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|Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs|
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|Released||30 March 2018|
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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.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.
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 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.
|1.||"Standardization"||Greenway||Embury||Utilitarian album sessions||2:46|
|2.||"Oh So Pseudo"||Greenway||Harris||Apex Predator – Easy Meat album sessions||2:36|
|3.||"It Failed to Explode"||Greenway||Embury||Utilitarian album sessions||3:38|
|4.||"Losers"||Greenway||Harris||The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code album sessions||4:21|
|5.||"Call That an Option?"||Greenway||Embury||Smear Campaign album sessions||3:03|
|6.||"Caste as Waste"||Greenway||Embury||Apex Predator – Easy Meat album sessions||3:06|
|7.||"We Hunt in Packs"||Greenway||Harris||Time Waits for No Slave album sessions||3:49|
|8.||"Oxygen of Duplicity"||Greenway||Harris||Melvins Sugar Daddy Live split series Vol. 9||3:30|
|9.||"Paracide" (Gepøpel cover)||Gepøpel||Gepøpel||Apex Predator – Easy Meat album sessions||1:39|
|10.||"Critical Gluttonous Mass"||Greenway||Harris||Apex Predator – Easy Meat album sessions||2:26|
|11.||"Aim Without an Aim"||Greenway||Harris||Utilitarian album sessions||3:04|
|12.||"An Extract (Strip it Clean)"||Greenway||Embury||The Mission Creep split EP with Heaven Shall Burn||3:12|
|13.||"Phonetics for the Stupefied"||Greenway||Harris||Forever Mountain / Phonetics for the Stupefied split EP with Voivod||3:29|
|14.||"Suppressed Hunger"||Greenway||Embury||Time Waits for No Slave album sessions||3:09|
|15.||"To Go Off and Things" (Cardiacs cover)||Mark Cawthra, Tim Smith||Cawthra, Smith||Melvins Sugar Daddy Live split series Vol. 9||2:29|
|1.||"Clouds of Cancer / Victims of Ignorance" (G-Anx cover)||G-Anx||G-Anx||Apex Predator – Easy Meat album sessions||2:05|
|2.||"What Is Past Is Prologue"||Embury||Embury||Apex Predator – Easy Meat album sessions||2:56|
|3.||"Like Piss to a Sting"||Greenway||Embury||Napalm Death / Melt Banana split EP||1:31|
|4.||"Where the Barren Is Fertile"||Greenway||Embury||Napalm Death / Melt Banana split EP||2:22|
|5.||"Crash the Pose"||Gauze||Gauze||The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code album sessions||1:32|
|6.||"Earthwire"||Harris||Harris||April 2015 Nepal earthquake DZI foundation benefit track||2:54|
|7.||"Will by Mouth"||Greenway||Embury||Converge / Napalm Death split EP||1:25|
|8.||"Everything in Mono"||Greenway||Harris||Utilitarian album sessions||2:48|
|9.||"Omnipresent Knife in Your Back"||Greenway||Embury||Time Waits for No Slave album sessions||5:15|
|10.||"Lifeline" (Sacrilege cover)||Lynda Hughes||Damien Thompson||Respect Your Roots Worldwide compilation||3:18|
|11.||"Youth Offender"||Greenway||Embury||B-side of the Analysis Paralysis single off the Utilitarian album||2:07|
|12.||"No Impediment to Triumph (Bhopal)"||Greenway||Embury||Converge / Napalm Death split EP||3:02|
|13.||"Legacy Was Yesterday"||Embury, Greenway||Embury||Decibel flexi series No. 5||2:15|
|14.||"Outconditioned" (Despair cover)||Waldemar Sorychta||Sorychta||Covering 20 Years of Extremes compilation||2:25|
|15.||"Atheist Runt"||Greenway||Embury||Smear Campaign album sessions||6:07|
|16.||"Weltschmerz (Extended Apocalyptic Version)"||Harris||Smear Campaign album sessions||4:04|
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 is a British bassist and, since 1987, a member of grindcore and death metal band Napalm Death.
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