on here but there are some interesting fills and supercharged punk beats. There is one thrashy guitar solo on “Frozen” but those are absent the rest of the album. It would’ve been nice to have a few more but it’s not a big deal overall. Vocalist/Guitarist Chris Ulsh changed up his style to match the music but don’t expect a death metal growl. He still uses a variation of his hardcore bellow but it’s definitely lower than on previous work. I could see some people saying the vocals get old because there isn’t a ton of change in pitch but I really enjoy this style, it’s like a cross between Weekend Nachos and Entombed.

From the opening feedback of “Total Extinction” to the the fading drive of “Life Returns” don’t expect a break because “loud and fast” is all you get. It’s too bad the album is only about 21 minutes long. That is probably the only complaint here. Anybody interested in death n’ roll should definitely check these guys out. Some of the highlight tracks for me are “Frozen”, “Sentenced to Hell” and “Devoured by Fear”.



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Phantom
January 12th 2010



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

not heard these guys, will fix that

Relinquished
January 12th 2010



24468 Comments


epic artwork

BigTuna
January 12th 2010



5154 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm getting a Converge feel on some of the tracks.

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rasputin
January 12th 2010



14517 Comments


i thought the album was pretty good, and agree with the review almost completely

Zip
January 13th 2010



5312 Comments


I dig

Phantom
January 13th 2010



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ok so this is good, probably a 3.5

artwork is awessssssssssssssssss

Bleekill
January 13th 2010



832 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah the cover art is so good. Glad people are into the album too.

bloc
January 13th 2010



34679 Comments


band name is badass

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ov420
January 13th 2010



300 Comments


the packaging inside is even more awesome

ffs
June 17th 2010



4819 Comments


gruff

East Hastings
July 17th 2010



4391 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i love the artwork to this. i'm digging it so far, only complaint is that the mixing was a little screwed up and is messing with my ears in headphones

DeafMetal
November 11th 2010



8584 Comments


Slays.

Bleekill
January 26th 2011



832 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lol what cunt negged. die in a fire of fucking aids.

ffs
January 26th 2011



4819 Comments


what cunt

Bleekill
January 26th 2011



832 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah btw these guys have a split with Hatred Surge coming out soon

Relinquished
January 26th 2011



24468 Comments


yeah Hatred Surge, that sounds good

brutebeard
April 26th 2011



1655 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this dusts!

DeafMetal
April 26th 2011



8584 Comments


yes

brutebeard
April 27th 2011



1655 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i got your back blee

Adabelle
July 19th 2013



4230 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Might check this out

Thanks for tuning in guys



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