If you were around when “Scum” and “From Enslavement To Obliteration” came out, you wouldn’t really have thought that this band would’ve existed in 2005, would you? Come on, be honest. Yes, they had an opinion and they made a difference, but could something like that last?
are three reasons why we today, almost twenty years down the road,
still have Napalm Death amongst us:
bless them for that.
Code is Red… sounds as fresh as anything Birmingham’s proud sons
have ever unleashed upon us, and you’re never in doubt that they are
still ready to destroy any capitalist fascist pig that might be
unfortunate enough to get in their way. Barney sounds more grim than
he ever did and ND minus Jesse Pintado is no less a musical force.
don’t expect a lot of experimentation from ND, but the addition of
Jello Biafra on one tune (“The Great And The Good”) as well as the
Swans inspired heaviness of “Morale” offer the needed titbits that
make this album truly great. Jeff Walker of Carcass fame has also been
wheeled in to add extra vocal attacks as has Jamey Jasta from
Hatebreed, and this gallery of celebrities is also a new thing for
album! Go see them live on their European tour!
Recommended: All are good but “The Great And The Good”, “All Hail The Grey Dawn” and “Morale” stand out!