1. Bottom Feeder
3. False Philanthropy
4. Narcissus Nemesis
5. Sustain the Yoke
7. Praying Mantic
8. Waste Not
10. Pythia Misunderstood
11. The Shape of Grind to Come
13. Big Man Plick
14. Snoop Scion
15. Swallowing Androcles
16. Van Grinder
I couldn’t really think of an intro to this so I think I am going to be feminist here and tell you how much I love women in Grind, the women of Grindcore are amazing. They’ve been part of bands like Fuck the Facts(Mel Mongeon) and Cloud Rat(Madison Marshalls ) who have changed the dynamics of the genre and have proven that grind can be used to evoke deep emotions other than chaos and anger , such as loss, pain and the ensuing grief. Additionally bands like Lycanthropy (Zdisha) and Cretin (Marissa Martinez) have given some really tight, intense straightforward grind. Damn it! I love all you women of grind! You are really are awesome! Don’t let chauvinist assholes let you down.. I love you all so much that I would buy you all drinks at a bar!!!… ok maybe not but I still love you! and to celebrate that love I am going to review a female fronted grind band today! A band called Transient.
Transient are a four piece from Portland consisting of Krysta Martinez(Vocals) Jesse Shreibman ( Drums) ,Stefan Thompson (Guitar) and Adam Wilson(Bass). Transient have a very diverse sound, one that mixes, blast beat driven grindcore, crushing Nails like metallic hardcore and simple crust/hardcore that blends the skank/ D- beat with chord driven guitar riffs. Although this is the crux of the band’s sound, in some cases one can hear a bit of stoner, yes stoner!! Like in the starting of False Philosophy or at the start and end of Sustain the Yoke. At a few places the band adds some tech grind which can be seen in the song Narcissus Nemesis and Positivism SFP Opt.1. All of these features work for the band’s benefit, and these guys are able to bring a lot of fresh and interesting ideas to the table and mesh them rather well, which of course makes them sound unique and different, and makes them do something that very few bands are able to achieve. In effect, to be playing a form of grind that is catchy, but still able to maintain the brutality and harshness of the genre, and this is honestly something that only Six Brew Bantha have been able to do( these guys are one of my favorite bands by the way). This is in fact quite remarkable if you ask me. On the negative side they do need to be a tad more aggressive, and only by a very slight measure that is indeed a very small gripe that I have with the band.
So in the end Transient turned out to be another female fronted grind band that I ended up loving! I think these guys are fantastic and if this is what they have produced the future can only be brighter and more brutal!! Indeed this band is another reason why I love all the women of Grind!!
PS. I would like to give a shout out to my friend Kylie Ackerson who used to be a woman of grind! She played in a pornogrind band called Rimjob but now she’s a thrasher, Kylie you are awesome!!!
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