There are only a few grindcore bands I dig these days, and most of them need to have plenty of hardcore influences to keep me interested. Los Angeles Graf Orlock are masters of the genre, and I’ve been listening to them a shit ton lately.
Playing self-described “cinema-grind”, as we’ve posted before… these dudes take movie themes and just run wild with them. Their 2007 EP Destination: Time Tomorrow takes movies featured in the future (Alien, Jurassic Park, etc) and creates some of fucking brutal songs around them.
Some may see this as gimmicky, but as someone who doesn’t watch many movies, I couldn’t give two shits and just love the tunes. Something that separates Graf Orlock from many other grindcore bands is that they throw in enough melodic breakdowns to keep people not really into grindcore interested.
These guys have been been in my regular rotation for a while now, and I highly recommend any fan of brutal hardcore check them out, even if it’s for their crowning achievement of mixing the Jurassic Park theme into a heavy as fuck song.