Napalm Death

Info about Napalm Death
Country United Kingdom
Added By Time_Signature
13 years ago
Base Genre
1987-2012 Metal
Links
Info
8.1 x10
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Grindcore
Reception
Three users rate this artist 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. nobody thinks it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and three users think that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 200 studio tracks by Napalm Death.
Track durations range from 04s to 11m 35s, averaging at 2m 45s with a standard deviation of 1m 28s.
Recent Activities
Overview
Releases
Reviews
Tags
Additions
Purchases
Review by Time_Signature 10 years ago <Permalink>
Napalm Death - Utilitarian 2012
9.0
Non-Prog Death Metal
The gods of grind are back with another barrage of fierce, anarchistic, anti-capitalistic, politically charged music which is certain to make any corporate businessman and conservative politician crap themselves with fear.

Stylistically Napalm Death continue to explore the sound they have been operating with since the release of "Enemy of the Music Business" - that is, the music on "Utilitarian" combines grindcore elements with crust punk and death metal elements (although the death metal is much less dominant than on classics like "Utopia Banished" and "Harmony Corruption"), and the influence from The Swans - in the shape of, for instance, deep baritone choirs - was become an integrated part of the Napalm Death sound by now.

After a dark and almost epic instrumental in the form of 'Circumspect', the album is kicked into gear through 'Errors in the Signals', and the remainder of the album is a cornucopia of ... -> show full review
Review by Time_Signature 11 years ago <Permalink>
Napalm Death - Scum 1987
4.0
Non-Prog Grindcore
One of the strange bastard children of metal and punk is grindcore, and "Scum" is one of the most important grindcore releases of all time, a seminal release in both grindcore and death metal - very much like Carcass' "Reek of Putrfaction".

As other reviewers have pointed out before me, this album is at lease as much a punk release as a metal release. While ther eis a lot of metal-like riffage on this album and blastbeats galore (there are even elements on the first half of the album which seem derived from hard rock, and, in addition, there are some Hellhammer/Celtic Frost-sounding breakdowns hither and thither), the DIY approach to production and the focus on expression rather than performance is very punky (and there are also a lot of simpler hardcore punk-like riffs). In addition the politically and socially aware lyrics were also more typical of punk music than metal music at the time.

Productionwise, the album is sloppy all the way through - especially the the tracks recorded by the Dorrian-fronted line-up. But at least it came out better than "Reek of ... -> show full review
Review by Time_Signature 13 years ago <Permalink>
Napalm Death - Smear Campaign 2006
8.0
Non-Prog Grindcore
While not progressive at all, the tracks on "Smear Campaign" er perhaps more complex than one might expect. Although the average song length is some 3 minutes long, virtually every song is packed with several riffs and figures ranging from frenzied blast beat accompanied noise riffs over catchy mosh friendly riffs to complex tech riffs with advanced chords; every song contains enough riffs for two or three standard rock songs. Certainly, this is quality stuff. I like Barney Greenway's grunting orc-like vocals, but I must admit I tend to giggle at Mitch Harris' high pitched screaming.
Show Track Info
Statistics
Charts
Albums
Studio
Live
DVD
EP
All
Top LPs
Time Waits for No Slave 2009
 #1

8.2 x2
Non-Prog Grindcore
Utopia Banished 1992
 #2

9.5 x1
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Grindcore
Fear, Emptiness, Despair 1994
 #3

9.2 x1
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Death Metal
Enemy of the Music Business 2000
 #4

9.1 x1
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Grindcore
Utilitarian 2012
 #5

9.0 x1
Non-Prog Death Metal
Scum 1987
 #6

6.5 x3
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Grindcore
Order of the Leech 2002
 #7

8.0 x1
Non-Prog Death Metal
Smear Campaign 2006
 #8

8.0 x1
Non-Prog Grindcore
Harmony Corruption 1990
 #9

7.8 x1
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Grindcore
From Enslavement to Obliteration 1988
 #10

7.8 x1
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Grindcore
Related Artists
NOTE: This list is compiled automatically by comparing tag assigments. Numbers indicate matching tags (tooltip shows details).
Playlists
Enemy of the Music Business 2000
 6 years ago
Jozef47
9.1
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Grindcore
Fear, Emptiness, Despair 1994
 6 years ago
Jozef47
9.2
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Death Metal
Harmony Corruption 1990
 6 years ago
Jozef47
7.8
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Grindcore
From Enslavement to Obliteration 1988
 7 years ago
Jozef47
7.8
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Grindcore
Order of the Leech 2002
 12 years ago
Time_Signature
8.0
Non-Prog Death Metal
Smear Campaign 2006
 12 years ago
Time_Signature
8.0
Non-Prog Grindcore
Time Waits for No Slave 2009
 12 years ago
Time_Signature
8.5
Non-Prog Grindcore
Smear Campaign 2006
 12 years ago
Time_Signature
8.0
Non-Prog Grindcore
Order of the Leech 2002
 12 years ago
Time_Signature
8.0
Non-Prog Death Metal
Smear Campaign 2006
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
8.0
Non-Prog Grindcore
Order of the Leech 2002
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
8.0
Non-Prog Death Metal
Order of the Leech 2002
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
8.0
Non-Prog Death Metal