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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
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Leaders Not Followers EP
Released on October 25th, 1999
Label: Relapse

Line-up:
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1. Politicians (originally by Raw Power)
2. Incinerator (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
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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 and read up on all the obscure bands he helped out over his career.
Favorite Song: N/A
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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
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
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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 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
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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 off and entered the 1990ís.
Best Song: Narcoleptic
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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
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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 (from the Greed Killing EP)
10. Suffer the Children (from Harmony Corruption)
11. Mass Appeal Madness (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 (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 (from the Breed to Breathe EP)
25. The World Keeps Turning (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)
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Leaders Not Followers: Part 2
Released on August 23rd, 2004
Label: Century Media

Line-up:
Unchanged

1. Lowlife (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
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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.
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