Napalm Death – Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism

Release date: September 18, 2020
Century Media Records

Napalm Death released their first record in more than five years towards the end of 2020. Although it’s unmistakably Napalm Death, this record is far from predictable. Backlash Just Because is raucous, quirky and discordant and ultimately catchy-as-anything rampaging noise. Contagion presents a more stripped-down Napalm Death. It’s chocked full of rhythmic nuance and electrifying riffs. Amoral heads in the direction of noise rock and doesn’t contain anything resembling grindcore…and it’s awesome. A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen sounds a little bit like a Code Orange track. It’s creepy and atmospheric sludge that doesn’t sound like anything the band has ever released.

Play: 2, 4, 8, 13

FCC: 1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15

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