|Breed to Breathe|
|Released||17 November 1997|
|Studio||Framework Studios, Lincoln, England|
|Genre||Death metal, grindcore, groove metal|
|Napalm Death chronology|
|Chronicles of Chaos||8/10|
|In Music We Trust||Favorable|
Breed to Breathe is an EP by English extreme metal band Napalm Death, released in 1997 through Earache on CD.
An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
Extreme metal is a loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music subgenres that have developed since the early 1980s. It has been defined as a "cluster of metal subgenres characterized by sonic, verbal, and visual transgression".
The album is printed as CD Extra and contains a data track which features the video clip for the song "Breed to Breathe" and other band-related content such as a discography and a band history.Due to the depiction of graphic material the video clip prompted the Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle der Filmwirtschaft, the German motion picture rating system organization, to ban it in Germany and even to obtain a court decision that declared the clip illegal. Many media around the world also refused to feature the clip.
The Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle der Filmwirtschaft is a German motion picture rating system organization run by the Spitzenorganisation der Filmwirtschaft based in Wiesbaden.
Both bands that deliver a Napalm Death song on the sixth track are winners of a demo cover version competitionthat Napalm Death had launched in summer 1997 and limited to bands without a recording contract.
|1.||"Breed to Breathe"||Shane Embury||Embury||3:15|
|2.||"All Intensive Purposes"||Mitch Harris||Harris||3:23|
|3.||"Stranger Now"||Embury||Harris, Embury||3:47|
|4.||"Bled Dry"||Embury||Jesse Pintado||2:21|
|5.||"Time Will Come"||Embury||Harris||3:22|
|6.||"Greed Killing" (Performed by Impending Doom)||Embury, Harris||Harris||2:54|
|6.||"Suffer the Children" (Performed by Fatality)||Mark Greenway||Harris||4:34|
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