The Nineties are fully back, it seems, so perhaps it was only a matter of time before the enduring fascination with that classic Nineties sitcom about nothing, Seinfeld, took metallic form. Enter Grindfeld, a shocking adept death-grind outfit spoofing/paying tribute to the show that has bubbled up from the underground and will be releasing their debut, 5 Songs About Nothing, November 23rd.
Cuts like "The Letter," "The Limousine" and lead single "The Contest" (which you can stream below) recall iconic episodes of the beloved show. While the novelty factor here could be off-putting for more serious 'heads, Grindfeld back up their schtick with dexterous performances and longer song structures than generally found in the whip-fast pace of traditional grind. Tech-death influences shine through, which isn't so surprising considering that the band features members of shreddy outfits such as Wretched, Rivers of Nihil and Fallujah, making Grindfeld something of a supergroup.
The band describes itself as "Born out of a mutual love of Death Metal, comical observations, coffee and Hardcore, Grindfeld is a project built on the existential dread hidden just under the surface of daily life," noting they are "not for fans of: (Jerry Seinfeld arch enemy) Kenny Bania, Nazis." Pre-orders for the album are available on the Grindfeld Bandcamp now.
5 Songs About Nothing track listing:
1. The Contest
2. The Soup Nazi
3. The Limousine
4. The Bizarro Jerry
5. The Letter