Words from the Exit Wound

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Words from the Exit Wound
Napalm WordsfromtheExitWound.jpg
Studio album by
Released26 October 1998 (1998-10-26)
RecordedJune 1998 (1998-06)
StudioChapel Studios, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Genre Death metal, grindcore, experimental metal
Length41:08
Label Earache
Producer Colin Richardson
Napalm Death chronology
Bootlegged in Japan
(1998)
Words from the Exit Wound
(1998)
Leaders Not Followers
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Chronicles of Chaos 8/10 [2]
CMJ New Music Monthly Favourable [3]
MetalReviews74/100 [4]

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. [5] 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 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.

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.

Contents

Track listing

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."The Infiltraitor"Mark GreenwayShane Embury4:30
2."Repression out of Uniform"GreenwayJesse Pintado2:53
3."Next of Kin to Chaos"EmburyMitch Harris4:08
4."Trio-Degradable / Affixed by Disconcern"Affixed by Disconcern: HarrisTrio: Greenway, Embury, Harris, Pintado, Danny Herrera, Affixed by Disconcern: Harris4:34
5."Cleanse Impure"GreenwayPintado3:14
6."Devouring Depraved"EmburyEmbury3:22
7."Ulterior Exterior"GreenwayEmbury1:50
8."None the Wiser?"GreenwayPintado, Embury, Harris4:16
9."Clutching at Barbs"GreenwayEmbury2:27
10."Incendiary Incoming"GreenwayHarris3:08
11."Thrown Down a Rope"GreenwayHarris3:25
12."Sceptic in Perspective"EmburyEmbury3:24
U.S. release bonus tracks (from 1998 live album Bootlegged in Japan )
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
13."Hung (Live)"Embury, GreenwayHarris, Embury3:57
14."Greed Killing (Live)"Embury, HarrisHarris3:00
15."Suffer the Children (Live)"GreenwayMick Harris4:10

Personnel

Napalm Death

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.

Shane Embury British musician

Shane Embury is a British bassist and, since 1987, a member of grindcore and death metal band Napalm Death.

Mitch Harris American rock musician

Mitch Harris is an American guitarist, born in Queens, New York, then moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, but currently living in Birmingham, England. He started his career in the grindcore band Righteous Pigs. He did a side project with Mick Harris – then the drummer of grindcore band Napalm Death, called Defecation. Shortly thereafter, he left Righteous Pigs and joined Napalm Death permanently in 1989, firstly appearing on the Harmony Corruption album. He is still with them, playing guitar and back-up vocals. He also participated in the projects Meathook Seed, Little Giant Drug, and Goatlord. In 2013, a featured song called "K.C.S." was included on the album Savages by the band Soulfly that was released on October 4, 2013, and was written by Harris and Max Cavalera.

Technical personnel

Colin Richardson is a British record producer, mixer and recording engineer. He has worked on over 100 albums, and is most frequently associated with heavy metal and its subgenres.

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