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Deathgrind (sometimes written as death-grind or death/grind) is a shorthand term that is used to describe bands who play a fusion of death metal and grindcore.

Zero Tolerance described deathgrind as "grindcore and brutal death metal colliding head on."[1] Dan Lilker described deathgrind as "combining the technicality of death metal with the intensity of grindcore."[2]

"Like death/thrash and death/black, the name death/grind undoubtedly stems from the importance of specialist mail order catalogues and their related 'zine scenes in proliferating extreme metal music to an audience whose tastes, as the '90s progressed, increasingly crossed over the traditional line between death metal and grindcore - that of lyrical content. [Death/grind e]mphasis[es] overall musical brutality with a specific focus on speed-soaked fury and the firm retention of grindcore's traditional abruptness."[3]

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  1. ^ "Grind Prix" (2005). Zero Tolerance #004, p. 46.
  2. ^ Lilker, Danny, Grind Your Mind: A History of Grindcore liner notes. Mayan Records, MYNDD056, 2007.
  3. ^ Schwarz, Paul, "Death Metal|Death/Grind" (2006). Terrorizer #150, p. 54.