Napalm Death
Noise for Music's Sake


4.0
excellent

Review

by stubbszilla USER (2 Reviews)
September 25th, 2005 | 13 replies | 4,974 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


OK, a disclaimer, this is my first review so if this seems shoddy/disorganized, *** you

Well I would put a band lineup that would be current for this album, but anybody who is familiar with Napalm Death knows that they go through band members like days of the week. And since this is a carerring spanning compilation album, well you get the idea, so this is who Napalm Death is CURRENTLY
Vocals: Mark "Barney" Greenway
Guitar: Mitch Harris
Drums: Danny Herrera
Bass: Shane Embury

Now also if you've read the tracklisting of the album you'd know it has 56 tracks, so to do a track by track would not only be time consuming, but i highly doubt that anybody but me would read it. So I'll just do that Highlights

Disc1
Track 3: You Suffer: Ah yes, the infamous "You Suffer" World Record holder for worlds shortest song, the track itself is 6 seconds long but the audio clocks in at only 3/4 of a second, blink and you miss it, this is the idiom of Napalm Death, Fast Heavy, and totally Unitelligable.

Track 14: Lucid Fairytale: This track is pretty much nonstop blast beats and riffing, but what sets it apart is instead of just cookie monster growling theres some black metal shreiks thrown in for good measure, and I just find the riff extremely catchy.

Track 29: Nazi Punks *** Off: This is special because it just so happens to be a Dead Kennedys cover, its actually quite good if you've heard the original, not tha faithful but a good cover.

Disc2
Tracks 3-6: The Mentally Murdered EP: Mentally Murdered, Walls of Confinement, Cause and Effect, No Mental Effort: This is Napalm Death in their Prime, they ditched the hyper speed song times but kept the hyper speed tempos for an all our assualt on the ears, the riffs are brutal and blunt and the drums are just pounding, this would be my introductory course to Napalm Death to anyone who hadn't heard them before.

Track 8: Avalanche Master Song (live): This is another cover, sort of, its a Godflesh cover which is a band that had former Napalm Death members in it. It is the total antithesis of what this band does. The tempo is at a crawl and the drums are very sparse, the only things really the same are the heavy distortion and the growly vocals. its almost painful to sit through its so repetitive, but thats part of the fun

There are more standout songs, but these are just the ones that I thought people HAD to know about because really even though I am a HUGE fan of Napalm Death there is only so much you can say about their musical style, eventually you run out of mean sounding adjectives.

So Overall I gave this album a 4 out of 5 stars just because I think it is a very good career retrospective of what the band had done thus far, and the inclusion of demos and rare trax made it a cool buy for real fans, but obviously this isn't a classic record that everyone has to own so its doesn't really deserve 5 stars.

Thats it, so any questions and comments can go to that magic comment box thing thats under this review.


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Neoteric
September 25th 2005



3243 Comments


yes, calm down n00b =P

Priestmetal
September 25th 2005



542 Comments


Umm... why is your picture for this album As the Palace Burns by Lamb of God???

Med57
Moderator
September 25th 2005



1001 Comments


Fixed. Is it just me or are they uncannily similar? :-/ I can't stand Napalm Death and I've never heard this album, but good review, especially for a first effort.This Message Edited On 09.25.05

Arrakakaka
September 25th 2005



685 Comments


They're similar.


stubbszilla
September 26th 2005



9 Comments


yeah i found the right pic, but i guess i got the address wrong, sorry, sorry priest metal

stubbszilla
September 26th 2005



9 Comments


oh yeah, i've been a member to mxtabs since before the new millinieum so technically i'm not a "noob" i've just never written a review before

DFelon204409
Emeritus
September 27th 2005



3995 Comments


n00b!

stubbszilla
October 1st 2005



9 Comments


if anyone wants to check out my 2nd review its of Dave Martone's "A Demons Dream"

Aakon_Keetreh
October 27th 2005



448 Comments


well......where can i find this haha....is it really good or is it just like okay? wat napalm deathcd do u suggest

bloc head
June 17th 2006



7 Comments


Na, I say get the bootlegged from Japan version. Way better

Deth
June 22nd 2006



13 Comments


Please Alert an R&M Mod that I cannot post in the forums. I'm not banned. Help!

shade
December 9th 2009



1198 Comments


You Suffer is awesome.



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