There’s an emerging trend of blackened grindcore that I like to refer to as Deathspell Omegacore. I’ve always had the opinion that there is a tangible hardcore influence in Deathspell Omega‘s otherworldly, Lovecraftian music — tell me you don’t hear some Dillinger Escape Plan in the band’s newer material — but there are bands taking up the Deathspell mantle and dragging it kicking and screaming further into hardcore’s seedy underbelly, where grind and crust await.
Greek “astrogrind” group Dephosphorus has already earned its spot on my best-of list for 2014 with the vicious Ravenous Solemnity, but the next band to catch our attention with their contribution to the niche genre is Paris, France’s Plebeian Grandstand. The outfit have just released their twisted new record Lowgazers, which you can pick up for free via the Bandcamp player below.
I feel like you could catch tetanus by listening to music this filthy.
So, is Deathspell Omegacore the next big thing in band-inspired informal subgenres? If Entombedcore is a thing, then so is this. DEFEND DEATHSPELL OMEGACORE.