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Album: Napalm Death – Utilitarian

February 7th, 2012

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Napalm Death
Utilitarian
Century Media
27 February 2012

by Tom Dare

It may at first glance appear odd to say it, but Napalm Death have never quite got the credit they deserve. “How so?” you say. “They’re a legendary band hailed as the godfathers of their genre.” And you’re right – to the point it’s become a vacuous cliché. There are stock phrases that get spouted about Napalm (usually prefaced with some jovial reference to them being from Birmingham) that are all-too-frequently only empty reverence of Scum, FETO and at a pinch Harmony Corruption. The fact they’ve put out astonishing records for 20 years after that gets overlooked far too often. And that Utilitarian is furiously extreme in all new ways highlights why they’re as vital a band as they’ve ever been.

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Album: Napalm Death – Time Waits For No Slave

February 3rd, 2009

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Napalm Death
Time Waits For No Slave
Century Media
02 February 2009

by Jerry Ewing

If you’ve ever fancied taking some junior metalhead upstart down a peg or two, and let’s face it, which of us hasn’t, next time try this for size. Blindfold the whippersnapper, sit them in the middle of an empty room and proceed to play the whole of Time Waits For No Slave to them at ear-bleeding volume through headphones.

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