The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code

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The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code
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Studio album by
Released25 April 2005 (2005-04-25)
Recorded21 September-13 October 2004
StudioFoel Studios, Llanfair Caerinion, Wales
Genre Grindcore, death metal
Length45:12
Label Century Media
Producer Russ Russell
Napalm Death chronology
Leaders Not Followers: Part 2
(2004)
The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code
(2005)
Smear Campaign
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Chronicles of Chaos 9.5/10 [2]
HybridFavourable [3]
The Metal Forge9/10 [4]
musicOMH Favourable [5]
PopMatters 8/10 [6]
Sea of TranquilityStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [7]
Transform OnlineFavourable [8]

The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code is Napalm Death's eleventh studio album and was recorded at Foel Studio, Llanfair Caerinion with producer Russ Russell. It was released on 25 April 2005. A music video for "Silence Is Deafening", directed by Roger Johansson, was released later that year.

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

Some editions of the album were released with a bonus disc that contains material from a variety of death metal bands, such as Aborted. The Napalm Death song "Silence Is Deafening" is the first track on the compilation.

Aborted band

Aborted is a Belgian death metal band from Beveren, formed in 1995 in Waregem. The group consists of vocalist, founder, and only constant member since the band's inception, Sven de Caluwé, guitarist Ian Jekelis, bassist Stefano Franceschini, and drummer Ken Bedene. Although the band originally had an entire lineup of members living in Belgium, Aborted's current lineup now features members from Belgium, The Netherlands and the United States. The band has released nine studio albums, four EPs and one live performance video album.

The album features guest appearances by Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys, Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, and Jeffrey Walker of Carcass.

Jello Biafra American singer and activist

Eric Reed Boucher, better known by his professional name Jello Biafra, is the former lead singer and songwriter for the San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys. He is a musician and spoken word artist.

Dead Kennedys American hardcore punk band

Dead Kennedys are an American punk rock band that formed in San Francisco, California, in 1978. The band was one of the first American hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the United Kingdom.

<i>Jamey Jasta</i> American singer

Jamey Jasta is an American musician from New Haven, Connecticut, best known as the lead vocalist of the hardcore band Hatebreed and sludge metal band Kingdom of Sorrow. Jasta also fronts metalcore band Icepick. Prior to Hatebreed, Jasta fronted the hardcore band Jasta 14.

In 2017, Decibel released a special magazine issue relating to the 30th Anniversary of Napalm Death. This issue included a Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame induction for The Code Is Red... Long Live the Code. [9]

Decibel is a monthly heavy metal magazine published by the Philadelphia-based Red Flag Media since October 2004. Its sections include Upfront, Features, Reviews, Guest Columns and the Decibel Hall of Fame. The magazine's tag-line is currently "Extremely Extreme" ; the editor-in-chief is Albert Mudrian.

Track listing

All lyrics written by Mark Greenway, except where noted.

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.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Silence is Deafening" Shane Embury 3:48
2."Right You Are"Embury0:52
3."Diplomatic Immunity"Embury1:45
4."The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code" Mitch Harris 3:30
5."Climate Controllers"Harris3:06
6."Instruments of Persuasion"Harris2:59
7."The Great and the Good"Embury4:10
8."Sold Short"Harris, Embury2:47
9."All Hail the Grey Dawn"Embury4:13
10."Vegetative State"Harris3:08
11."Pay for the Privilege of Breathing"Embury1:46
12."Pledge Yourself to You"Harris3:14
13."Striding Purposefully Backwards"Harris2:53
14."Morale"Embury4:44
15."Our Pain Is Their Power"Embury, Harris, Russ Russell2:10

Personnel

Napalm Death

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.

Rhythm guitar guitar technique; part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with other instruments from the rhythm section

In music performances, rhythm guitar is a technique and role that performs a combination of two functions: to provide all or part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with other instruments from the rhythm section ; and to provide all or part of the harmony, i.e. the chords from a song's chord progression, where a chord is a group of notes played together. Therefore, the basic technique of rhythm guitar is to hold down a series of chords with the fretting hand while strumming or fingerpicking rhythmically with the other hand. More developed rhythm techniques include arpeggios, damping, riffs, chord solos, and complex strums.

Additional musicians

Technical personnel

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