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adamclark52
06-14-2013, 07:34 PM
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Napalm Death. This band has such a varied and colorful history that they deserve a thread of their own. And they have a LOT of albums. Napalm Death are one of my favorite bands but truth be told I never got into them until way later in my life. I’d heard of them in the mid-to-early 1990s but never bought anything by them until 2006’s Smear Campaign. Upon hearing that album I thought to myself, “why haven’t I been listening to this band?”. Their recorded output has had some ups and downs but ultimately all their material is quality material. That’s why I won’t be scoring the albums. Even the “worst” Napalm Death album is better than whatever you’re listening to now. I’m going to cover the core albums here and some of the more essential EPs. They’ve got a lot of material to cover, as you’ll see. And again, truth be told I haven’t heard it all. There are two studio albums I’ve heard very little from but I’ll figure out how to do a write-up when I get to them (EDIT: July 18th, 2013; I've heard them now). And I've skipped on a lot of the live stuff since I never buy live albums (EDIT: July 18th, 2013; I've since gotten one of their live albums). You should just go see Napalm Death live since they still tear shit up today. I just saw them two weeks ago and they were fantastic.

I've also included links in the tracklisting for albums to any music videos I've come across by the band. I always found their videos to be unintentionally hilarious since the video never syncs up with the music, especially when Barney's singing. But I also find that aspect of the videos to be fucking awesome, further demonstrating how fucking awesome Napalm Death are. And it doesn't hurt that Barney is, by all accounts, one of the nicest guys in metal. What's not to love about this band?

adamclark52
06-14-2013, 07:39 PM
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Scum
Released on July 1st, 1987
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Side One:
Nicholas Bullen (as Nik Napalm) – vocals, bass
Justin Broadrick – guitar, vocals on Polluted Minds
Mick Harris – drums
Side Two:
Lee Dorrian – vocals
Bill Steer – guitar
Jim Whitely – bass
Mick Harris – drums

Side One
1. Multinational Corporations
2. Instinct of Survival
3. The Kill
4. Scum
5. Caught…in a Dream
6. Polluted Minds
7. Sacrificed
8. Siege of Power
9. Control
10. Born on Your Knees
11. Human Garbage
12. You Suffer

Side Two
13. Life?
14. Prison without Walls
15. Point of No Return
16. Negative Approach
17. Success?
18. Deceiver
19. C.S.
20. Parasites
21. Pseudo Youth
22. Divine Death
23. As the Machine Rolls On
24. Common Enemy
25. Moral Crusade
26. Stigmatized
27. M.A.D.
28. Dragnet

The infamous debut album. Most people say that Scum is their favorite album by Napalm Death. Some people are probably telling the truth but I think some people just say that because they think it’s cool to say as such. Or they’ve just never heard too much of their other stuff so they just default to this. I’m a huge fan but I wouldn’t even say that it’s in my top five Napalm Death albums. It’s probably the lesser of their grindcore albums. It does have some of their best songs (from the grindcore era) but it has really shoddy production that drags it down a bit for me. Granted, it was recorded on a budget of probably zero dollars well over twenty five years ago so that’s forgivable. But the fact that it’s got basically two different bands on each half makes it sound really inconsistent too. I think if this album were recorded today, by today’s line-up of Napalm Death with today’s technology it would be one of the greatest albums of all-time. They still play a lot of these songs live and they sound a lot more ferocious. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them play Multinational Corporations, the Kill, Scum, Siege of Power, Control, You Suffer, Life? Deceiver and M.A.D. over the four shows I’ve seen them play and if you were to see them you’re pretty much guaranteed to hear five or six as well. It contains their “most famous” song; You Suffer, which is praised by noobs for being the one second song. That’s cool enough but there are better songs on this album and better super-short songs on their next album. It is essential for what it is. Bands do this all the time now but I’m sure in 1987 it was pretty revolutionary and unheard of. After leaving the band (after recording side one) Nicholas Bullen went on to form Scorn while Justin Broadrick went on to form Godflesh. Nicholas Bullen was the founding member of Napalm Death. So yes, there hasn’t been an “original” member in Napalm Death since the first half of their first album.
Favorite Song: the Kill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkzibXbPwnk)

adamclark52
06-14-2013, 07:48 PM
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From Enslavement to Obliteration + the Curse EP
Released on September 16th, 1988
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Lee Dorrian – vocals
Bill Steer – guitar
Shane Embury – bass
Mick Harris – drums

1. Evolved as One
2. It’s a M.A.N.S. World!
3. Lucid Fairytale
4. Private Death
5. Impressions
6. Unchallenged Hate
7. Uncertainty Blurs the Vision
8. Cock-Rock Alienation
9. Retreat to Nowhere
10. Thank for a Minute
11. Display to Me…
12. From Enslavement to Obliteration
13. Blind to the Truth
14. Social Sterility
15. Emotional Suffocation
16. Practice What You Preach
17. Inconceivable?
18. Worlds Apart
19. Obstinate Direction
20. Mentally Murdered
21. Sometimes
22. Make Way!
23. Musclehead (from the Curse EP)
24. Your Achievement? (from the Curse EP)
25. Dead (from the Curse EP)
26. Morbid Deceiver (from the Curse EP)
27. The Curse (from the Curse EP)

Of their early grindcore albums I prefer this album. While it doesn’t have as many memorable songs as Scum it does have consistency. It still sounds a little crappy but at least the same band recorded the whole album. It’s pretty brutal stuff so know what you’re getting into before you listen to this. To say you like one song more than another can be hard since they are mostly just noise. But it's awesome. I like Uncertainty Blurs the Vision most just because it has such a warped guitar solo. I can't remember but I think it's the only guitar solo in the entire Napalm Death library, There are a few songs you’d still hear today if you saw them live. The title track is a staple and I’m pretty sure I saw them play It’s a M.A.N.S. World once. The Curse EP is included with most pressings of the album and it has two of my favorite Napalm Death grindcore songs: Your Achievement? and Dead. Your Achievement? (six seconds) and Dead (five seconds) are way better super short blasts than You Suffer since they can almost actually be considered songs. Dead pretty much sounds like how I feel most days. Shane Embury joined the band on this album, starting his tenure as the longest serving member of Napalm Death.
Favorite Song: Uncertainty Blurs the Vision (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDuGb4SiiH8)

adamclark52
06-14-2013, 08:03 PM
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Mentally Murdered EP
Released on August 29th, 1989
Label: Earache

Line-up:
unchanged

1. Rise Above
2. The Missing Link
3. Mentally Murdered (different version)
4. Walls of Confinement
5. Cause and Effect
6. No Mental Effort

The band started their transition from grindcore to death metal on this EP. The recording quality is much better and the songs are all much longer (for them) and less ďnoiseĒ. You can even make out most of the riffs. Itís a good little EP. If you like Symphonies Of Sickness-era Carcass youíll like this. After this EP Lee Dorrian left the band to form Cathedral and Bill Steer went on to continue Carcass (he was already in the band when he joined Napalm Death, he just played with both).
Best Song: Rise Above (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDQIDvDeQZw&list=PL656F4E84B98A0643)

adamclark52
06-14-2013, 08:12 PM
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Harmony Corruption
Released on September 3rd, 1990
Label: Combat/Earache

Line-up:
Mark ďBarneyĒ Greenway Ė vocals
Mitch Harris Ė guitar
Jesse Pintado Ė guitar
Shane Embury Ė bass
Mick Harris Ė drums
John Tardy (of Obituary) and Glen Benton (of Deicide) - guest vocals on Unfit Earth

1. Vision Conquest
2. In the Truth Be Known
3. Inner Incineration
4. Malicious Intent
5. Unfit Earth
6. Circle of Hypocrisy
7. The Chains that Bind Us
8. Mind Snare
9. Extremity Retained
10. Suffer the Children (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw_Ob9Wye18)
11. Hiding Behind (Bonus Track)

A total one eighty for the band, largely due to the member changes. Pretty much only the rhythm section from the previous album stayed in place and two new guitarists were introduced. And most importantly, this album marks the debut of Barney with the band. They went from grindcore to the most primal death metal Iíve ever heard. Cannibal Corpse and Jungle Rot are pretty primitive but this is just caveman sounding. Itís honestly one of my least favorite Napalm Death albums. The production is still really crappy (the drums sound like shit) and the songs are just a little too long and not very memorable. Three minutes is perfect for Napalm Death and they blow over that quite a few times here. And it seems to be one of their most popular albums, whoíd have guessed. I think it was even number twenty five in Decibel Magazines top one hundred death metal albums, and that was a pretty awesome list that you could live by. Suffer the Children is still a live staple but aside from that I wouldnít expect to ever hear them play anything else from this album.
Favorite Song: Unfit Earth (napalm death unfit earth)

300%_Density
06-14-2013, 08:18 PM
2. In the Truth Be Known
5. Unfit Earth
6. Circle of Hypocrisy
10. Suffer the Children


My favorites.

smearCampaign
06-14-2013, 09:50 PM
Never heard of 'em. ;)

metallicbrian666
06-14-2013, 11:12 PM
FETO not as memorable as Scum?

Pssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssh

Also the title track isn't a staple, Unchallenged Hate is

adamclark52
06-15-2013, 04:56 AM
Hey, I want your guys input. I'm by no means a Napalm Deathauthority, just a really big fan. If I'm off with some info about live stats or something call me on it. I just want to celebrate Napalm Death because they don't always get the respect they deserve.

metallicbrian666
06-15-2013, 08:21 AM
No worries mayne

I love the first two albums (especially FETO) but I'm not big on the Barney era. I dig Enemy Of The Music Business and Utilitarian though

adamclark52
06-15-2013, 08:56 AM
FETO not as memorable as Scum?

Pssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssh

Also the title track isn't a staple, Unchallenged Hate is

Now that you mention it, I saw them play Lucid Fairytale and Social Sterility in 2011.

JRA
06-15-2013, 10:19 AM
Actually they have been playing FETO pretty regularly.

metallicbrian666
06-15-2013, 01:15 PM
They only played Unchallenged Hate and Practice What You Preach on the headline tour last fall, but honestly I'd rather they not play much from those albums. The songs aren't nearly as good with Barney's vocals and Danny's sloppy/overtriggered drumming

JRA
06-15-2013, 02:50 PM
So when's the next installment? :tongue:

adamclark52
06-15-2013, 03:47 PM
So when's the next installment? :tongue:

Probably tonight.

adamclark52
06-15-2013, 06:38 PM
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Mass Appeal Madness EP
Released in early 1991
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Unchanged but Mick Harris is credited with “backing vocals”

1. Mass Appeal Madness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZTpM4hn4jM)
2. Pride Assassin
3. Unchallenged Hate (different version)
4. Social Sterility (different version)

This is a really good EP. They still have the primal death metal thing going on but the songs are a lot faster and shorter. Less is more. It also has two songs rerecorded from From Enslavement to Obliteration with Barney on vocals, which is awesome. And the surprising breakdown halfway through Unchallenged Hate, with Mick Harris singing in what sounds like a garbage can, is even more awesome. It’s not uncommon to hear them play any of the songs off this EP live to this day. It marks the final appearance of the last member of the band who was on Scum; drummer Mick Harris, who wasn’t even an original member of the band.
Best Song: Unchallenged Hate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmZXnug-yR0&list=PLAA4FFC174E35031E)

adamclark52
06-15-2013, 06:47 PM
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Death by Manipulation
Released on August 19th, 1991
Label: Relativity/Earache

Line up:
Varies

1. Mass Appeal Madness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZTpM4hn4jM) (from the Mass Appeal Madness EP)
2. Pride Assassin (from the Mass Appeal Madness EP)
3. Unchallenged Hate (different version, from the Mass Appeal Madness EP)
4. Social Sterility (different version, from the Mass Appeal Madness EP)
5. Suffer the Children (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9o33gocD50) (from the Suffer the Children single)
6. Siege of Power (different version, from the Suffer the Children single)
7. Harmony Corruption (from the Suffer the Children single)
8. Rise Above (from the Mentally Murdered EP)
9. The Missing Link (from the Mentally Murdered EP)
10. Mentally Murdered (different version, from the Mentally Murdered EP)
11. Walls of Confinement (from the Mentally Murdered EP)
12. Cause and Effect (from the Mentally Murdered EP)
13. No Mental Effort (from the Mentally Murdered EP)
14. Multinational Corporations Pt. 2 (from a split with S.O.B.)
15. Re-address the Problem (from a split with S.O.B.)
16. Changing Colours (from a split with S.O.B.)
17. From the Ashes (from a split with S.O.B.)
18. Understanding (from a split with S.O.B.)
19. Stalemate (from a split with S.O.B.)
20. Unchallenged Hate (live)
21. Mentally Murdered (live)
22. Walls of Confinement (live)

This is a compilation of some of the bands EPs up to this point and some demos and alternate versions of songs. I never even noticed the six songs off the split EP with S.O.B.; I thought I had everything from this comp via the Noise for Music’s Sake comp. I guess I’ll have to find that stuff. It’s good to have this because you can get so much material for one price instead of paying ridiculous prices for multiple CD’s with five or six songs. I thought this comp was rendered pointless by the Noise for Music's Sake comp but I guess I was wrong.

Best Song: Stalemate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6FUJl90T6k)

EDIT: June 23rd, 2013: I got around to hearing that stuff from the split w/S.O.B. Really good stuff, definitely the best stuff on this compilation. I highly recommend it if you like From Enslavement to Obliteration. At the risk of getting lynched from enslavement to obliteration (haha) I think it's some of the best stuff recorded by the Dorrian line-up. It caused me to change my favorite song from this album.

adamclark52
06-15-2013, 06:50 PM
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Utopia Banished
Released on June 23rd, 1992
Label: Relativity/Earache

Line-up:
Mark “Barney” Greenway – vocals
Mitch Harris – guitar
Jesse Pintado – guitar
Shane Embury – bass
Danny Herrera – drums

1. Discordance
2. I Abstain
3. Dementia Access
4. Christening the Blind
5. The World Keeps Turning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piEUJfCJW_g)
6. Idiosyncratic
7. Aryanisms
8. Cause and Effect (Pt. II)
9. Judicial Slime
10. Distorting the Medium
11. Got Time to Kill
12. Upward and Uninterested
13. Exile
14. Awake (To a Life of Misery)
15. Contemptuous
16. One and the Same (Bonus Track)
17. Sick and Tired (Bonus Track)
18. Malignant Trait (Bonus Track)
19. Killing with Kindness (Bonus Track)

I was really, really surprised how much I enjoyed this album. What really did it for me is the songs are a lot shorter than any of Napalm Deaths 1990’s output. That’s one problem I have with Harmony Corruption; the songs just drag on for a bit too long. And the same can be said for a lot of their stuff on the later 1990’s albums. But on this album most of the songs are just around the two minute mark, which is perfect. And they almost go back into the grindcore territory of the first two albums. Musically it’s very grindcore. Just with Barneys death vocals. It’s odd that this album came out after Harmony Corruption since it bridges the gap perfectly between that album and the first two grindcore albums. Only the production is much better than any of those albums. One thing that holds this album back, however, is that a lot of the songs just aren’t that memorable. But that goes back to the whole grindcore thing; it’s just a blur. And there are too many samples. Samples and Napalm Death just don’t sound right to me. I’d say that this is probably my favorite of all of Napalm Death’s 1990’s albums.
Favorite Song: the World Keeps Turning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piEUJfCJW_g)

adamclark52
06-15-2013, 06:55 PM
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The World Keeps Turning EP
Released in July 1992
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. The World Keeps Turning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piEUJfCJW_g)
2. A Means to an End
3. Insanity Excursion

There’s not too much to say about this EP. It’s good, it’s short and it opens with a sample, not something you hear on Napalm Deaths music too often. It’s part of the Noise for Music’s Sake compilation so I’d buy that comp before you seek this out on its own,

Best Song: Insanity Excursion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT7s97L2rqY)

Jochen
06-15-2013, 07:50 PM
This is a great idea for a thread.

I do have to disagree with your view on Harmony Corruption, however, but if you don't like it, that's cool. This my first ND album, so it has a special place (or something) with me. I think the songs are better than Scum and FETO. Those are good albums, but I like Napalm better when they write songs. With their first two (more so with Scum), it just seemed like they were trying to simply create aggression, and since they cite early Swans as an influence, I totally get it. But, like with Swans, they were better at writing great songs than simply conveying aggression. Also, I just saw the Decibel tour in Chicago, and Suffer the Children got the best reaction (if that means anything).

</rant> Awesome topic, I'm looking forward to the rest of it.

adamclark52
06-16-2013, 06:29 PM
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Live Corruption
Released in 1992
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. Intro
2. Unchallenged Hate
3. Life?
4. The Kill
5. Scum
6. If the Truth Be Known
7. Lucid Fairytale
8. Control
9. Walls of Confinement
10. Malicious Intent
11. Social Sterility
12. Suffer the Children
13. From Enslavement to Obliteration
14. Dead/Practice What You Preach
15. Mentally Murdered
16. Extremity Retained
17. Mind Snare
18. Success?
19. Rise Above

I haven’t heard this since I’m never interested in live albums. Despite being released in 1992 it was actually recorded in 1990, which explains why so little of the then current incarnation of Napalm Deaths material is included. It’s nice that Dead is included since I seriously doubt they ever play that song live anymore. And it’s really odd that You Suffer isn’t included because that’s one song you’re guaranteed to hear if you ever see Napalm Death live. I will say one thing, that album cover is pretty awesome.
Best Song: N/A

adamclark52
06-16-2013, 06:39 PM
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Fear, Emptiness, Despair
Released on May 31st, 1994
Label: Earache/Columbia

Line-up:
Unchanged, but Shane Embury is also credited with “random guitar noise”

1. Twist the Knife (Slowly)
2. Hung
3. Remain Nameless
4. Plague Rages (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzLTh7kMz58)
5. More than Meets the Eye
6. Primed Time
7. State of Mind
8. Armageddon X 7
9. Retching on the Dirt
10. Fasting on Deception
11. Throwaway
12. Truth Drug (Bonus Track)
13. Living in Denial (Bonus Track)

Another stylistic change for the band. They still have the real knuckle-dragging death metal style on this album but the production is way better. And there is a little bit of experimentation with sounds (that random guitar noise Shane Embury is credited with). My earliest memories of Napalm Death are from this album. I can remember the video of Plague Rages and the scene of Barney hitting himself in the heard during the first verse (during the "Am I right or wrong, or just insane" line). Whenever I hear that song to this day that shot jumps into my head. It’s classic. People say that Napalm Death entered a more industrial, Godflesh-ear with this album and I have no idea what they’re talking about. There’s nothing industrial and there’s nothing Godflesh about it. It’s just primal death metal with better production. People also always say how much Fear Factory’s first album sounds like Napalm Death, specifically this album. I find that funny, since this album came out two years after Fear Factory’s first album. And earlier Napalm Death (the stuff before this) sounds NOTHING like Fear Factory. They were somehow distributed by/signed to Columbia Records (home of Mariah Carey and a bunch of other crap) at this time, in a move I'm sure Columbia regretted before they went out of business. I think there was a whole Earache-Columbia deal because Entombed and Carcass had albums with the "Columbia" name on them as well. But with Columbia came a bigger budget for the video from Plague Rages and Twist the Knife (Slowly) somehow ended up on the soundtrack for the first Mortal Kombat movie. This is a good album but it ranks lower on the overall scale of Napalm Death.
Best Song: Plague Rages (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzLTh7kMz58)

adamclark52
06-16-2013, 07:13 PM
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Greed Killing EP
Released in December 1995
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. Greed Killing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VikE9fj9k-s)
2. My Own Worst Enemy
3. Self Betrayal
4. Finer Truths, White Lies
5. Antibody
6. All Links Severed
7. Plague Rages (live)

Greed Killing is such a great song. I'd say it's Napalm Deaths most accessible, radio-friendly song. If you donít like the Diatribes album you wonít like this, since it has two songs from that album and four more that were recorded at the same time and couldíve been on it. I like Diatribes but the songs on here that werenít on Diatribes are worse than anything on that album. They just lack the character that album had. I didnít count the Diatribes songs when picking a favorite song though, to be fair to the unreleased songs. Thereís a boxed set out now that includes this EP, the Diatribes album and Bootlegged in Japan, all for one low price. Iíd get that if youíre interested in this or either of the other albums and donít have any of them. Iím such a great salesman.
Best Song: Self Betrayal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLR267pk6Qc)

adamclark52
06-16-2013, 07:20 PM
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Diatribes
Released on January 30th, 1996
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Unchanged, but Shane Embury is credited with “backing vocals”

1. Greed Killing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VikE9fj9k-s)
2. Glimpse into Genocide
3. Ripe for the Breaking
4. Cursed to Crawl
5. Cold Forgiveness
6. My Own Worst Enemy
7. Just Rewards
8. Dogma
9. Take the Strain
10. Diatribes
11. Placate, Sedate, Eradicate
12. Corrosive Elements
13. Food Chain (Bonus included with the Cursed to Tour split w/At the Gates)
14. Politics of Common Sense (Bonus included with the Cursed to Tour split w/At the Gates)

This is very similar to the previous album production-wise but has a bit more experimenting going on in songs like Cursed To Crawl and Cold Forgiveness and a lot more hardcore elements in the guitar-work. The vocals go in different directions for Napalm Death rather than the standard gutteral growl. You get your first taste of Barney's "singing" (ahem) on this album. It gets forgotten a lot but it’s actually a really strong album. If you like current Napalm Death and are thinking of going backwards to check out some of their older stuff I'd recommend this. There’s really not a bad song on this album. It was probably the third or forth Napalm Death album I ever got. i used to always think that was a dinosaur-alien hybrid on the cover until I actually looked at it.
Favorite Song: Glimpse Into Genocide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cpYgyZJvcA)

300%_Density
06-19-2013, 02:48 PM
Everybody likes a little different Napalm and there is nothing wrong w/ that at all. My personal preferences for Napalm is more Scum through Harmony. Personally I was a really big fan of Harmony, although I understand how others who loved their more grind/shorter songs from pre-Harmony wouldn't care as much for it.

I really can't get into a whole lot of their 90s material after Harmony. I will usually find a song or 2 from different albums, but as a whole they just don't do as much for me personally.

And then from The Code is Red up until present day is just as enjoyable as the Scum to Harmony era is as good as anything they did in the 80s (albeit quite different). This might just encourage me to try and revisit some of those 90s albums though. Even not as good Napalm is still better than a lot though.

adamclark52
06-20-2013, 01:01 AM
Everybody likes a little different Napalm and there is nothing wrong w/ that at all. My personal preferences for Napalm is more Scum through Harmony. Personally I was a really big fan of Harmony, although I understand how others who loved their more grind/shorter songs from pre-Harmony wouldn't care as much for it.

I really can't get into a whole lot of their 90s material after Harmony. I will usually find a song or 2 from different albums, but as a whole they just don't do as much for me personally.

And then from The Code is Red up until present day is just as enjoyable as the Scum to Harmony era is as good as anything they did in the 80s (albeit quite different). This might just encourage me to try and revisit some of those 90s albums though. Even not as good Napalm is still better than a lot though.

Agreed about the 1990's material. There's usually one or two standout AWESOME songs per album then a bunch of other songs that are good, but blur by.

adamclark52
06-21-2013, 06:21 PM
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In Tongues We Speak (split w/Coalesce)
Released in 1997
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. Food Chains
2. A Safe Place (Coalesce)
3. Upward and Uninterested (demo version)
4. Harvest of Maturity (Coalesce)

This EP is pretty skippable. Food Chains appeared as a bonus track on Diatribes as Food Chain; same song, no ďsĒ. And Upward and Uninterested was on the Utopia Banished album. What with it being a demo it has some pretty good, raw production. The Coalesce songs are okay but this thread isnít about them.
Best Song: Upward and Uninterested (demo version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV5PdyCDuJQ)

adamclark52
06-21-2013, 06:31 PM
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Inside the Torn Apart
Released on June 3rd, 1997
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Unchanged but Mitch Harris and Shane Embury are credited with ďbacking vocalsĒ

1. Breed to Breathe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKW5SkGm0qw)
2. Birth in Regress
3. Section
4. Reflect on Conflict
5. Down in the Zero
6. Inside the Torn Apart
7. If Symptoms Persist
8. Prelude
9. Indispose
10. Purist Realist
11. Lowpoint
12. The Lifeless Alarm
13. Time Will Come (Bonus Track)
14. Bled Dry (Bonus Track)

In a post a few days ago me and someone else were going on about how some Napalm Death albums have one or two standout songs and then a bunch of other tracks. This is one of those albums. Breed to Breathe is one of Napalm Deathís simplest and catchiest songs. Iíd say if you had no idea where to start with Napalm Death that may be the song, because it only gets uglier and rougher from there. They obviously ran out of money when they were making the video for that song, because it's back to the cheesy live footage where Barney appears to be singing a different song. I hear elements of the Napalm Death of today on this album, just intermixed with the cold production of their 1990s albums. Itís good, not as good as Diatribes but one of their stronger 1990ís releases. If youíre ever wondering why a lot of copies of this album have a sticker that reads ďBarneyís Back!Ē on them Barney actually left the band in 1996 and was replaced with Phil Vane of Extreme Noise Terror. But Vane left Napalm Death just before the recording of this album and Barney returned, not after recording an album called Damage 381 withÖExtreme Noise Terror? The drama. Iíve only heard bits of that album but it sounds pretty cool.
Best Song: the Lifeless Alarm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slctqreLUkw)

adamclark52
06-21-2013, 06:38 PM
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Breed to Breathe EP
Released on November 17th, 1997
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Unchanged but Mitch Harris is credited with “backing vocals”

1. Breed to Breathe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKW5SkGm0qw)
2. All Intensive Purposes
3. Stranger Now
4. Bled Dry
5. Time Will Come
6. Greed Killing (performed by Impending Doom, Bonus Track on the European release)
7. Suffer the Children (performed by Fatality, Bonus Track on the US release)

This is just a companion piece to the Inside the Torn Apart album. Some of the bonus songs appeared on that album, some are only here but they all flow in with the style of that album. If you liked that album there’s no reason not to get this, except the bonus tracks all appear on the Noise For Music’s Sake compilation anyway. I’ve never heard the covers and I’m sure there’s nothing earth shattering about them. There's also an enhanced portion to this EP that has the video for Breed to Breathe, if the three times I've linked to it in the last ten minutes aren't enough for you. For all you young kids, enhanced CD's were the old style way of getting stuff (video footage, special audio clips) on your computer in the days before the internet was good. They sucked then and they're pointless now. I really do like the cover for this EP. The green looks way cooler than the red of Inside the Torn Apart.
Best Song: Breed to Breathe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKW5SkGm0qw)

adamclark52
06-21-2013, 06:43 PM
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Bootlegged in Japan
Released on June 22nd, 1998
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. Antibody
2. My Own Worst Enemy
3. More Than Meets the Eye
4. Hung
5. Greed Killing
6. Suffer the Children
7. Mass Appeal Madness
8. Cursed to Crawl
9. Glimpse into Genocide
10. I Abstain
11. Lucid Fairytale
12. Plague Rages
13. Cold Forgiveness
14. Control
15. Diatribes
16. Life?
17. Siege of Power
18. If the Truth Be Known
19. Unchallenged Hate
20. Nazi Punks Fuck Off
21. From Enslavement to Obliteration
22. The Kill
23. Scum
24. Ripe for the Breaking

I don’t usually bother with live albums. But after hearing the few songs off this that are tacked onto a later Napalm Death studio album (Words from the Exit Wound) I just had to check this out. 1990’s Napalm Death, as I’ve said a lot before, has a bad habit of being a little bland. But live those songs turn into a whole other beast. Songs that I never paid too much attention to before are just wicked on this album. The only one that really doesn't do it for me is Cold Forgiveness. That song is one of those songs that just a cool album track. When I first heard Diatribes I knew that song really just wouldn't work live. And it doesn't. As the title says, this is a bootleg. The band actually came across copies of it floating around and thought it sounded so good that they decided to just release it for everybody. Am I glad they did. It’s got a wicked muddy, muffled sound to it. Barneys vocals are the highlight. He just sounds vicious. You can tell this is one hundred percent live. No overdubs, just straight from the soundboard. They didn’t even bother to liven up the crowd noise (Pantera). It sounds like there may have been fifty people at this show. After songs there’s barely a cheer. Which, in a way, is sad. I thought Japan was supposed to be this hotbed for grindcore. Here are the godfathers of grindcore playing to what sounds like an empty club. There are other songs I like from these years of Napalm Death better but the performance alone is worth your money. They sound really good and I got to hear a lot of songs I doubt I’d ever hear them play these days. I highly recommend this.
Favorite Song: Hung (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqwJxuieApg)

adamclark52
06-22-2013, 06:12 PM
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Words from the Exit Wound
Released on October 26th, 1998
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. The Infiltraitor
2. Repression out of Uniform
3. Next of Kin to Chaos
4. Trio-Degradeable/Affixed by Disconcern
5. Cleanse Impure
6. Devouring Depraved
7. Ulterior Exterior
8. None the Wiser?
9. Clutching at Barbs
10. Incendiary Incoming
11. Throw Down a Rope
12. Sceptic in Perspective
13. Hung (live bonus on US release, from Bootlegged in Japan)
14. Greed Killing (live bonus on US release, from Bootlegged in Japan)
15. Suffer the Children (live bonus on US release, from Bootlegged in Japan)

This is just not a good album. A lot of Napalm Deaths material in the 1990’s was hit or miss. There are some really good songs from that era but there are a lot too that just fly by and you don’t even remember them when they’re done. This album is an album almost completely made up of those songs that just fly by. The band just sounds totally uninspired. Like they just went into the studio and said, “okay guys, let’s just bang out fifteen songs and be done with it”. There are a few songs with riffs that just sound so terrible to me (Cleanse Impure, Incendiary Incoming). I don’t know what it is but as soon as I hear the riffs from those songs I just feel sick to my stomach. One thing they did do on this album that I’ll give them credit for was doing a lot more with the vocals. There’s the usual Barney growl and Mitch shrieks. But there’s some really good shrieking during the last minute of Cleanse Impure that makes that horrible riff at the beginning forgivable. It actually makes it the best song off the album. And then there’s actual SINGING during None the Wiser. Like CLEAN VOCALS. In the three hundred plus songs I’ve heard by Napalm Death that’s a first and only. One of the better songs is the live version of Greed Killing on the US versions. I listen to that and I’m like “wow, they made a really good song into a totally different, brutal beast”. But it’s too little to save this boring album. And I can’t list that as the best song on the album since it’s really just tacked on. It’s weird first listening to this album now because I know that they released a ton of great material after this. But I can only imagine being a fan in 1998 and hearing it and just shaking my head. I can’t see why anyone who liked Napalm Death and bought this album when it was brand new would listen to this and want to continue listening to them after it was over. By far this is Napalm Deaths worst album. I’d only recommend it if you’re a completionist like myself who wants to support the band and be able to say you own everything by them. Even the cover artwork is godawful.
Best Song: Cleanse Impure (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EZ7zhxx9Ds)

adamclark52
06-22-2013, 06:21 PM
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Leaders Not Followers EP
Released on October 25th, 1999
Label: Relapse

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. Politicians (originally by Raw Power)
2. Incinerator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z8rbQXIMso) (originally by Slaughter)
3. Demoniac Possession (originally by Pentagram)
4. Maggots in Your Coffin (originally by Repulsion)
5. Back from the Dead (originally by Death)
6. Nazi Punks Fuck Off (originally by the Dead Kennedys)

This is where shit gets real. After a ďspottyĒ decade that saw the bands popularity and stock wane greatly they finished out the 1990ís with not only a strong album but also one of the best albums of their career. It is a covers album but it doesnít matter because they did some wicked fucking covers. And it may just be an EP too but it doesn't matter because it's so wicked. Incinerator may be one of my favorite Napalm Death songs of all time. And the video is (again) so fucking terrible that itís awesome. Iíd love to know what song Barney is singing. Because it sure ainít Incinerator. I canít say too much more about this EP other than this is essential Napalm Death. It started a real tear for the band. Even their cover artwork took a turn for the better with this album. This is also the first album they ever released that wasn't under Earache, something they touch on more with their next full-length studio album.
Favorite Song: Incinerator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z8rbQXIMso)

adamclark52
06-22-2013, 06:26 PM
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The Complete Radio One Sessions
Released on May 25th, 2000
Label: BBC

Line-up:
Varies by era

1. The Kill/Prison Without Walls/Dead Part 1
2. Deceiver/Lucid Fairytale/In Extremis
3. Blind to the Truth/Negative Approach/Common Enemy
4. Obstinate Direction/Life?/You Suffer Part 2
5. Multi-National Corporations/Instinct of Survival/Stigmatized/Parasites
6. Moral Crusade/Worlds Apart/M.A.D.
7. Divine Death/C.S./Control
8. Walls/Raging in Hell/Conform or Die/S.O.B.
9. Unchallenged Hate/Mentally Murdered
10. From Enslavement to Obliteration/Suffer the Children
11. Retreat to Nowhere/Scum
12. Deceiver/Social Sterility
13. Glimpse into Genocide
14. Greed Killing
15. My Own Worst Enemy
16. Anti-Body

Again, a compilation of live stuff I havenít heard. But all the reviews I read say that itís really good, save for the last four songs. This was a comp of three different sessions; two recorded in the late 1980ís by the Dorrian line-up, and one (the last four songs) recorded in the mid-1990ís by that line-up. Iíd check it out but itís not like Iíd hear anything that I havenít heard before, so maybe some day. John Peel seemed like a really cool guy. Check out his pages on the internet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_peel) and read up on all the obscure bands he helped out over his career.
Favorite Song: N/A

adamclark52
06-22-2013, 06:45 PM
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Enemy of the Music Business
Released on September 25th, 2000
Label: Spitfire

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. Taste the Poison
2. Next on the List
3. Constitutional Hell
4. Vermin
5. Volume of Neglect
6. Thanks for Nothing
7. Can’t Play, Won’t Pay
8. Blunt Against the Cutting Edge
9. Cure for the Common Complaint
10. Necessary Evil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_LWj_oq9ZQ)
11. C.S. (Conservative Shithead), Pt. 2
12. Mechanics of Deceit
13. (The Public Gets) What the Public Doesn’t Want
14. Fracture in the Equation

The Napalm Death that is still with us today came about on this album. They sound really angry and reinvigorated after splitting with Earache after almost fifteen years. There was a lot of bad blood between Napalm Death and that label. I’m not even sure of what was going on but I'll wager that Napalm Death was in the right. A lot of the anger on this album is directed at Earache and music labels in general. There’s a bit of a stylistic change on this album again, going with a bit more of a hardcore edge, grittier production and shorter, faster songs. Unfortunately, the sometimes less-than stellar output of Napalm Death in the decade before this meant that a lot of people had written off the band and thus this album went largely unnoticed. But it’s one of their strongest albums and when this is all said and done and I rank the Napalm Death albums I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one in the top five. I strongly recommend this album. The best two words to describe it are "fucking" and "awesome". Even though he’s credited with guitar on the next few albums this is the last time Jesse Pintado recorded with the band.
Best Song: Cure For The Common Complaint (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80B7UsQSjFg)

adamclark52
06-22-2013, 07:33 PM
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Nazi Punks Fuck Off EP
Released on June 15th, 1993
Label: Earache

Line-up:
same as any other 1992-2000 album

1. Nazi Punks Fuck Off
2. Aryanisms
3. Nazi Punks Fuck Off (Live)
4. Contemptuous (xtreem mix)

Wow, some fan. I totally missed out on this EP when I was doing my initial research. Well, I didn’t miss it so much as I though it was a seven-inch single with just the one song (Nazi Punks Fuck Off). Then I was just browsing iTunes and found out there were three more songs so I had to download them. Aryanisms is a typical Napalm Death death metal song for the era. Nothing too special. The live version of Nazi Punks Fuck Off is okay. All the times I’ve seen them perform that song live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_5XHnE5EH0) I never liked how Barney would just say “NAZI” during the chorus rather than “NAZI PUNKS”. This is one of the times. I can understand why, after an hour of performing Napalm Death songs live I'm surprised the guy can stand. The last time I saw them, however, he didn't. It was almost exactly like on album. And it was amazing. Then there's the Contemptuous remix…maybe all those people who said that Napalm Death entered an industrial phase in the 1990s heard that song and that song alone. It’s pretty terrible. I would say skip this EP. The version of Nazi Punks Fuck Off on here it totally different from the one on Leaders Not Followers (it may be even better) but it’s also available on the Noise For Music’s Sake compilation. Nazi Punks Fuck Off is still one song you're pretty much guaranteed to hear if you go see Napalm Death live, and the T-shirt (with the front cover image of the EP) is still sold today.
Best Song: Nazi Punks Fuck Off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGR6H3fSm8I&list=PL91838FBCF686BB69)

adamclark52
06-23-2013, 05:22 PM
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Order of the Leech
Released on October 21st, 2002
Label: Spitfire

Line Up:
Mark ďBarneyĒ Greenway Ė vocals
Mitch Harris Ė guitar, backing vocals
Shane Embury Ė bass
Danny Herrera Ė drums

1. Continuing War on Stupidity
2. The Icing on the Hate
3. Forced to Fear
4. Narcoleptic
5. Out of Sight Out of Mind
6. To Lower Yourself (Blind Servitude)
7. Lowest Common Denominator
8. Forewarned is Disarmed?
9. Per Capita
10. Farce and Fiction
11. Blows to the Body
12. The Great Capitulator

I won't say that this was a ďbadĒ album but it was just nowhere as good as Enemy of the Music Business. Of all their albums that I have itís probably the one Iíve listened to the least. I think I got it after Utilitarian came out last year. So it was hard for me to even pick a favorite song since Iím not too familiar with it. It had the same gritty production, hardcore riffs and short songs they adopted with their last album but it just wasnít as catchy as its predecessor. I still recommend it; just of all their post-2000s album itís one of the weaker ones. Like the last album it went largely unnoticed and is pretty hard to find. I got my copy as an import from the UK. Itís hard to say too, since there isnít a picture of the band inside the CD, but I think it was around this time that Barney cut that god-awful hair (http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8438/iwthxl75386502.jpg) off and entered the 1990ís.
Best Song: Narcoleptic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyxg0VUBH40)

adamclark52
06-23-2013, 05:26 PM
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Punishment in Capitals
Released on November 5th, 2002
Label: Snapper Music

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. Lucid Fairytale
2. Take the Poison
3. Next on the List
4. Constitutional Hell
5. Suffer the Children
6. Cleanse the Impure
7. Politicians (originally by Raw Power)
8. Breed to Breath
9. Vermin
10. The World Keeps Turning
11. Canít Play, Wonít Pay
12. Unchallenged Hate
13. Volume of Neglect
14. Narcoleptic
15. Hung
16. From Enslavement to Obliteration
17. Scum
18. Life?
19. The Kill
20. Deceiver
21. You Suffer
22. Cure for a Common Complaint
23. Mass Appeal Madness
24. Greed Killing
25. Instinct of Survival
26. Nazi Punks Fuck Off (originally by the Dead Kennedys)
27. Back from the Dead (originally by Death)
28. Siege of Power

Another live album Iíll probably never hear. It you saw Napalm Death live today youíd get a similar experience to this album. What I mean is they usually play the same songs off Scum and Enslavement to Obliteration (rotating a few different ones in here and there) and one or two songs from the 1990s (Suffer the Children is a definite) and then a bunch of songs off whatever album theyíre touring for. They may play a few songs off their previous few albums (one song, tops, from each of their last three or four albums) and never anything from the mid-to-late 1990ís. There is some stuff from the mid-to-late 1990s on this album but it was current then. Now youíll never hear that stuff. And Iím not bashing Napalm Death live, not by one bit. They fucking rule live. Iím just preparing you that if you go to one of their shows and hope to hear Next of Kin to Chaos or Remain Nameless, or even something more current like Puritanical Punishment Beating, be prepared to be disappointed. They have well over three hundred songs to choose from. Some Iím sure they donít even remember writing.
Best Song: N//A

adamclark52
06-23-2013, 05:35 PM
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Noise for Musicís Sake
Released on July 8th, 2003
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Varies by era

Disc One:
1. The Kill (from Scum)
2. Scum (from Scum)
3. You Suffer (from Scum)
4. Deceiver (from Scum)
5. Hung (from Fear, Emptiness, Despair)
6. Antibody (from the Greed Killing EP)
7. Unchallenged Hate (different version, from the Mass Appeal Madness EP)
8. Siege of Power (different version, from the Suffer the Children EP)
9. Greed Killing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VikE9fj9k-s) (from the Greed Killing EP)
10. Suffer the Children (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9o33gocD50) (from Harmony Corruption)
11. Mass Appeal Madness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TcmX6WBOE8) (from the Mass Appeal Madness EP)
12. Next of Kin to Chaos (from Words from the Exit Wound)
13. Judicial Slime (from Utopia Banished)
14. Lucid Fairytale (from From Enslavement to Obliteration)
15. If the Truth Be Known (from Harmony Corruption)
16. Plague Rages (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzLTh7kMz58) (from Fear, Emptiness, Despair)
17. Social Sterility from the Mass Appeal Madness EP)
18. From Enslavement to Obliteration (from From Enslavement to Obliteration)
19. Lowpoint (from Inside the Torn Apart)
20. Contemptuous (from Utopia Banished)
21. Diatribes (from Diatribes)
22. The Chains That Bind Us (from Harmony Corruption)
23. Armageddon X 7 (from Fear, Emptiness, Despair)
24. Breed to Breathe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKW5SkGm0qw) (from the Breed to Breathe EP)
25. The World Keeps Turning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piEUJfCJW_g) (from the World Keeps Turning EP)
26. The Infiltraitor (from Words from the Exit Wound)
27. Nazi Punks Fuck Off (different version from Leaders Not Followers)

Disc Two:
1. Rise Above (from the Mentally Murdered EP)
2. The Missing Link (from the Mentally Murdered EP)
3. Mentally Murdered (different version, from the Mentally Murdered EP)
4. Walls of Confinement (from the Mentally Murdered EP)
5. Cause and Effect (from the Mentally Murdered EP)
6. No Mental Effort (from the Mentally Murdered EP)
7. Pride Assassin (from the Mass Appeal Madness EP)
8. Avalanche Master Song (originally by Godflesh, live 1990)
9. One and the Same (Bonus Track from Utopia Banished)
10. Sick and Tired (Bonus Track from Utopia Banished)
11. Malignant Trait (Bonus Track from Utopia Banished)
12. Killing with Kindness (Bonus Track from Utopia Banished)
13. Means to an End (from the World Keeps Turning EP)
14. Insanity Excursion (from the World Keeps Turning EP)
15. Truth Drug (bonus track from Fear, Emptiness, Despair)
16. Living in Denial (bonus track from Fear, Emptiness, Despair)
17. Food Chains (from the split EP with Coalesce)
18. Upward and Uninterested (from the split EP with Coalesce)
19. I Abstain (from the Cursed to Tour split with At the Gates)
20. Politics of Common Sense (from the Cursed to Tour split with At the Gates)
21. Internal Animosity (featuring Lee Dorrian)
22. Scum (featuring Lee Dorrian and Bill Steer)
23. Life ((featuring Lee Dorrian and Bill Steer)
24. Retreat to Nowhere (featuring Lee Dorrian and Bill Steer)
25. Remain Nameless (different mix)
26. Twist the Knife (Slowly) (different mix)
27. Deceiver (live, 1987)
28. The Traitor (live, 1986)
29. Abattoir (live 1986)

This is a pretty cool album for people both new to Napalm Death and old. Disc one is a greatest hits album covering everything the band released on Earache. Youíre looking at a lot of material but it gives a good overview and it does usually have the best stuff from each album. Disc two compiles a ton of the bands EPís (Mass Appeal Madness, Mentally Murdered) onto one disc plus some older demos. There are some alternate versions of songs that are really good to hear too (Nazi Punks (Fuck Off), Siege of Power with Barney on vocals). The Death by Manipulation compilation from ten years earlier is almost rendered obsolete by this since there isnít too much on that album that isnít on this. Even if you despise ďgreatest hitsĒ albums Iíd say this is essential because it has so much great stuff on disc two.
Best Song: Nazi Punks (Fuck Off) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTfAkh3LC5c)

adamclark52
06-23-2013, 05:41 PM
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Leaders Not Followers: Part 2
Released on August 23rd, 2004
Label: Century Media

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. Lowlife (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5t-Yc1zaOQ) (originally by Cryptic Slaughter)
2. Face Down in the Dirt (originally by the Offenders)
3. Devastation (originally by Devastation)
4. Messiah (originally by Hellhammer)
5. Victims of a Bomb Raid (originally by Anti Climax)
6. Fright Night (originally by Wehrmacht)
7. Warís No Fairytale (originally by Discharge)
8. Conform (originally by Siege)
9. Master (originally by Master)
10. Fire Death Fate (originally by Insanity)
11. Riot of Violence (originally by Kreator)
12. Game of Arseholes (originally by Anti Climax)
13. Clangor of War (originally by Massacre)
14. Dope Fiend (originally by Attitude Adjustment)
15. Iím Tired (originally by Die Kreuzen)
16. Troops of Doom (originally by Sepultura)
17. Bedtime Story (originally by Dayglo Abortions)
18. Blind Justice (originally by Agnostic Front)
19. Hate, Fear and Power (originally by Hirax)

Another cover album. While not as strong and monumental as the first Leaders Not Followers this is still a good album. My main gripe is that there are too many songs. It just gets overwhelming after a while. And the overall production is a little hollow sounding. They had said that they were going to make the Leaders Not Followers series a regular thing but itís been almost ten years since this came out and there hasnít been anything else. They started their relationship with Century Media with this album, after almost half a decade of releasing their albums on random/obscure labels with no real contract. They're still on Century Media to this day. This is the last album Jesse Pintado is credited on, even though he hadnít recorded with the band for two years. He sadly passed away in 2006.
Best Song: Face Down In The Dirt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWh67yZabiw)

adamclark52
06-23-2013, 06:46 PM
I got around to hearing that stuff from the split w/S.O.B. that was on the Death by Manipulation compilation. Really good stuff. I highly recommend it if you like From Enslavement to Obliteration. It caused me to change my favorite song from that album.

adamclark52
06-27-2013, 12:47 AM
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The Code is RedÖLong Live the Code
Released on April 25th, 2005
Label: Century Media

Line-up:
Unchanged
Jello Biafra Ė guest vocals on the Great and the Good
Jamey Jasta (of Hatebreed) Ė guest vocals on Instruments of Persuasion and Sold Short
Jeffery Walker (of Carcass) Ė guest vocals on Pledge Yourself to You

1. Silence is Deafening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RimEGS5XCs)
2. Right You Are
3. Diplomatic Immunity
4. The Code Is RedÖLong Live the Code
5. Climate Controllers
6. Instruments of Persuasion
7. The Great and the Good
8. Sold Short
9. All Hail the Grey Dawn
10. Vegetative State
11. Pay for the Privilege of Breathing
12. Pledge Yourself to You
13. Striding Purposefully Backwards
14. Morale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krFAkfFKnjs)
15. Our Pain is Their Power
16. Crash the Pose (Bonus Track)
17. Losers (Bonus Track)

They were on a tear for five years leading up to this album but things just exploded here. This is such a strong album and everyone took notice. They got a lot of mainstream (metal) press for this album and it ended up on a lot of ďbest ofĒ lists that year. And itís all rightfully due. This is a FANTASTIC album. The band sounded reinvigorated on Enemy of the Music Business but they sounded re-reinvigorated on this album. I canít describe it. Itís my favorite Napalm Death album. Right You Are is the perfect Napalm Death song.
Best Song: Right You Are (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFQUI7-7amA)

adamclark52
06-27-2013, 01:05 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/34/Smear_Campaign.gif

Smear Campaign
Released on September 15th, 2006
Label: Century Media

Line-up:
Unchanged
Anneke van Giersbergen - guest vocals on In Deference and Weltschmerz (Extended Version)

1. Weltschmerz
2. Sink Fast, Let Go
3. Fatalist
4. Puritanical Punishment Beating
5. When All is Said and Done (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIRUzqHTNh8)
6. Freedom in the Wage of Sin
7. In Deference
8. Short-Lived
9. Identity Crisis
10. Shatter Existence
11. Eyes Right Out
12. Warped Beyond Logic
13. Rabid Wolves (For Christ)
14. Deaf and Dumbstruck (Intelligent Design)
15. Persona Non Grata
16. Smear Campaign
17. Call That and Option? (Bonus Track)
18. Atheist Runt (Bonus Track)
19. Weltschmerz (Extended Version) (Bonus Track)

If there were an album to end Napalm Deaths career with this wouldíve been it. Napalm Death usually donít have very strong closers to their albums (very often they donít have very strong openers either). What I mean is, their albums are usually just fifteen songs in some order, no ominous intro or epic closer. But Smear Campaign ends in a way that if it was the last song the band ever put to tape it wouldíve been the perfect closing to an epic career. Thankfully they havenít ceased to be and are still going strong seven years later. This is a really strong album as well. The Code is Red...Long Live the Code has a few more "catchy" songs which may be why I love that album just a little bit more than this one. Itís incredible that they put out two of their best albums only a year and a half apart from one another. Usually, when a band releases a follow-up so quickly the second album seems a bit rushed. Or some of the songs are weaker/leftovers from the previous album. But Napalm Death are better than all those bands. This was the first Napalm Death album I ever bought, so it always has a special place in my heart. I can remember when I first popped it in to my CD player and within a minute of Sink Fast, Let Go I was asking myself why I never listened to this band before. Unfortunately, they never play anything off this album live except When All is Said and Done. There are better songs off this album. I'd kill to see them play Sink Fast, Let Go some day.
Best Song: Smear Campaign (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH16i2qKCRc)

adamclark52
06-28-2013, 12:36 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/26/Napalm_Death_-_Time_Waits_for_No_Slave.jpg

Time Waits for No Slave
Released on January 23rd, 2009
Label: Century Media

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. Strong-Arm
2. Diktat
3. Work to Rule
4. On the Brink of Extinction (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npa8qUNEIFY)
5. Time Waits for No Slave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGahj5rkqdY)
6. Life and Limb
7. Downbeat Clique
8. Fallacy Dominion
9. Passive Tense
10. Larceny of the Heart
11. Procrastination on the Empty Vessel
12. Feeling Redundant
13. A No-Sided Argument
14. De-Evolved ad Nauseum
15. Suppressed Hunger (Bonus Track)
16. Omnipresent Knife in Your Back (Bonus Track)

There was no way to top those last two albums and they falterd a little bit on this one. I just found they werenít as angry here and the songs were a little too long. There still are some awesome riffs (On The Brink Of Extinction, Life And Limb, Downbeat Clique and Passive Tense) but overall this was a step down. But when you release two of the best albums of your career back-to-back itís nothing to be ashamed of. The first time I saw Napalm Death live (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=22225) was on the tour for this album.
Best Song: Downbeat Clique (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogY28_5ayDI)

adamclark52
06-28-2013, 12:49 AM
http://www.angrymetalguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/NAPALM_DEATH_Utilitarian-300x300.jpg

Utilitarian
Released on February 27th, 2012
Label: Century Media

Line-up:
Unchanged
John Zorn Ė sax on Everyday Pox

1. Circumspect
2. Errors in the Signals
3. Everyday Pox
4. Protection Racket
5. The Wolf I Feed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el5ewJxBASo)
6. Quarantined
7. Fall on Their Swords
8. Collision Course
9. Orders of Magnitude
10. Think Tank Trials
11. Black Look About Face
12. Leper Colony
13. Nom de Guerre
14. Analysis Paralysis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWTz7730D7Y)
15. Opposites Repellent
16. A Gag Reflex
17. Aim Without Aim (Bonus Track)
18. Everything in Mono (Bonus Track)
19. Standardization (Bonus Track)
20. It Failed to Explode (Bonus Track)

And here they are, almost thirty years into their career still releasing wicked music. I was sold on this album when Mitch Harris' vocals kicked in on the Wolf I Feed. Napalm Death usually don't send chills down your spine but that did it. Iíd wager that this was Napalm Deaths most popular album since the early 1990ís. A lot of people loved it and it got them on a lot of big tours (sadly as a support act). And it deserves all the accolades it got. Shorter songs + crustier production = wicked album. It was almost my ďalbum of the yearĒ for 2012 until another non-metal band released something in October.
Best Song: Quarantined (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azlkrpselw8)

adamclark52
06-28-2013, 12:52 AM
http://deathwishinc.com/estore/graphics/00000001/converge.napalmdeath.split.hi.jpg

Split w/Converge
Released on July 31st, 2012
Label: Self-released

Side A: Converge
1. No Light Escapes
2. Wolverine Blues (originally by Entombed)

Side B: Napalm Death
1. Will by Mouth
2. No Impediment to Triumph (Bhopal)

The latest release from Napalm Death is this nice little split EP with another really good band; Converge. I wonít touch on the Converge songs but the Napalm Death songs are fucking intense. Iíll be honest; theyíre probably better than anything off Utilitarian. Thatís saying a lot. They have a rougher sound to them and the band sound like caged animals. I strongly recommend seeking this out.
Best Song: No Impediment to Triumph (Bhopal) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp7OuClsEzA)

adamclark52
06-28-2013, 01:04 AM
So, that’s it. I hope you enjoyed this dumb thread. I hope that if you never listened to Napalm Death before you read some of the stuff here and it got you interested in them. I hope that if you only heard one or two songs years ago and you didn’t like them you stumbled across something here that changed your opinion. There is still a bit of stuff I left out or missed. One thing that comes to mind is the Legacy was Yesterday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nb0LcMRHS0) flexi-disc that Decibel magazine released in early 2011. That’s a wicked song but it’s not even available on iTunes. That’s a shame. It came out a full year before Utilitarian and once I heard it I knew they were going back on a tear. Decibel should really consider releasing a CD compilation of all the stuff they’ve released on those flexi’s over the years. I subscribe to the magazine but I don’t have a record player, so every flexi that I get each month just ends up on a shelf never listened to. There have been guest appearances on other bands albums as well. Too many to mention, but a personal favorite of mine is the song Barney did with Volbeat on their second to last album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzQkzFJ05QY). Volbeat are a fucking terrible band (yet people love them) but Barneys voice next to their singers in this song makes for a great paradox. And then there are all the other bands that the members have formed or joined over the years. Way too many to mention but some pretty huge names have come out of Napalm Death: Carcass, Godflesh, Cathedral, Meathook Seed, so many. I think Shane Embury plays bass in every UK grindcore band today.

Here’s my ranking of all the main albums, if you want an idea of where to start purchasing. Even though I didn’t include many EPs Leaders Not Followers always gets included because it’s so damn good.
1. The Code is Red…Long Live the Code
2. Smear Campaign
3. Leaders Not Followers
4. Enemy of the Music Business
5. From Enslavement to Oblivion
6. Utilitarian
7. Utopia Banished
8. Diatribes
9. Scum
10. Time Waits for No Slave
11. Order of the Leech
12. Inside the Torn Apart
13. Fear, Emptiness, Despair
14. Leaders Not Followers: Part 2
15. Harmony Corruption
16. Words from the Exit Wound

I strongly urge you to go see Napalm Death if they ever come to a town near you. It makes me sad that a band with such a rich history that has influenced pretty much everyone indirectly in some way is still lucky to get two hundred people to a show as a headliner. While shit bands play to thousands. I don’t want them to get huge, they never will, but I want them to get by and continue to make albums and tour. Here are the reviews I’ve posted on this forum of the four times I’ve seen Napalm Death:
May 2009 (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=22225)
October 2011 (twice) (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=18265)
May 2013 (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=23266)

As we all know Napalm Death are very much active today after almost thirty years as a band. I was thinking a new album would probably be out early next year, or even late this year. But I read an interview with Barney just last week and he stated that the band hoped to enter the studio “next summer”. That sucks; I doubt the next album will be out before 2015. But, taking a little more time between albums has yielded better albums (as exemplified by the later years in this thread).

Thanks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBIBJTUDc4Y) for (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2kBoDIHYuU) reading (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5iB4t0jFZk).

Onioner
06-28-2013, 12:21 PM
Awesome thread! :rocker: I only have Utilitarian and Smear Campaign so far, but I'm in love with both of them. I was really looking for well articulated opinions on the '90s stuff (I don't trust Metal Archives or AllMusic one bit), so thanks so much for that!

adamclark52
06-29-2013, 12:54 AM
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I read a lot of magazines and I like the album reviews in those, so that's how I try to format my reviews. When I go to read one on Metal-Archives and it's twenty paragraphs i usually don't make it through the second paragraph. It's admirable that people can write so much on an obscure grindcore demo from San Paulo but I just don't have the attention span for that. I like to try to get to the "why". "I like this album, here's why".

Wrecking Crew
07-12-2013, 09:40 AM
I have followed Napalm Death on and off (mostly off in the mid to late '90s) since the beginning and your rundown makes me feel really old. I agree with most of your assessments except I think Harmony Corruption is better than you think it is. I would also include the videos in your reviews, to my knowledge there is the Live Corruption VHS (later released with an additional 1989 concert as a DVD) and the Punishment in Capitals DVD. Both are great.

The Live Corruption VHS came out in the summer of 1990 before any of their albums came out in the U.S. and had lots of songs (including You Suffer) that weren't on the CD that you list here. I bought it when a friend of mine who had imports of the first two albums said I just had to get it so I did and I listen to it still to this day. I recorded the VHS audio to a tape just so I could, it is still one of my favorite live albums ever.

And just to make you jealous Adam, I will mention that I first saw Napalm Death live in 2006 on the Smear Campaign tour when they played a lot of the album including Sink Fast, Let Go and Puritanical Punishment Beating. Unfortunately they didn't sound so good when I saw them last year and that seemed to be a common assessment then. They still definitely don't get the credit or attendance they deserve.

adamclark52
07-12-2013, 03:54 PM
That's funny, I just rattled off Puritanical Punishment Beating as a random song that I figured they'd never even played. I wouldn't be surprised to see Sink Fast, Let Go some day. It seems like if they're only going to play one song from an album a lot of the times it's the opening track.

adamclark52
07-17-2013, 01:07 AM
I came across Utopia Banished (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showpost.php?p=530819&postcount=18) and Words from the Exit Wound (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showpost.php?p=531697&postcount=31) when I was browsing the CD store the other day so I had to buy them. Click on the titles for my updated reviews of both. Needless to say I really enjoyed and was surprised by Utopia Banished and was utterly disappointed and not the first bit surprised by Words from the Exit Wound.

christopher
07-17-2013, 01:12 AM
http://www.metalkingdom.net/album/cover/d2/991_napalm_death_words_from_the_exit_wound.jpg

Words from the Exit Wound
Released on October 26th, 1998
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. The Infiltraitor
2. Repression out of Uniform
3. Next of Kin to Chaos
4. Trio-Degradeable/Affixed by Disconcern
5. Cleanse Impure
6. Devouring Depraved
7. Ulterior Exterior
8. None the Wiser?
9. Clutching at Barbs
10. Incendiary Incoming
11. Throw Down a Rope
12. Sceptic in Perspective
13. Hung (live bonus on US release, from Bootlegged in Japan)
14. Greed Killing (live bonus on US release, from Bootlegged in Japan)
15. Suffer the Children (live bonus on US release, from Bootlegged in Japan)

This is just not a good album. A lot of Napalm Deaths material in the 1990ís was hit or miss. There are some really good songs from that era but there are a lot too that just fly by and you donít even remember them when theyíre done. This album is an album almost completely made up of those songs that just fly by. The band just sounds totally uninspired. Like they just went into the studio and said, ďokay guys, letís just bang out fifteen songs and be done with itĒ. There are a few songs with riffs that just sound so terrible to me (Cleanse Impure, Incendiary Incoming). I donít know what it is but as soon as I hear the riffs from those songs I just feel sick to my stomach. One thing they did do on this album that Iíll give them credit for was doing a lot more with the vocals. Thereís the usual Barney growl and Mitch shrieks. But thereís some really good shrieking during the last minute of Cleanse Impure that makes that horrible riff at the beginning forgivable. It actually makes it the best song off the album. And then thereís actual SINGING during None the Wiser. Like CLEAN VOCALS. In the three hundred plus songs Iíve heard by Napalm Death thatís a first and only. One of the better songs is the live version of Greed Killing on the US versions. I listen to that and Iím like ďwow, they made a really good song into a totally different, brutal beastĒ. But itís too little to save this boring album. And I canít list that as the best song on the album since itís really just tacked on. Itís weird first listening to this album now because I know that they released a ton of great material after this. But I can only imagine being a fan in 1998 and hearing it and just shaking my head. I canít see why anyone who liked Napalm Death and bought this album when it was brand new would listen to this and want to continue listening to them after it was over. By far this is Napalm Deaths worst album. Iíd only recommend it if youíre a completionist like myself who wants to support the band and be able to say you own everything by them. Even the cover artwork is godawful.
Best Song: Cleanse Impure (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EZ7zhxx9Ds)

I've never actually listened to this album but I always loved Infiltrator and Next Kin.

adamclark52
07-19-2013, 12:46 AM
I was pretty disappointed by Words from the Exit Wound but I was really impressed by the three songs tacked on it from Bootlegged in Japan (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showpost.php?p=531625&postcount=30). It was at the store when I was there last week and I was on the fence. But I went back today and bought it. Am I ever glad I did. I've updated my post for that album (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showpost.php?p=531625&postcount=30).

Onioner
08-02-2013, 04:50 PM
So since this thread came to an end I've picked up Smear Campaign, The Code is Red and Enemy of the Music Business (I already had Utilitarian). These albums are all absolutely incredible, and I think Code is my favorite so far with Enemy coming in a close second. Where has recent Napalm Death been all my life?!

adamclark52
08-02-2013, 08:30 PM
So since this thread came to an end I've picked up Smear Campaign, The Code is Red and Enemy of the Music Business (I already had Utilitarian). These albums are all absolutely incredible, and I think Code is my favorite so far with Enemy coming in a close second. Where has recent Napalm Death been all my life?!

Then my job is done. I'm glad you liked them. You really should check out Leaders Not Followers.

I've been thinking about doing another thread like this based on my love for a few other bands/artists but I don't know if anyone is really interested. I've been having a hard time deciding on a band to do too because some of them:
- had very little material, and even less that would be something on here that no one has heard (Type O Negative/Peter Steele, Faith No More, Kyuss)
- have large gaps in their careers that I wasn't interested in listening to or am just not fond of, therefor the history wouldn't be as complete as I'd like (Mike Patton, Enslaved, Glenn Danzig)
- are just artists that I don't think anyone here really has much interest in (the Melvins, Sigur Ros)
- are bands that I'm newer to so I don't know if I'm the person to do a history on them. Or my thoughts on the band just aren't developed enough (Sonic Youth, Immolation)

I want to do a band that has a really large amount of material to draw from. I think it makes for a more interesting read. I'm really thinking about doing one on the Melvins but I just don't think enough people would care.

John The Drummer
08-03-2013, 01:27 PM
Ive been wanting to get into the Melvins for years... DO IT

adamclark52
08-03-2013, 01:46 PM
Ive been wanting to get into the Melvins for years... DO IT

That's all I need, it shall be done. It won't be as comprehensive as this was (the Melvins release a lot of splits and seven inch singles) but expect it to start soon. And there won't be as much love in that thread either.

And for you, John, you'll like the Melvins. Dale Crover isn't a virtuoso like Neal Peart or Vinny P. behind the kit, but he's a fucking beast.

John The Drummer
08-03-2013, 05:19 PM
That's all I need, it shall be done. It won't be as comprehensive as this was (the Melvins release a lot of splits and seven inch singles) but expect it to start soon. And there won't be as much love in that thread either.

And for you, John, you'll like the Melvins. Dale Crover isn't a virtuoso like Neal Peart or Vinny P. behind the kit, but he's a fucking beast.

The only Melvins ive ever heard were in the fantomas/melvins dvds...and those are amazing

adamclark52
08-03-2013, 08:02 PM
The only Melvins ive ever heard were in the fantomas/melvins dvds...and those are amazing

...oh...well...let me just say if you like those you should love the rest of their stuff...or really hate some of my reviews...

Maybe next weekend I'll start.

adamclark52
08-12-2013, 09:49 AM
http://www.metalkingdom.net/album/cover/d81/51659_extreme_noise_terror_damage_381.jpg

Extreme Noise Terror - Damage 381
Released on July 27th, 1997
Label: Earache

Line-up:
Dean Jones - Vocals
Phil Vane - Vocals
Mark ďBarneyĒ Greenway - Vocals
Ali Firouzbahkt - Guitar
Lee Barrett - Bass
William A. ďWasĒ Sarginson - Drums

1. Utopia Burns
2. Punishment Solitude
3. Icon of Guilt
4. Jesus on my Side
5. Cold World
6. Damage 381
7. Shallow Existence
8. Chaos Perverse
9. Crawl
10. Downside

This isnít a Napalm Death release but an important piece of their history nonetheless. This is the album that Barney recorded with Extreme Noise Terror in the year that he left Napalm Death. Itís sort of funny that he was out of Napalm Death for less than a year, yet still managed to join another band and record an album with them. Iíd imagine that it was mostly written when he joined and he probably left shortly after it was released. I also find it funny that Extreme Noise Terror had been around for fifteen years at this point, yet on the picture on the back cover Barney is front and center with the other members in the background (http://digilander.libero.it/extrement/foto/entconbarney.jpg). I guess Earache was trying to cash in on his name to move more units. The story has it that Barney left Napalm Death because he was unhappy with the way the band had moved away from grindcore in the mid-nineties. This album is defiantly grittier sounding than Napalm Deaths work at the time. I wouldnít call it grindcore, just more hardcore than Napalm Death was. The production is pretty raw and the duel/triple vocal attack is something cool. The liner notes say there are three vocalists on the album but I donít know who is who, except Barney. He does sound a lot angrier on this album than he does on any 1990ís Napalm Death albums. The only problem I have with this album is some of the songs are too long. With this style of music anything over two minutes is stretching it. Itís cool, check it out.
Favorite Song: Punishment Solitude (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BRtOcRBd4Q)

MetalIsArt
08-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Due to some mysterious circumstances, I discovered this thread. :D

adamclark52
08-20-2014, 11:09 AM
Due to some mysterious circumstances, I discovered this thread. :D

Huh, that's odd. I'm sure whoever guided you here was really awesome, had excellent posture and huge muscles. If you never come across that piece of grade-A man-meat again let me direct you here (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=24911), here (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=25349), here (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=22125), and here (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=23671)

MetalIsArt
08-20-2014, 11:21 AM
Huh, that's odd. I'm sure whoever guided you here was really awesome, had excellent posture and huge muscles. If you never come across that piece of grade-A man-meat again let me direct you here (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=24911), here (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=25349), here (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=22125), and here (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=23671)

;) :lol:

MetalIsArt
08-21-2014, 01:11 AM
Ah well, it's like with Carcass: I like most of their discography, except the debut, and Swansong probably.

adamclark52
08-21-2014, 08:32 AM
Ah well, it's like with Carcass: I like most of their discography, except the debut, and Swansong probably.

Swansong has four or five solid songs. The rest was cannon fodder.

MetalIsArt
08-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Swansong has four or five solid songs. The rest was cannon fodder.

Dis could be, been a long time that I listened to it. :allan:

adamclark52
08-21-2014, 10:28 AM
Dis could be, been a long time that I listened to it. :allan:

For as forgettable as the album was Keep on Rotting is probably my favorite Carcass song.

Come at me, bro.

MetalIsArt
08-21-2014, 10:57 AM
For as forgettable as the album was Keep on Rotting is probably my favorite Carcass song.

Come at me, bro.

http://i.imgur.com/k4DFBC0.gif

Wrecking Crew
08-21-2014, 02:56 PM
Swansong has four or five solid songs. The rest was cannon fodder.

I agree, I like it better than their older stuff but it pales in comparison to Heartwork or their newest CD.