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Napalm Death The Code is Red...Long Live the Code

01. Silence is Deafening MP3 02. Right You Are 03. Diplomatic Immunity 04. The Code is Red...Long Live the Code 05. Climate Controllers 06. Instruments of Persuasion 07. The Great and the Good 08. Sold Short 09. All Hail the Grey Dawn 10. Vegetative State 11. Pay for the Privilege of Breathing 12. Pledge Yourself to You 13. Striding Purposefully Backwards 14. Morale 15. Our Pain is Their Power
2005 Century Media Records
Our score 8


So if you are reading this and don't know about Napalm Death, I could take one of two approaches. The helpful: here is a list of good Napalm Death releases. I take pity on your ignorance; now go immediately to the record store. Or, the cynical: I can't believe you haven't heard these guys! Your favorite mosh or tech band is not the be all end all of heavy music, not to mention they never would have existed without bands like Napalm Death. The fact (and I emphasize the word fact) that a significant number of Lambgoat viewers were not even born when Napalm Death released classic albums like Scum is a testament to just how influential this band is, and that they continue to be a creative force in extreme music. Napalm Death has been around long enough to see all kinds of passing trends (including their own ridiculous stint with slower, groove oriented metal). They have released countless full-lengths, splits (with bands like Coalesce), and collections of covers. Their last few full-lengths for Century Media have seen a return to the crushing grind with which they established their roots. Again, you should know what this band sounds like, but in case that's not true I will give a brief description: good, solid, fast, loud. Their riffs never seem to get old or tired. Nothing seems rehashed on a Napalm Death release. While the guitar sound seems slightly diminished after the departure of Jesse Pintado, the band has seemed to make up for it in sheer brutality, and never lost a step. The Code is Red...Long Live the Code even slightly reverts back to a more hardcore form of grind as opposed to a death metal style of grind. The band is tight as always, and Barney Greenway's vocals somehow appear to be harsher than usual. Bottom Line: This is yet another solid release from a seminal band who continues to progress without becoming boring or complacent. These are living legends. Guest vocals on this newest offering from the likes of Jello Biafra, Jamey Jasta, and Jeff Carcass demonstrate the influential power of Napalm Death that is still heavily present today. You should already know if you will like this album. If not, just go buy it, and then figure out who copied Napalm Death.


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anonymous 5/2/2005 8:19:51 PM

first post

breaku_ 5/2/2005 8:50:21 PM

good band, but this reviewer is an arrogant prick.

ChimChim_ 5/2/2005 9:54:56 PM

I cried when I read this review because I figured out how to read, then forget again around sentence 2 and then remembered again around paragraph 1. So, anyway, this is a great cd - one I enjoy listening to while I practice my tai chi and eating glass. Quesiton Mark and The Mysterians are the best band ever and are infinitely heavier than even Ted Nugent himself.

Jay_ 5/2/2005 10:01:47 PM


perfectpatientADHDkid_ 5/2/2005 10:12:11 PM

finally ND gets a review and some respect by the goat. Good for them

carl the truth_ 5/2/2005 10:16:24 PM


perfectpatientADHDkid_ 5/2/2005 10:36:17 PM


vari_ 5/3/2005 6:43:26 AM

Hahahahah Jamey Jasta guests on this CD, that's hilarious. I enjoy this CD.

Cory_ 5/3/2005 8:24:23 AM

Why is it that when someone reviews a shitbag record by a shitbag band, everyone reads the shit and freaks out either agreeing or disagreeing, but when someone gives props to one of the all-time pioneers of metal as we know it, nobody gives a shit? Great album, great review, great band.

anonymous 5/3/2005 8:33:04 AM

this review sucks. the actual album review doesnt come in until the fifth from last sentence in the second paragraph.

The REAL Bob Rock_ 5/3/2005 8:33:18 AM

Because Lambgoat is perhaps one of the most ignorant and backwards websites on the internet? Just a guess. Could be wrong.

SMokeOutLoud_ 5/3/2005 11:19:51 AM

hope its "8/10". can't they do better than 10 songs? i want more dammit, and this should get some damn radio play, oh wait, i'm not on planet Opposite Of This One, continue with the 3 doors down and papa roach, and ancient ac/dc tunes america.

Ash_ 5/3/2005 12:25:02 PM

There are actually 15 tracks, not 10. I don't know why only ten came up.

learn to write_ 5/3/2005 3:34:16 PM

"The fact (and I emphasize the word fact) that a significant number of Lambgoat viewers were not even born when Napalm Death released classic albums like Scum is a testament to just how influential this band is..." Non-sequitur.

TheWood_ 5/3/2005 4:11:31 PM

I agree with all who attested to Napalm Death's greatness & influence. Originally, I felt that the 1/2 paragraph that actually addressed the content of the album was part of a very bad review. Perhaps this is a shitty review. That's beside the point though. Napalm Death are stalwarts in this game. It is pointless to waste one's breath in explaining the nature of an album that anybody familiar with the band would no less expect from them. For the kids who have never heard Napalm Death befor

XPoopX_ 5/3/2005 4:23:31 PM

man.. what a great band. one of my favorites.

SMokeOutLoud_ 5/3/2005 4:29:43 PM

There are actually 15 tracks, not 10. I don't know why only ten came up. posted by Ash () on 5/3/2005 12:25:02 PM they could have done better than 15 tracks. go f*ckin ape shit and get all agoraphobic nosebleed, i want 100 tracks of napalm. uh, just say no to mid-day caffeine kids.

anonymous 5/3/2005 8:53:29 PM

i'm just amazed someone made a ? and the mysterians reference. wow.

drewcifer_ 5/5/2005 9:57:47 AM

Oh yeah, Jeff Carcass. Easily one of the better vocalists of all time. Oh my, that Jeff Carcass!

hxchris_ 5/5/2005 12:43:26 PM

death metal f*cking blows

thereapersson_ 5/6/2005 6:17:57 PM

The f*ck are people talking about? Looks like 15 tracks to me. Anyway, this album f*cking owns. You can't even begin to compare the greatness of ND to anyone else; it's a requirement that it be the other way around. 9/10 Plus Jello's appearance is great. How can you go wrong with the intro to "The Great and the Good"?

drewcifer_ 5/7/2005 3:37:46 PM

oh yeah, great guest appearances. Jeff Carcass. My favorite.