The Beauty of Symmetry in Metal Imagery

Archive: Grindcore

Defeatist – Tyranny of Symmetry

7th of August, 2012

Defeatist is a Grindcore band from New York City, USA, formed in 2005. The band has released two EPs (Thanatonic State and In Praise of False Hope both in 2009), two splits with Kursk and Triac/ASRA, one compilation (including all EP and split songs) and two full length albums. The latest one is Tyranny of Decay released in 2011 via Nerve Altar.

Godmachine Feature

Godmachine – Comics, Cats and Skateboards

24th of July, 2012

Godmachine – born in Cardiff, South Wales – is one of the most impressive rising artists in Metal illustration – yet unbelievably underrated. His artistic style is clearly inspired by comic illustrations (as he states on his website he “grew up with a steady diet of … 2000AD comics“) while adding a very morbid, dark atmosphere, grungly elements and an insane amount of details. Another source of inspiration is Jim Philips and Santa Cruz skateboards, famous for their shrill illustrations (like the iconic screaming hand). There are various books available covering Jim Philips’ work, for example Surf, Skate & Rock.

Napalm Death - Wolf Still

Napalm Death – The Symmetric Wolf I Feed

7th of July, 2012

Napalm Death (no introduction needed) just released a new video for The Wolf I Feed taken from their latest effort Utilitarian – released in 2012 via Century Media. The clip was directed by Tim Fox.

Commented Napalm Death singer Mark “Barney” Greenway: “This is one of Mitch’s lyrics. It is about Armageddon ideology and the way this is used to drive populations sensitive towards religious dogma. When they can fear ‘The Great Satan’, that is, of course, a very powerful tool. It can be used to propagate everything from racial suspicion and superiority, to wars based around the dogmatic quest for moral purification.” (source)

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The Sadness

30th of June, 2012

Off-topic, but who cares … (via quickmeme)

Fuck The Facts - Feature

Fuck The Facts – Symmetry High-Five

15th of June, 2012

Fuck the Facts is a Canadian Grindcore band from Ottawa, Ontario, formed in 1998. The band has released nine full length albums with 2011’s Die Miserable (released through Relapse Records) being the latest one. The cover artwork featured in this article is part of 2006’s Stigmata High-Five – the band’s debut on Relapse Records. The symmetry in this artwork is based on an orthogonal grid. 16 grungy square paper pieces arranged in a big square giving us a perfect x- and y-axis for the symmetry. The artwork was created by Melanie Mongeon, who’s also responsible for  the band’s lead vocals since 2002.

Dead In The Symmetric Dirt

11th of June, 2012

Dead in the Dirt is a Grindcore band from Georgia, USA. The artwork depicted above is part of the band’s absolutely amazing 2011 release Fear. The artwork was done by Bo Orr who’s also responsible for bass and vocals in the band. The black and white cover shows a crown of thorns surrounding two mirrored crow’s