Sunday, 25 January 2009

Review - Napalm Death - Time Waits For No Slave

Napalm Death - Time Waits For No Slave

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9 out of 10

Doubtless many of you out there in Consumerland will be thinking 'Napalm Death? Didn't they expire in, like, 1987 or something?' Well, feel free to return to your ringtone-friendly drivel and exquisitely droopy jeans, because one of the few bands to stand up to the mighty Slayer is definitely still with us. As the mass-media of the world orgasm over yet another global disaster they help to bring about, the time is right once more for a band from the middle of a moribund industrial skank-town to tell everyone how the world is still being sucked dry by the ghoulish parasites pretending to run it.

It's a nightmarish situation and one which, musically, does not really call for some peachy after-dinner jazz with right-on slogans Billy Bragg may have discarded as naff. If being bellowed and screamed at whilst ice-perfect riffs and salvo drums cleave your brain don't work, then probably nothing will. The sub-one minute vomits are long gone but the band have lost none of their power or intent - one listen to likes of On The Brink of Extinction should tell you that. And like all great albums, there simply isn't a stereo loud enough for it.


1. Strong-Arm
2. Diktat
3. Work To Rule
4. On The Brink of Extinction
5. Time Waits For No Slave
6. Life And Limb
7. Downbeat Clique
8. Fallacy Dominion
9. Passive Tense
10. Larceny of the Heart
11. Procrastination On The Empty Vessel
12. Feeling Redundant
13. A No-Sided Argument
14. De-Evolution Ad Nauseum

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