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
Label Century Media
Producer Russ Russell
Napalm Death chronology
Leaders Not Followers: Part 2
The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code
Smear Campaign
Professional ratings
Review scores
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.


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.

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

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]

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Mark Greenway.

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
15."Our Pain Is Their Power"Embury, Harris, Russ Russell2:10


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