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Postby Red Square on Wed May 14, 2008 4:31 am

not crap, i need to get their albums again, i think i still have a few of their albums on tape that a friend of mine made for me back in high school where i originally heard them...i really need to give them a listening to again...

speaking of death metal, apparently Deicide is putting out a new one and i heard one of the tracks (partly) and it sounded pretty awesome...
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Postby six acre lake on Fri May 16, 2008 3:37 am

I own no Napalm Death records yet they rank as one of the bands i have seen the most in a live setting. I don't know why i've never bought a record since their shows are plenty awesome. They put on one of the best shows i've ever attended while living in Rome.

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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby SecondEdition on Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:25 pm

God, I fucking love this band.

They've been getting a lot of rotation lately.
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby Bernardo on Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:44 pm

In response to the absence of original members, there were none left by side B of Scum, as Mick Harris himself wasn't the original drummer to start with. Shane entered on FETO, and him, Barney and Mitch have been in the band for 20 years now. Jesse Pintado might be too, if he hadn't died. And (excellent) drummer Danny Herrera has also been in the band for close to 20 years now. If four guys playing and writing music together for 20 years is not a band, I don't know what is.

I got into Napalm Death with Utopia Banished, which already sounds very removed from the style they had on their first two albums, but is a style I happen to like. One thing it is not is a bastardized version of their early music, the line up on UB seemed to be simply making the music they cared for, and I think they more or less carried with it to this day. I give them Not Crap, and that's based on Utopia Banished, Enemy of the Music Business and Fear, Emptiness, Despair. For rootsy grindcore I prefer Repulsion.
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Postby muzorewi's daughter on Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:30 am

SecondEdition wrote:From Enslavement To Obliteration fucking rules. It's all monotonous, ear-splitting, weirdly produced grindcore (the drums are way too loud and the bass is way too quiet but everything else sounds great) and I love every second of it.

Bill Steer's guitar work on this album is phenomenal. I have no idea how anyone can play that fast. Insane metal tone, too.

Harris was a total fucking maniac.

Top 10 album of all time.
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Postby SecondEdition on Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:32 am

muzorewi's daughter wrote:
SecondEdition wrote:From Enslavement To Obliteration fucking rules. It's all monotonous, ear-splitting, weirdly produced grindcore (the drums are way too loud and the bass is way too quiet but everything else sounds great) and I love every second of it.

Bill Steer's guitar work on this album is phenomenal. I have no idea how anyone can play that fast. Insane metal tone, too.

Harris was a total fucking maniac.

Top 10 album of all time.


I might not rank it that highly, but it's a total classic.

fuck it, I'm gonna listen to "Unchallenged Hate" right now.
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby Boombats on Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:30 am

Thunderdome: Napalm Death vs. Brutal Truth
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby Evin Relocation on Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:01 pm

ND no question.

Brutal Truth never struck me at all.
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby Boombats on Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:02 pm

That is fucking sad.
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby Ernest on Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:08 pm

Brutal Truth had, in my opinion, one really good album, Extreme Conditions. ND has had at least eight excellent ones.
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby sawtooth on Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:50 pm

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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby mesuinu on Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:29 pm

not crap but not Carcass either
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby timpickens on Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:11 pm

Scum took me a little while to catch on for me, but I love it.

The only other album I've heard is Diatribes, which sounded alright, but I guess they were a completely different band by this point.
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby Bernardo on Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:34 pm

They were, and Diatribes was one of their blandest efforts, along with the following couple of records (which were progressively worse, IMO).
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby Tommy Alpha on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:41 am

wat

I think this tops when John Peel put Extreme Noise Terror on in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, even.
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby madmanmunt on Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:41 pm

Ernest wrote:Brutal Truth had, in my opinion, one really good album, Extreme Conditions. ND has had at least eight excellent ones.


Brutal Truth didn't take of till they got Hoak on the drums. Need to Control is their best for me, and one of the best metal albums of all time. Listening to it right now.

My impression is that ND sucked from Harmony Corruption onwards and everything I have heard has reinforced this. Could you recommend the good ones?
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby Bro Shark on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:24 pm

madmanmunt wrote:My impression is that ND sucked from Harmony Corruption onwards and everything I have heard has reinforced this. Could you recommend the good ones?


"Harmony Corruption" is actually pretty rad. Yes, it's sloppy and sounds weird and the vocals are hilarious. But it's got that je ne sais quoi. Are you sure it's not worth another look? Its followup, "Utopia Banished" is really good too.

Try "The Code is Red..." to get a feel for the kind of deathgrind stuff they've settled into in later years. There's a lot of good stuff in there!

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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby Ernest on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:43 pm

madmanmunt wrote:My impression is that ND sucked from Harmony Corruption onwards and everything I have heard has reinforced this. Could you recommend the good ones?


I can't recommend "Enemy of the Music Business" enough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUQ77gR5Ozk
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby Bernardo on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:49 pm

madmanmunt wrote:
Ernest wrote:Brutal Truth had, in my opinion, one really good album, Extreme Conditions. ND has had at least eight excellent ones.


Brutal Truth didn't take of till they got Hoak on the drums. Need to Control is their best for me, and one of the best metal albums of all time. Listening to it right now.


Though I agree they only came into their own with Hoak, the first album is also great in a very different way, unusually catchy for the genre. What's not to love about:





madmanmunt wrote:My impression is that ND sucked from Harmony Corruption onwards and everything I have heard has reinforced this. Could you recommend the good ones?


Thing is they pretty much become a totally different band, not just in the line up, but sonically. The following three albums are all great, and completely different from each other:

Utopia Banished
Fear, Emptiness, Despair
Enemy of the Music Business

I haven't listened to anything post-Order of the Leech (didn't think much of it). The three albums between F.E.D. and Enemy... have enough good material between them for one short full length, at best, but even then it'd be fairly limp.
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Re: Grind-daddies: Napalm Death

Postby monotremata on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:36 pm

Order of the Leech is where they finally picked it back up again.. Everything from there after has been some pretty good grind stuff. The Code Is Red and Smear Campaign were pretty brutal too..
I still cant get over hearing Inside The Torn Apart. Diatribes was bad enough but man that album was even worse.. I didnt even bother with Words From The Exit Wound.

Regardless, if it aint got Nik Bullen in it, it aint Napalm Death anymore.
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