Order of the Leech

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Order of the Leech
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Studio album by
Released21 October 2002 (2002-10-21)
RecordedChappel Studios, [1]
South Thoresby
Parkgate Studios, Battle, East Sussex
Genre Grindcore, death metal
Length44:39
Label Spitfire
Producer Simon Efemey, Russ Russell
Napalm Death chronology
The DVD
(2001)
Order of the Leech
(2002)
Punishment in Capitals
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [2]
Chronicles of Chaos 9/10 [3]
CMJ New Music Report Favourable [4]

Order of the Leech is the tenth studio album by the British grindcore band Napalm Death, released in 2002 through Spitfire. Although credited in the line-up, Jesse Pintado never performed. [5] The second guitar is actually Mitch Harris overdubbing, hence marking this album's lineup as today's lineup. [6] "The Great Capitulator" is exactly 2:49. At the end of the song, a long silence follows from 2:50 to 9:56. At 9:57 a soundbite comes fading in of a fan speaking of his attitude to metal music, mentioning bands like Krabathor or Immortal. His speech is then translated in Czech. It is the last album in a trilogy to feature this kind of soundbites, with the others being Leaders Not Followers EP and Enemy of the Music Business .

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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

No.TitleLength
1."Continuing War on Stupidity"3:11
2."The Icing on the Hate"3:10
3."Forced to Fear"3:34
4."Narcoleptic"2:28
5."Out of Sight Out of Mind"3:00
6."To Lower Yourself (Blind Servitude)"3:02
7."Lowest Common Denominator"3:19
8."Forewarned Is Disarmed?"2:25
9."Per Capita"2:54
10."Farce and Fiction"2:47
11."Blows to the Body"3:14
12."The Great Capitulator"11:35

Personnel

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