From the pinnacle of confrontational instrumental extremity and steadfast lyrical humanity, Napalm Death's new album warps musical landscapes all over again. The 16th studio album by pioneers of the genre and much anticipated follow-up to 2015's acclaimed "Apex Predator – Easy Meat" includes 12 songs seething with caustic evolution and unrelenting scope.
"Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism" is out September 18th, 2020 as jewelcase CD, limited mediabook CD with 3 bonus tracks and 180gsm vinyl LP with a bonus track via Century Media Records!
Napalm Death are credited as pioneers of the grindcore genre by incorporating elements of crust punk and death metal, using a noise-filled sound that uses heavily distorted, down-tuned guitars, grinding overdrive bass, high speed tempo, blast beats, and vocals which consist of incomprehensible growls, or high-pitched shrieks, extremely short songs, fast tempos, and sociopolitical lyrics.
Even after exerting an indelible influence on the entire world of heavy music for nearly 40 years, there is still no band on Earth that sounds like Napalm Death. Not just the pioneers, but an enduring benchmark for invention and fearlessness in heavy and experimental music of all kinds, the Birmingham legends are still hurtling forward at full pelt.