Enemy Soil is a grindcore band from Sterling, Virginia, first formed in 1991. The band played a style of grindcore that was influenced heavily by hardcore punk, and featured many line-up changes throughout its run, with frontman Richard Johnson acting as its core. Because the group initially was unable to find a suitable drummer, earlier Enemy Soil recordings featured a drum machine. The group's music was also politically-motivated early in their career, however later recordings instead featured introspective topics for lyrics. The group eventually broke up in the spring of 1999 after releasing numerous splits and records. Members went on to form or join many bands, including Pig Destroyer, Pg. 99, and Agoraphobic Nosebleed, among others.
“Never again”, was the plan. “Goodbye”, cemented nine years into heavy metal oblivion. You don't always get what you want, though. With the state of the world and growing abundance of appalling human behavior, the “grindcore” underdogs decided that “never again” was way too long. Three years after their finalé, Hivesmasher have returned with their own brand of pummeling, unapologetic metal to a scene rife with scandal and over sensitivity. The return has been demanded; Hivesmasher abides. Bang your head.
"Hailing out of New York (previously Nepal), Chepang is a bludgeoning, blasting five-piece unit that’s also incredibly varied. Most notably, the band has two drummers, both of which are out of their goddamned minds and manage to make blast beats something interesting to listen to beyond the speed frenzy. What this band channel is a fire and fury that feels fresh but familiar." -Metal Injection