Posted in metal | music on February 20, 2014

By Doug Moore

'Longhena' album cover
Gridlink

A couple of exciting new album streams have gone up in the past 24 hours. First up is the new -- and final -- full-length (read: 24-minute) effort by pedigreed grinders Gridlink, which already stands a good chance of claiming and holding the grind throne for 2014. You can read more about it in our extensive interview with vocalist Jon Chang (also of the highly influential '90s grindcore unit Discordance Axis). I'd recommend giving this album a shot even if you're not a grind person; it's uncommonly melodic by the standards of the style, and uncommonly smart by the standards of rock music in general. (It also won't take you long.)

We also mentioned a few months back that metallic hardcore standard-bearers Converge would be tracking a live BBC session this year. The four-song session  is currently streaming on Spotify. You can give it a listen and check out its track lineup below.

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Converge Live at the BBC track listing:
1. "Dark Horse"
2. "Axe to Fall"
3. "Damages"
4. "Hanging Moon"

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Comments (9)

I wanna see the girl on the cover without any clothing on.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 11:03 AM

my dad owns a BMW motherfucker.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 11:09 AM

11:03 prefers vinyl to CD

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 11:14 AM

me too

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 11:43 AM

Would.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:48 PM

Unfortunately the girl is computer-generated, much like any relationship with the opposite sex 11:03 and 11:43 have ever had.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 6:17 PM

I just listened to the Gridlink album 17 times. First potential AOTY of 2014. Except that last song is way too long.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 6:37 PM

"Final" album...that word has been shown to have no fucking meaning.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 1:03 PM

wow, this is terrible. not at all what i expected given the cover art. sad face.

who listens to this kind of crap? jesus.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 3:50 PM

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