Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs

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Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs
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Released30 March 2018 (2018-03-30)
Recorded2003–2016
Genre
Length92:23
Label Century Media
Napalm Death chronology
Apex Predator – Easy Meat
(2015)
Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs
(2018)
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Metal Hammer 8/10 [1]
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Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs is a compilation album by British grindcore band Napalm Death, released on 30 March 2018 through Century Media. [3] It contains previously unreleased material from various album recording sessions, b-sides, limited edition bonus tracks and split recordings. A music video for "Standardization", the compilation's opening track, was released on 8 May 2018. [4]

United Kingdom Country in Europe

The United Kingdom, officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland but more commonly known as the UK or Britain, is a sovereign country lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world. It is also the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.

Grindcore is an extreme fusion genre of heavy metal and hardcore punk that originated in the mid-1980s, drawing inspiration from abrasive-sounding musical styles, such as: thrashcore, crust punk, hardcore punk, extreme metal, and industrial. Grindcore is characterized by a noise-filled sound that uses heavily distorted, down-tuned guitars, grinding overdriven bass, high speed tempo, blast beats, and vocals which consist of growls and high-pitched shrieks. Early groups like Napalm Death are credited with laying the groundwork for the style. It is most prevalent today in North America and Europe, with popular contributors such as Brutal Truth and Nasum. Lyrical themes range from a primary focus on social and political concerns, to gory subject matter and black humor.

Napalm Death British grindcore band

Napalm Death are a British extreme metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group since December 1986, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent of the band's career since 1992's Utopia Banished, although, from 1989 to 2004, Napalm Death were a five-piece band after they added Jesse Pintado as the replacement of one-time guitarist Bill Steer; following Pintado's departure, the band reverted to a four-piece rather than replace him.

Contents

Track listing

Disc 1
No.TitleLyricsMusicOriginLength
1."Standardization"GreenwayEmbury Utilitarian album sessions2:46
2."Oh So Pseudo"GreenwayHarris Apex Predator – Easy Meat album sessions2:36
3."It Failed to Explode"GreenwayEmburyUtilitarian album sessions3:38
4."Losers"GreenwayHarris The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code album sessions4:21
5."Call That an Option?"GreenwayEmbury Smear Campaign album sessions3:03
6."Caste as Waste"GreenwayEmburyApex Predator – Easy Meat album sessions3:06
7."We Hunt in Packs"GreenwayHarris Time Waits for No Slave album sessions3:49
8."Oxygen of Duplicity"GreenwayHarris Melvins Sugar Daddy Live split series Vol. 93:30
9."Paracide" (Gepøpel cover)GepøpelGepøpelApex Predator – Easy Meat album sessions1:39
10."Critical Gluttonous Mass"GreenwayHarrisApex Predator – Easy Meat album sessions2:26
11."Aim Without an Aim"GreenwayHarrisUtilitarian album sessions3:04
12."An Extract (Strip it Clean)"GreenwayEmburyThe Mission Creep split EP with Heaven Shall Burn 3:12
13."Phonetics for the Stupefied"GreenwayHarrisForever Mountain / Phonetics for the Stupefied split EP with Voivod 3:29
14."Suppressed Hunger"GreenwayEmburyTime Waits for No Slave album sessions3:09
15."To Go Off and Things" (Cardiacs cover) Mark Cawthra, Tim Smith Cawthra, SmithMelvins Sugar Daddy Live split series Vol. 92:29
Total length:46:17
Disc 2
No.TitleLyricsMusicOriginLength
1."Clouds of Cancer / Victims of Ignorance" (G-Anx cover)G-AnxG-AnxApex Predator – Easy Meat album sessions2:05
2."What Is Past Is Prologue"EmburyEmburyApex Predator – Easy Meat album sessions2:56
3."Like Piss to a Sting"GreenwayEmburyNapalm Death / Melt Banana split EP1:31
4."Where the Barren Is Fertile"GreenwayEmburyNapalm Death / Melt Banana split EP2:22
5."Crash the Pose" Gauze GauzeThe Code Is Red...Long Live the Code album sessions1:32
6."Earthwire"HarrisHarris April 2015 Nepal earthquake DZI foundation benefit track2:54
7."Will by Mouth"GreenwayEmbury Converge / Napalm Death split EP1:25
8."Everything in Mono"GreenwayHarrisUtilitarian album sessions2:48
9."Omnipresent Knife in Your Back"GreenwayEmburyTime Waits for No Slave album sessions5:15
10."Lifeline" (Sacrilege cover)Lynda HughesDamien ThompsonRespect Your Roots Worldwide compilation3:18
11."Youth Offender"GreenwayEmbury B-side of the Analysis Paralysis single off the Utilitarian album2:07
12."No Impediment to Triumph (Bhopal)"GreenwayEmburyConverge / Napalm Death split EP3:02
13."Legacy Was Yesterday"Embury, GreenwayEmbury Decibel flexi series No. 52:15
14."Outconditioned" (Despair cover) Waldemar Sorychta SorychtaCovering 20 Years of Extremes compilation2:25
15."Atheist Runt"GreenwayEmburySmear Campaign album sessions6:07
16."Weltschmerz (Extended Apocalyptic Version)" HarrisSmear Campaign album sessions4:04
Total length:46:06

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.

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References

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