Napalm Death, Scum
Speed, aggression and highway construction vehicles: welcome to grindcore.
Blending the speed and polemics of hardcore, the aggression and brutality of death metal and the cacophony of highway construction, Napalm Death crafted an ear-shattering sound that served as the blueprint for grindcore. Each side of their debut LP (remember those?) was recorded with a different lineup and delivered complementary blasts of noise therapy that not only launched one of the most powerful of all metal bands, but also served as a springboard for some of its members to eventually form Carcass, Godflesh, Scorn and Cathedral.