Dislike is a Grindcore band from Croatia formed in 1997 – with the main aim “to play classic dis crust beats (Doom, Discharge, Hiatus, …)” according to the band. They are one of the rare bands to use horizontal symmetry in their logo. The general design reminds of Illogicist’s logo while being less orthogonal and adding the symmetry. Thereby being a
Trap Them is a Grind-/Hardcore band from Louisville & Seattle, USA. The band was formed in 2001 and released 5 EPs & splits and 4 studio albums to this day. Their latest album Blissfucker came out on June 10, 2014 via Prosthetic Records. Trap Them is well known for their combination of Hardcore influences like Black Flag and Tragedy with the Death Metal sound of Dismember or Entombed.
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.
Phobia is a Grindcore band from California, USA, formed in 1990. Their discography includes 21 releases – several splits with bands like Gadget, Abaddon Incarnate or Extinction of Mankind, full length albums and EPs. The latest release is 2012’s Remnants of Filth, released through Willowtip Records. What connects most of them is the hand drawn character of the illustrations and the socio-political themes.
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.