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Electric Death
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:42 pm 
 

Any other fans of Death Grips here? I'm still waiting for news for their new album ever since they were retweeting people about them being online. I figure that their blend of noise, industrial, and hip hop would fit in with other extreme music so I would find people who love the band here too.

I know this is a bit of a cliche but my favourite album by them so far is the Money Store but what intrigues me the most about them is Ex-Military. It's the noisiest and most challenging material they have.

MC Ride listens to black and death metal too. So I'm pretty sure the overlap goes to this side of the spectrum.

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For those not in the know, they're touring with Ministry. The perfect blend of industrial metal and industrial hip hop.

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iAm
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:59 pm 
 

Death Grips are cool. If I'm able to I'm going to try and catch them in Dallas.
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talidatio
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:49 pm 
 

Yeah, I like them. But I really love Exmilitary though. While I do like the rest of their discography, something about Exmilitary makes it my favorite of theirs.

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henkkjelle
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:59 pm 
 

I should delve deeper into their works. Only listened to their latest album so far and I love it.
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PvtNinjer
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:47 pm 
 

Death Grips are rad and one of the few super hyped groups online that I think live up to it.

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Electric Death
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:09 pm 
 

Glad to see other people in this circle liking Death Grips. I can see why metalheads prefer Exmilitary more. It's the most abrasive album by them.

Also fans of Death Grips should check out this other industrial hip hop act, Ho9909. They're equally abrasive and at times sound like the hip hop equivalent of Godflesh. They are heavily influenced by hardcore punk and have songs that are straight up Black Flag/Bad Brains worship with rap verses and industrial overtones.

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TheWaltzer
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:40 am 
 

This might be a good thread to ask something. I heard them for the first time only recently and I like their stuff. I was even tempted to go see them in Vienna some time ago, but the concert first sold out and then was cancelled. A friend of mine told me that this is kinda what Death Grips do sometimes - that they sometimes fuck over their touring/fanbase commitments. Is that true or was my friend just blowing it out of proportion?
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PvtNinjer
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:02 pm 
 

They are known for being slightly alienating to their fans. Pretty sure they were supposed to tour with NIN at one point and dropped out last minute. It's kind of their schtick.

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alexo666
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:27 pm 
 

PvtNinjer wrote:
They are known for being slightly alienating to their fans. Pretty sure they were supposed to tour with NIN at one point and dropped out last minute. It's kind of their schtick.


Yeah, I saw that tour and was bummed I had to sit through 30 minutes of Cold Cave instead.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:22 pm 
 

One of my favorite local groups. Should really go to one of their shows.

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adAvlis
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:05 am 
 

Death Grips are insanely appealing. I like all of their stuff but to be honest what really put them on my list of favourite bands was watching them live in Porto. They are even more abrasive and aggressive (and the electronic side of their music is more pronounced and chaotic) and they seem to just not give a fuck about anything, which really adds to the appeal. Some nice moshing on that gig also.

Electric Death wrote:
Also fans of Death Grips should check out this other industrial hip hop act, Ho9909. They're equally abrasive and at times sound like the hip hop equivalent of Godflesh. They are heavily influenced by hardcore punk and have songs that are straight up Black Flag/Bad Brains worship with rap verses and industrial overtones.


I just recently discovered them and yes, they share some smiliarities with Death Grips. From the few samples I heard, I'd say they're less cryptic in their sound overall, even incorporating some punk-ish riffs here and there.

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latorami
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:58 pm 
 

pretty good band ruined by meme culture tbh

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henkkjelle
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:43 pm 
 

Culture is one giant meme.
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IamDBR
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:32 pm 
 

latorami wrote:
pretty good band ruined by meme culture tbh

Fantano's cancerous following had a huge part in that, I reckon. The band itself doesn't seem to give much of a fuck, however.

I love how they have these weird hooks amidst the noisy industrial stuff, really enjoy the gruff delivery as well. I remember really liking Exmilitary despite my initial "eww hiphop" reaction.

MC Ride turned me onto Revenge & all that insane war metal shit so there's that too.

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capeda
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:12 pm 
 

The fact that MC Anyone is wearing a Revenge shirt kinda makes me want to check them out.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:02 pm 
 

I feel like Death Grips was one of those acts where you had the OGs who were into them a few years before everybody else, then they reached this weird critical internet mass of people who were really into them and their "counter-culture" style, and then they just dropped the fuck off the face of the Earf without a trace.

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Electric Death
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:24 pm 
 

capeda wrote:
The fact that MC Anyone is wearing a Revenge shirt kinda makes me want to check them out.


You should check out Bottomless Pit. That's where Death Grips wears their influences on their sleeves. I never knew blast beats would go well with somebody dropping lines on top of it.

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Speaking about Industrial Hip Hop, I just discovered another artist with the same intensity as Grips, Moor Mother. It's so catchy and noisy at the same time.

Youtube: show

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ThePoop
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:35 am 
 

adAvlis wrote:
Electric Death wrote:
Also fans of Death Grips should check out this other industrial hip hop act, Ho9909. They're equally abrasive and at times sound like the hip hop equivalent of Godflesh. They are heavily influenced by hardcore punk and have songs that are straight up Black Flag/Bad Brains worship with rap verses and industrial overtones.


I just recently discovered them and yes, they share some smiliarities with Death Grips. From the few samples I heard, I'd say they're less cryptic in their sound overall, even incorporating some punk-ish riffs here and there.

Dälek is also worth checking out if you like your rap subversive, avant-garde, drenched in noise and industrial.

I like Death Grips in small doses. I find MC Ride's delivery and style a bit grating after awhile, sometimes coming off as one-dimensional (especially on Exmilitary). Strangely enough, I find them to be at their best when they're being more catchy than noisy ("I've seen footage").
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Electric Death
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:03 pm 
 

ThePoop wrote:
Dälek is also worth checking out if you like your rap subversive, avant-garde, drenched in noise and industrial.

I like Death Grips in small doses. I find MC Ride's delivery and style a bit grating after awhile, sometimes coming off as one-dimensional (especially on Exmilitary). Strangely enough, I find them to be at their best when they're being more catchy than noisy ("I've seen footage").


Have you tried Bottomless Pit? I think it's their most diverse album yet. It balances their noisy industrial stuff and their ear-catching hooks. Dalek's amazing but if I were to make a comparison to metal, Death Grips is the bestial brand of black metal while Dalek is blackgaze, with all their shoegazey influence. Now, I'm not saying that the genres sound alike to the respective groups, but how they approach things.

Btw are you a fan of clipping.? Their new single The Deep is, again to make a metal comparison here in terms of spirit but not sonically would be towards prog metal bands like Opeth. The tempo changes, the long drawn out song, just made me think this is industrial hip hop's equivalent of metal's prog and avant garde phase.

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