The immortal paragons of punk and metal, though often ideologically immiscible, ceaselessly collide year after year to form uncanny alliances and new combinations. Though these odd mixtures typically incorporate subgenres of metal that already offer themselves toward the primal unruliness and unglamorous severity of punk (such as crossover thrash, grindcore, grunge, etc.), there are rare instances of more avant-garde interpretations of both genres coming together to form truly unprecedented emulsions. One such example is Seattleā€™s forward-thinking yet ferociously primordial math-grind duo Pound.

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