Back in the 90s I shot a lot of rock bands with Kodak Recording film pushed to something silly in DK50... they had a similar 'gritty' feel.
The trick is getting these really good ultra modern films to to behave like older emulsions when we want them to. I'm sure there is a lot moe scope for experimentation, here...
Are you familiar with Lith printing? There is grain in the paper, you just need to bring it out (clump it together) during development.
This is a print from a Delta 100 4x5 negative. The grain you see is from the paper:
you can get grain out of nearly any film, even tab-grain films like 2oocreativ, tmax and delta films
just buy using a different development strategy. i am not sure what developer you use, but
if you use a more active developer ( maybe ) than what you are using, change your development temperature,
maybe change how you shoot your film, you can get beautiful grain.
i use pretty much the same developer and development strategy for most of the film i expose.
usually i over develop by a stop or a few, and i stand develop in a strong brew of caffenol and a few cc's of print developer
of course this sort of thing isn't meant for everyone or ... but it works flawlessly in getting grain and stain on nearly everything i shoot, even 4x5 and 5x7 film ...
your actual mileage may vary from factory specifications of course ..
Ilford SFX is another good choice for grain, especially in 35. Not as much as the Delta 3200, but much more than the usual from fp4/hp5/Tri-X
Foma 400 in 35mm is the grainiest current film that I know of.
Wow great info as usual on APUG. And nice grainy images posted. Chris Lange: full strength D76 for 18 minutes at 24C? That must've been about like printing through an asphalt shingle? Looks great though!
Regarding lith, I'm familiar with it but realize that most of the grain will be in the lower tones, with the upper tones being smaller grained (with exeptions of course). This is great in its own right, but pretty paper dependent.
I wish Delta 3200 were available in sheet film. It used to be right? In my magic little world Ilford would do annual special order runs :)
With Ilford putting out the new Art 300 paper I was hoping they might put out a companion Art FILM (in sheets)!
Two other possibilities are the use of a grain mask and reticulation.