Time Waits For No Slave

Napalm Death

NAPALM DEATH always stands as the sonic depiction of extremity knowing no boundaries of music […]
By Yiannis Doukas
January 9, 2009
Napalm Death - Time Waits For No Slave album cover

NAPALM DEATH always stands as the sonic depiction of extremity knowing no boundaries of music genres. They won their recognition and respect through many different fan bases 'cause of their dedication into that principle. That's why they have a strong base inside the Metal realms. Their new album is a follow-up of a serial assault that started after the release of Enemy Of Music Business that saw a renewal of the band after some albums that - although they weren't mediocre - cannot be compared with the forthcoming ones. The zero decade brings a barrage of very nice things for the band and Time Waits For No Slave couldn't be different.
Except the in-your-face attacks that the 'blast hell exploding' creates, and they are many of them inside, NAPALM DEATH justifies their fame for two reasons. First, they have song structures not only well written but characteristically built for the adrenaline tense knowing exactly when it is right to raise the speed, when to slow for their listeners to breathe and when to put any necessary detail to create a more interest inside their tunes. The other crucial point is that they are capable of mixing different and new dimension inside their chaos that makes any new album different and inspired but without loosing their identity. This is achieved with the mix of their standard riffing together with some other parts, mostly coming from bands like SWANS or I don't know what other.
The fantastic thing is that anything inside is clear and straight NAPALM DEATH. Even when they are reaching almost Black Metal sounds, just like inside Work To Rule it's been filtrated so amazingly that few bands can do. Another example is THE HAUNTED refrain for On The Brink Of Extinction that is ten thousand times better than the Swedish's ones, with a killer mid tempo rhythm that will leave you speechless. Except all these the other important fact is their melodic, clean vocalic parts that create feelings of morbid, overstrung images that come from the lives inside the big cities that if you put them beside the well written lyrics that whole concept becomes bombastic.
All this violence, all this destructive feel comes from the whole shit system that we live. As all these shit still exists this Birmingham noisers will continue their work revealing what is hidden beneath the mud. And they are doing this really good.

8 / 10


"Time Waits For No Slave" Track-listing:

Work To Rule
On The Brink Of Extinction
Time Waits For No Slave
Life And Limb
Downbeat Clique
Fallacy Dominion
Passive Tense
Larceny Of The Heart
Procrastination Of The Empty Vessel
Feeling Redundant
A No-Sided Argument
De-evolution Ad Nauseum

Napalm Death Lineup:

Mark 'Barney' Greenway - Vocals
Mitch Harris - Guitars
Shane Embury - Bass
Danny Herrera - Drums

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