Terrorizer – World Downfall (1989)
World Downfall is a monumental record in Grindcore history for 2 very important reasons; the seeds of Death Metal innovators Morbid Angel were sown and World Downfall was the first Grindcore album to benefit from a decent production job.
The consumate engineering work of Scott Burns enabled Terrorizer to be the first Grindcore band whose inhuman blast-beats, punishingly thrashy riffs, thumping bass and demonic growls were truly heard. Check out the grinding grooves of Dead Shall Rise as a prime example of how sonically devastating Grindcore can sound when given room to breathe.
Featuring the considerable talents of Oscar Garcia (Nausea), Jesse Pintado (Napalm Death), David Vincent (Morbid Angel) and Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel), this Extreme Metal supergroup may have been shortlived but their influence on the scene is incalcuable.