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Grievance Honor

Groove Metal
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

From the memorial website: “In spring of 1993 four guys got together for what was to be quite a ride. Rick Mester, Tony Pezzo, Dan Needham, Terry White, and Norm Flamm were about to start their musical careers.

The band was decidedly metal. The idea was to perform and share their faith with all who would listen. GH endured many personnel changes including the tragic death of guitarist Norm Flamm.

Grievance Honor recorded two indie albums (Grindage & Questions of Conscience). Both albums received excellent reviews in HM magazine. The “groove-core” sound proved pretty popular as GH played shows all around the five state area. They opened for national recording acts like Starflyer 59, Plankeye, and Wish For Eden. They were featured on the Fox 30 news cast. They even recorded several videos and an interview for KNLC 24 TV.

Songs like “Ichabod, Agony, and Grievance Honor” were requested frequently on KCLC 89.1 FM radio. But eventually, the band grew weary. In the summer of 1996, Rick Mester decided to leave the band. Guitarist/songwriter Lael Clark left immediately thereafter.

Grindage and Questions of Conscience were available on one CD called The All of… That disk is now out of print.”

Rick Mester is now playing in his band Sombrance, and has also released albums as Ishur Ninku and Unicks Face.


1994 Grindage
1995 Questions of Conscience
2005 The All of… Grievance Honor Zophim Records


1994 Independent

  1. Agony (4:57)
  2. Disposable Humanity (4:09)
  3. Moral Heresy (2:30)
  4. Grievance Honor (1:57)
  5. Ichabod (5:02)
  6. Personal Justice (4:22)

Questions of Conscience

1995 Independent

  1. Litter (Part 1)
  2. Personal Justice
  3. Twisted Solace
  4. So How Are You?
  5. Questions
  6. Save the Cows
  7. Essence
  8. Take Me Home
  9. Found
  10. Bye

The All of... Grievance Honor

2005 Zophim Records

  1. Agony (4:51)
  2. Disposable Humanity (4:09)
  3. Moral Heresy (2:30)
  4. Grievance Honor (1:59)
  5. Ichabod (5:02)
  6. Personal Justice (4:22)
  7. Twisted Solace (3:30)
  8. So How Are You (4:00)
  9. Questions (3:33)
  10. Save the Cows (4:25)
  11. Take Me Home (5:21)
  12. Found (2:42)
  13. Ichabod (Shriek Remix) (6:38)