|Order of the Leech|
|Studio album by|
|Released||21 October 2002|
|Recorded||Chappel Studios, |
Parkgate Studios, Battle, East Sussex
|Genre||Grindcore, death metal|
|Producer||Simon Efemey, Russ Russell|
|Napalm Death chronology|
|Chronicles of Chaos||9/10|
|CMJ New Music Report||Favourable|
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.The second guitar is actually Mitch Harris overdubbing, hence marking this album's lineup as today's lineup. "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 .
|1.||"Continuing War on Stupidity"||3:11|
|2.||"The Icing on the Hate"||3:10|
|3.||"Forced to Fear"||3:34|
|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|
|10.||"Farce and Fiction"||2:47|
|11.||"Blows to the Body"||3:14|
|12.||"The Great Capitulator"||11:35|
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