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Pornogrind, also known as porno grind, porno-grind or porn grind, is a musical subgenre of grindcore and death metal,[1][2] which lyrically deals with sexual themes.[3][4]


The genre, along with deathgrind, is related to the goregrind subgenre, and has been described by Zero Tolerance as "the most downright perverted of the lot, often adding a dollop of filthy groove and vocals straight from the toilet."[5] Natalie Purcell, however, in her book Death Metal Music: The Passion and Politics of a Subculture, suggests that pornogrind is defined solely on the basis of its lyrical content and unique imagery, its focus on pornographic content.[2] Purcell notes that bands like Gut include "simpler, slower, and more rock-like songs". The artwork for pornogrind bands' albums is noted for its extreme and potentially offensive nature, which "would keep them out of most stores."[4]

Notable pornogrind bands[edit]

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  1. ^ Brown, Jonathon (2007-09-06). "Everything you ever wanted to know about pop (but were too old to ask)". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  2. ^ a b Purcell, Natalie J. (2003). Death Metal Music: The Passion and Politics of a Subculture. McFarland. p. 24. ISBN 0-7864-1585-1. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Vicki. "Running the musical gauntlet". The Press. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  4. ^ a b Hess, Amanda. "Brick and Mordor: A record store heavy on the metal spins its last gloom and doom". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Grind Prix" (2005). Zero Tolerance #004, p. 46.