|Words from the Exit Wound|
|Studio album by|
|Released||26 October 1998|
|Studio||Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom|
|Genre||Death metal, grindcore, experimental metal|
|Napalm Death chronology|
|Chronicles of Chaos||8/10|
|CMJ New Music Monthly||Favourable|
Words from the Exit Wound is the eighth studio album by British extreme metal band Napalm Death, released in 1998 by Earache. It was issued only on CD.It is considered the final album of the band's "experimental" period, while simultaneously foreshadowing the band's return to a more traditional death metal and grindcore sound.
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 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.
|1.||"The Infiltraitor"||Mark Greenway||Shane Embury||4:30|
|2.||"Repression out of Uniform"||Greenway||Jesse Pintado||2:53|
|3.||"Next of Kin to Chaos"||Embury||Mitch Harris||4:08|
|4.||"Trio-Degradable / Affixed by Disconcern"||Affixed by Disconcern: Harris||Trio: Greenway, Embury, Harris, Pintado, Danny Herrera, Affixed by Disconcern: Harris||4:34|
|8.||"None the Wiser?"||Greenway||Pintado, Embury, Harris||4:16|
|9.||"Clutching at Barbs"||Greenway||Embury||2:27|
|11.||"Thrown Down a Rope"||Greenway||Harris||3:25|
|12.||"Sceptic in Perspective"||Embury||Embury||3:24|
|U.S. release bonus tracks (from 1998 live album Bootlegged in Japan )|
|13.||"Hung (Live)"||Embury, Greenway||Harris, Embury||3:57|
|14.||"Greed Killing (Live)"||Embury, Harris||Harris||3:00|
|15.||"Suffer the Children (Live)"||Greenway||Mick Harris||4:10|
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