Breed to Breathe

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Breed to Breathe
Napalm BreedtoBreathe.jpg
EP by
Released17 November 1997 (1997-11-17)
Recorded1997 (1997)
StudioFramework Studios, Lincoln, England
Genre Death metal, grindcore, groove metal
Length19:02
Label Earache
Producer Colin Richardson
Napalm Death chronology
Inside the Torn Apart
(1997)
Breed to Breathe
(1997)
Bootlegged in Japan
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Chronicles of Chaos 8/10 [1]
In Music We TrustFavorable [2]

Breed to Breathe is an EP by English extreme metal band Napalm Death, released in 1997 through Earache on CD. [3]

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

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. 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 Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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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".

Contents

Release

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. [2] 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. [4] Many media around the world also refused to feature the clip. [5]

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 competition [6] that Napalm Death had launched in summer 1997 and limited to bands without a recording contract. [7]

Track listing

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Breed to Breathe"Shane EmburyEmbury3:15
2."All Intensive Purposes"Mitch HarrisHarris3:23
3."Stranger Now"EmburyHarris, Embury3:47
4."Bled Dry"EmburyJesse Pintado2:21
5."Time Will Come"EmburyHarris3:22
US release
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
6."Greed Killing" (Performed by Impending Doom)Embury, HarrisHarris2:54
European release
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
6."Suffer the Children" (Performed by Fatality)Mark GreenwayHarris4:34

Personnel

Napalm Death

Barney Greenway British extreme metal vocalist

Mark Andrew "Barney" Greenway is a British extreme metal vocalist, who is currently the lead vocalist of Napalm Death, and was formerly a member of Extreme Noise Terror, and Benediction.

Shane Embury British musician

Shane Embury is a British bassist and, since 1987, a member of grindcore and death metal band Napalm Death.

Mitch Harris American rock musician

Mitch Harris is an American guitarist, born in Queens, New York, then moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, but currently living in Birmingham, England. He started his career in the grindcore band Righteous Pigs. He did a side project with Mick Harris – then the drummer of grindcore band Napalm Death, called Defecation. Shortly thereafter, he left Righteous Pigs and joined Napalm Death permanently in 1989, firstly appearing on the Harmony Corruption album. He is still with them, playing guitar and back-up vocals. He also participated in the projects Meathook Seed, Little Giant Drug, and Goatlord. In 2013, a featured song called "K.C.S." was included on the album Savages by the band Soulfly that was released on October 4, 2013, and was written by Harris and Max Cavalera.

Technical personnel

Colin Richardson is a British record producer, mixer and recording engineer. He has worked on over 100 albums, and is most frequently associated with heavy metal and its subgenres.

Andy Sneap British record producer and musician

Andy Sneap is a British musician, songwriter, guitar player and record producer. He is best known as a Grammy winning producer with over 100 albums produced at his Backstage Recording studios in rural Derbyshire. As a performer, he was first known as the guitar player of thrash metal band Sabbat, and he is currently a guitarist in the second incarnation of the heavy metal band Hell. In 2018, he joined Judas Priest as a touring guitarist following Glenn Tipton's announcement that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and that he would no longer be able to tour.

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References

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