TEETHGRINDER from the Netherlands have always looked in disbelief at what mankind is doing to itself and the planet it lives on. Disgust, revulsion, suffering and despair – it’s emotions like these that serve as the creative driving force behind the songwriting of the band from Zwolle.
The quartet packs all its rage and aggression into songs that reflect exactly that. The aptly titled “Dystopia” third album develops uncomfortably, radically and musically destructive. And it does so in a different yet agile, always threatening way. In view of song titles like ,Birthed Into Suffering’, ,Disgrace’, ,Blood Ritual’, ,Our Failing Species’ or ,Worthless’ it can’t be any other way. At the end of their third album, the group around former members of DrDoom and Greyline, active since 2013, draws a resigned conclusion with ,As I Believe The World To Be, So It Is’ and the title track ,Dystopia’.
As on the two predecessors “Misanthropy” (2015) and “Nihilism” (2016) – both also on LIFEFORCE RECORDS – TEETHGRINDER rely on a sound base between grindcore and death metal. Elements from crust, hardcore and black metal round out the stylistic spectrum of the Dutchmen.
On the third album, one thing stands in the foreground: the Dutchmen consistently rely on relentless attacks and a gloomy extreme sound that makes its listeners restless and frightened. How could it be otherwise in view of the threatening scenery of a “Dystopia”! And even when TEETHGRINDER slow down the tempo, their tracks sound bitter and disillusioned.
TEETHGRINDER on tour w/ BENIGHTED
05.11.22 BE – Louvain-la-Neuve @ Mass Deathtruction Festival
06.11.22 DE – Göttingen @ Freihafen
07.11.22 NL – Leusden @ Fort 33
8.11.22 DE – Essen @ Turock
11.11.22 FR – Tignieu Jameyzieu @ Le Triolet
12.11.22 DE – Aalen @ Haus der Jugend
13.11.22 AT – Innsbruck @ PMK
14.11.22 SLO – Maribor @ MC Pekarna
15.11.22 AT – Wien @ Viper Room
16.11.22 SK – Nitra @ Frankie Rock Club
17.11.22 CZ – Ostrava @ Barrak Music Club
18.11.22 CZ – Praha @ Rock Cafe
19.11.22 AT – Klagenfurt @ Volkxhaus
Dystopia track list
Birthed Into Suffering 2:00
Blood Ritual 4:07
Our Failing Species 6:06
God Complex 3:43
As I Believe The World To Be, So It Is 3:19