Power Trip, Iron Reagan Members Show Off "Superior Firepower" on New Mammoth Grinder Song | Revolver

Power Trip, Iron Reagan Members Show Off "Superior Firepower" on New Mammoth Grinder Song

Austin death-metal team's latest cut is big on hatred, even bigger in riff department

Ask Mammoth Grinder frontman Chris Ulsh yourself and he'll tell you, "I only really listen to punk and death metal."

And while that isn't entirely true, it mostly is. It's that narrow focus that makes Ulsh (who also drums for Power Trip) more deliberate in his approach to extreme music, crafting sneering and volatile compositions with nods to "obscure death-metal demo from 1993" and "this rare underground Japanese hardcore flexi" as opposed to more obvious gods of metal's past. You into Entombed? Cool, this sounds like Sentenced's first demo. What about crossover? Great, here is something gritty from Anti-Cimex.

All that said, the new Mammoth Grinder track "Superior Firepower," which also features Mark Bronzino and Ryan Parrish of Iron Reagan, is a drooling, bloodthirsty beast of it's own. Using a simple and primitive mid-tempo drum beat straight from the Ildjarn playbook (that 1-2, 1-2, repetitive kick/snare pattern not too far removed from a polka drum pattern), the half-speed exercise goes from menacing to down-right worm-ridden by the time the second verse kicks in with a d-beat. This is Cro-Magnon death metal, cut from the Autopsy cloth. 

Mammoth Grinder's forthcoming Cosmic Crypt LP is due out January 26th via Relapse. The band will hit the road early next year in support.

Mammoth Grinder tour dates:
February 2  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
February 3  Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
February 4  Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
February 5  Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
February 6  Memphis, TN @ Rock Room
February 7  Little Rock, AR @ Vino's
February 8  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
February 9  Houston, TX @ White Swan
February 10  Austin, TX @ Barracuda
February 11  San Antonio, TX @ Korova Basement
February 12  El Paso, TX @ Neon Rose
February 13  Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
February 14  Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
February 15  San Diego, CA @ Space Bar
February 16  Los Angeles, CA @ The Resident
February 17  Oakland, CA @ Eli's Mile High
February 18  Santa Cruz, CA @ TBA
February 20  Salt Lake City, UT @ Beehive Social Club
February 21  Denver, CO @ Streets of London
February 22  Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
February 23  Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon Bar
February 24  Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
February 25  Detroit, MI @ Cellarman's
February 26  Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
February 27  Pittsburgh, PA @ Rock Room
February 28  Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
March 1  Boston, MA @ Middle East
March 2  Brookyn, NY @ St. Vitus
March 3  Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker