Inside the Torn Apart

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Inside the Torn Apart
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Studio album by Napalm Death
Released 3 June 1997 (1997-06-03)
Recorded Framework Studios, Birmingham, England
Genre Death metal, grindcore
Length39:31
Label Earache
Producer Colin Richardson
Napalm Death chronology
In Tongues We Speak
(1997) In Tongues We Speak1997
Inside the Torn Apart
(1997)
Breed to Breathe
(1997) Breed to Breathe1997
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Inside the Torn Apart is the seventh studio album by British extreme metal band Napalm Death. It was released by Earache in June 1997 on double vinyl, regular CD, digipak CD and MC. [5]

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".

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.

Earache Records is an independent record label, music publisher and management company founded by Digby Pearson, based in Nottingham, England with offices in London and New York. It helped to pioneer extreme metal by releasing early grindcore and death metal records between 1988 and 1994. The label roster has since diversified into more mainstream guitar music, working with bands such as Rival Sons, The Temperance Movement, Blackberry Smoke and The White Buffalo. The company also hosted the 'Earache Express' stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2017 and will be hosting 'The Earache Factory' at Boomtown Fair 2018.

Contents

Track listing

All lyrics written by Shane Embury, except where noted.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Breed to Breathe"Embury3:16
2."Birth in Regress" (Lyrics by Mitch Harris)Harris3:32
3."Section"Embury2:45
4."Reflect on Conflict"Jesse Pintado3:15
5."Down in the Zero"Embury3:09
6."Inside the Torn Apart"Embury3:46
7."If Symptoms Persist" (Lyrics by Harris)Harris2:41
8."Prelude"Pintado3:11
9."Indispose" (Lyrics by Harris)Harris3:04
10."Purist Realist" (Lyrics by Embury, Harris)Pintado2:58
11."Lowpoint"Embury3:15
12."The Lifeless Alarm"Harris4:39
Digipak CD bonus tracks
No.TitleMusicLength
13."Time Will Come"Harris3:22
14."Bled Dry"Pintado2:21

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.

Bass guitar Electric bass instrument

The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

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 with over 100 albums to his name, most of which have been produced at his Backstage Recording studios in rural Derbyshire. He received a Swedish Grammi for his mix on Opeth's Deliverance album, whilst Killswitch Engage's 2014 album, Disarm The Descent was US Grammy nominated. As a performer, he was first known as the guitar player of thrash metal band Sabbat, and also recently 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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