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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2016 / 2019 / 2022




United States


For years, the US have been a breeding ground for successful hardcore and metalcore bands. Beartooth was founded by Caleb Shomo and their full-length debut ‘Disgusting’ came out in 2014. Apart from the obvious metalcore influences, Beartooth also like to inject their songs with a shot of punk and hardcore, which makes for an exceptionally powerful and explosive cocktail. While they sound dirty and raw, the emotions behind the music are genuine and heartfelt. Meanwhile Shomo is the only remaining founding member. On ‘Aggressive’ (2016) the hardcore/punk vibe is even more obvious and the rage that fuelled their debut is back with a vengeance. With earworm melodies and gang chant choruses as the standout feature it’s easy to see why ‘Aggressive’ was so well received. ‘Disease’ (2018) continues the trek towards mainstream territory while maintaining the punk rock feel and anthemic quality of its predecessor. The pandemic was the perfect time for a new album and Shomo & Co clearly went balls to the wall on ‘Below’ (2021). The frustration at the current state of the world and being cooped up for so long shines through. Musically the album captures the raw energy that also fuels their live shows so if you don’t know the band that well this is the perfect place to start. (#GMM22)