Some of us are just about the grind. That punishing, all-encompassing grind. The grind so
punishing, it leaves you exhausted at the end of the day. No, not that bullshit notion that you
should spend every waking moment working yourself to death to get the bare minimum to
survive. I am talking about flat-out, never-ending onslaught of the grind genre.
It is a genre of metal that is not for everyone. I get that and I respect it. Grind can be abrasive
and it can leave you wondering what the hell just happened because twenty insanely fast and
chaotic riffs just blew past you in under two minutes. Personally, I love the genre. Done well,
there is a lot to get out of it and it is not always as chaotic as it might sound on first listen. The
latest offering from the grind duo, Warfuck, Diptyque is a prime example of grind done well.
Diptyque has all the classic earmarks of a grind album. It’s nineteen tracks of riff-filled madness
that clocks in under twenty-five minutes. Honestly, it is hard to stand out in a genre like grind. A
lot of it can start to sound the same, but Warfuck really stands out with this new album. It has
elements of black metal, technical death metal, and hardcore blended seamlessly together. And
for band consisting of just a guitar player/vocalist and drummer, this album sounds incredibly
If you are a fan of the genre, it is a must listen. If you are new to grind or haven’t really had
anything to latch onto in the genre, this album could be a really great jumping off point for you.
From front to back the less than a half hour album delivers. I could not find a single flaw and
might need to go see a chiropractor to fix my neck as soon as I send in this review.
Overall Score: 10/10
Review by: Dan Perretta