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Old 06-15-2013, 05:50 PM
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Utopia Banished
Released on June 23rd, 1992
Label: Relativity/Earache

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
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
09/19 -- Godflesh
09/25-26 -- Godspeed You! Black Emperor
10/03 -- Origin
10/04 -- Black Dahlia Murder
10/16 -- Negura Bunget
11/01 -- Deafheaven

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