Chelsea Grin

Chelsea Grin
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2015 / 2017




United States


More than one million Facebook followers can’t be wrong: Chelsea Grin is one of the hottest deathcore bands in their home country right now. Hailing from Salt Lake City, the Mormon capital of the world, these guys were able to break the mould in getting a deathcore band off the ground in one of the most religious cities known to man. Their 2013 set at Groezrock made a profound impression and 2014’s ‘Ashes to Ashes’ helped pave the way for the much heavier ‘Self Inflicted’ (2016), silencing those who had criticised the band for experimenting in the past. ‘Eternal Nightmare’ (2018) is easily their most brutal offering to date and the range of new lead singer and former Lorna Shore vocalist Tom Barber opens up a new realm of possibilities for the band, some of which are already explored on the new album with the occasional hardcore and thrash nod. The result is an extremely varied album, which is not always the case in the deathcore genre. (#GMM20)