Grind Finale is a two-CD compilation album covering Nasum's entire career, with songs from all the 15 studio recordings the band did between 1993 and 2004, including 21 previously-unreleased songs.
The original title for the compilation was Blueprint for Extinction, but after the death of Nasum frontman Mieszko Talarczyk, the remaining band members felt that the word "extinction" made the title inappropriate. The band started to think of a play on words with "Grind" somewhere in the title, and ended up with "Grind Finale" since it would be the final major release from Nasum.
The lyrics of the song "Erased" are almost entirely derived from a frequently quoted passage in Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's The General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century.
Famous quotes containing the words finale and/or grind:
“Let us think this thought in its most terrible form: existence as it is, without meaning or aim, and yet recurring inevitably, without a finale in nothingnesseternal recurrence.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“Politics is, as it were, the gizzard of society, full of grit and gravel, and the two political parties are its two opposite halves,sometimes split into quarters, it may be, which grind on each other.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)