UK grindcore favourites Corrupt Moral Altar, featuring Napalm Death’s live guitarist John Cooke, have just dropped their hellishly nasty new EP, Patiently Waiting For Wonderful Things, via APF Records. Having let the EP blast our ears for a bit, we recently spoke with frontman Chris Reese about some of his favourite grindcore vocalists. Chris, however, had other plans.

“I was asked to write about my favourite grind vocalists but as I’ve gotten older, wiser and considerably more handsome I decided to write about VOCALISTS I like. Grind is great don’t get me wrong, but variety is the spice of life my friends and I like to keep things very, very spicy.”

1. Bjork

“It’s Bjork. Fuck me, what else can I say?”

2. Peet (Narcosis)

Narcosis were the UK grind band for me when I started to get into the music. I used to travel around the UK and go see them. I remember after my nan’s funeral I had to get a train followed by a long drive in the snow to go see them once. Also Oliver (bass) was in them and now plays with us and John Boy (guitar) used to be the vocalist in Horsebastard before me.”

3. Patrick Walker (Warning)

“Patrick has THE saddest voice. It’s great. Here’s an acoustic version of ‘Bridges’ which will hopefully break your fucking heart and fuck your life right up.”

4. Lane Shi Otayonii (Elizabeth Colour Wheel)

“Only got into this band this year and I really like her unique approach, she does a bit of everything and sounds like she commits 100 percent which you can actually feel… and that’s important to me.”

5. Tahliah Debrett Barnett (FKA Twigs)

“The most recent album was a bit hit and miss for me but she is still a unique and inventive producer, vocalist and performer. She also has the most pleasing speaking voice I think I’ve ever heard. ‘Two Weeks’ is a banger and it’s basically music to have sex to.”

6. Rich Speakman (The Afternoon Gentleman)

“Rich is a Leeds legend. Me and Tom (CMA drums) must’ve watched The Afternoon Gentleman a hundred times at scatty basement shows. I remember Rich, Tom, and I did a Dahmer cover at a squat once and I had only heard the song for the first time that day. Rich also drums in Gets Worse and Confine (which I did vocals for) so he’s one of those dudes that can just do it all. Which I resent.”

7. Alice Glass (Crystal Castles)

“I just love this song and performance. Her delivery is just super punk and has a great ‘I don’t give a fuck’ vibe. It’s just a really, really good song. She has left Crystal Castles after some allegations of abuse and manipulation which she had received which is so shit to hear.”

8. Stefanie Mannaerts (Brutus)

“Great voice. Great song. Great combination of ideas executed in a super satisfying way. If you don’t like this then you are a dickhead.”

Corrupt Moral Altar’s new EP, Patiently Waiting For Wonderful Things, is out now through APF Records and you can purchase it from the official APF Records store.

Artwork for ‘Patiently Waiting For Wonderful Things’ by Corrupt Moral Altar

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.