Say Hello to "Grindcore Grandma"
The newest grindcore vocalist who will save us all.
By: Corey Deiterman Grindcore fans, rejoice. Your savior has arrived in the most unlikely of forms. Have you or your friends lamented lately that there just doesn't seem to be any great grindcore left anymore, much less great vocalists? It seems like the genre has taken a real nosedive in recent years.
That's all about to change, thanks to the band Corrupt Leaders. They're an upcoming young grind band out of Canada who have finally found the messiah to lead their genre back to its rightful place atop the throne of metal subdivisions: their mom.
First, a bit on Corrupt Leaders. In all seriousness, they're definitely making themselves into a band to watch. Just this past year, they've put up three releases on their Bandcamp account that show off an impressive, burgeoning talent.
Oddly enough, I've heard quite a few metal covers of Bob Dylan's "Masters of War," but theirs is definitely the best extreme take on the song so far, giving it a bluesy, Southern sludge-metal feel akin to Down or Crowbar.
The Leaders' split with Dogma and their self-titled record are more in their typical grind style and show real promise for their future as a band. However, the greatest part of their upcoming sophomore effort, which they are recording right now, is definitely the preview they have posted on YouTube
Enter grindcore's newest superstar, the mother of one member of Corrupt Leaders, a 66-year-old woman who is going to turn grindcore on its head.
All kidding aside, she's actually not bad. It isn't easy to produce guttural screams like that, and she nails it. When the music comes in, you'd be hard-pressed to guess that it was a woman old enough to draw Social Security producing those screams. I, for one, cannot wait to hear the finished product.
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