Grill is one of the names that you can find among a murky and crowded technical death metal genre. However, there are several things that do set them apart from some of the others. Instead of being a one dimensional over the top head popping technical death metal band, Grill introduces several other genres to create a completely different sound. While listening you will get hints of technical death metal of course, old school death, some black metal influences, brutal death, slam, and certain jazz influences as well.
In four songs with this self titled EP you get a collection of genres not just one. These genres that got put into the heavy metal blender mixed up and blended together create a unique sound. Each genre named would generally provide a very messy and chaotic sound, and at points the EP does jump around quite a bit and create a dizzying frenzy.
There is absolutely no denying that Grill and their sound is very unique and cramming all of the genres that they do into their music is a bit risky. The risk involved is that the overall sound would be murky and unfocused, but Grill does a great job of cramming all of this down your throat in one visceral discharge of harmful metal.
The best song on the EP and the best example of what Grill is about is Alien Abortion. Alien Abortion has the components of most of the genres stated but doesn’t over do it and try to force feed you too much at once. The song is focused, technical and is completely bludgeoning. After the intro of an alien getting its wretched spawn aborted is over, Grill leads you in with a little bit of a bass solo, and after that Alien Abortion takes off and never stops.
Everything that Grill has to offer is packed into that song. The riffs are sharp and cutting, the bass is neck snapping and punches you in the gut whenever it gets the chance and the drums blast and pummel you into dust. The vocals transition between the standard death metal growl, to a black metal screech and the vocalist even cranks out some pig squeals.
Throughout the EP you get a little more of everything that Alien Abortion couldn’t provide you. You get more black metal hints, more hints of slam and even some jazz notes here and there. This self titled EP is a blasting, headbanging good time. With the amount of genres that Grill has stuffed into their music, sometimes it feels a little bit too hectic, but for the most part each song is a focused blast of energy and pure raw flesh. If you are looking for something new and unique and a sound that you may not have heard before, Grill has it.
Below you can find their song Alien Abortion in its entirety. Check it out!