Napalm Death - Utilitarian


8 | 183 votes |
Release date: 27 February 2012
Style: Grindcore

Owners:

192 have it
28 want it


01. Circumspect
02. Errors In The Signals
03. Everyday Pox
04. Protection Racket
05. The Wolf I Feed
06. Quarantined
07. Fall On Their Swords
08. Collision Course
09. Orders Of Magnitude
10. Think Tank Trials
11. Blank Look About Face
12. Leper Colony
13. Nom De Guerre
14. Analysis Paralysis
15. Opposites Repellent
16. A Gag Reflex
17. Aim Without An Aim [bonus]
18. Everything In Mono [bonus]

Line-up
Mark "Barney" Greenway - vocals
Shane Embury - bass, backing vocals
Mitch Harris - guitars, backing vocals
Danny Herrera - drums

Guest musicians
John Zorn - saxophone

Additional info
Release dates:

February 27th: Europe
February 28th: USA

Engineered, recorded, produced and mixed by Russ Russell at Parlour studios, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England through May-November 2011. Mastered by Russ Russell in his back garden.
John Zorn's saxophone recorded at Eastside Sound, New Your City, USA. Engineered by Marc Urselli.

Album art and layout by Frode Sylthe.
Band photos: Cindy Frey.

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22.03.2013 - 18:56
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Better than I remember. As the Lemon says it's much better after the first 3 tracks.
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24.08.2013 - 19:17
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
After Napalm Death's collaboration with Anneke Van Giersbergen on "Smear Campaign" I thought that they would never be able to surprise me anymore, but... They did just that by having John Zorn play on this album (even if he contributed only to one song). Besides there are plenty of clean vocal parts, which also sounds a bit unusual, but interesting.
All in all, I think that Utilitarian serves to prove that Napalm Death is still on the top of the grindcore scene.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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06.02.2014 - 21:25
Rating: 7
Kass
St. Anger
My first ND album, I expected more but not bad, maybe i should try some old stuff
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"The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull"
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04.03.2014 - 19:49
Rating: 8
pkillerjp
Almost as good as TWFNS, it's definitely on par with the more recent releases, and some good experimentation as well.
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09.03.2015 - 08:22
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
This is awesome. Sure doesn't sound like pure grindcore to me...
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09.03.2015 - 11:17
Rating: 7
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by LeKiwi on 09.03.2015 at 08:22

This is awesome. Sure doesn't sound like pure grindcore to me...

There's been a lot of death mixed in their sound since for while, won't be able to tell you exactly at which album it started. But yeah, the latest is a good example of what I would call deathgrind.
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09.03.2015 - 11:51
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Ilham on 09.03.2015 at 11:17

There's been a lot of death mixed in their sound since for while, won't be able to tell you exactly at which album it started. But yeah, the latest is a good example of what I would call deathgrind.

I tried to start with their first album, but it's far too caustic for my tastes. I just can't do it. I think I'll just work my way backwards through their discography and stop when I throw up
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09.03.2015 - 12:07
Rating: 7
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by LeKiwi on 09.03.2015 at 11:51

I tried to start with their first album, but it's far too caustic for my tastes. I just can't do it. I think I'll just work my way backwards through their discography and stop when I throw up

Yeah I'm not into early ND either. I think it's just the first two that are really hard on the ear, I think you'll be fine until your reach the third full-length.
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09.03.2015 - 14:30
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by LeKiwi on 09.03.2015 at 11:51

Written by Ilham on 09.03.2015 at 11:17

There's been a lot of death mixed in their sound since for while, won't be able to tell you exactly at which album it started. But yeah, the latest is a good example of what I would call deathgrind.

I tried to start with their first album, but it's far too caustic for my tastes. I just can't do it. I think I'll just work my way backwards through their discography and stop when I throw up


Their third album is basically a pure death metal album. Considering your posts here I actually think it's a good idea to go backwards. Who knows, maybe you will find the first two albums to be easier on the ears than expected after checking out everything else first. I personally LOVE the first 2 albums but I understand those who just can't take it.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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09.03.2015 - 22:25
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Ilham on 09.03.2015 at 11:17

There's been a lot of death mixed in their sound since for while, won't be able to tell you exactly at which album it started. But yeah, the latest is a good example of what I would call deathgrind.
Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.03.2015 at 14:30

Their third album is basically a pure death metal album. Considering your posts here I actually think it's a good idea to go backwards. Who knows, maybe you will find the first two albums to be easier on the ears than expected after checking out everything else first. I personally LOVE the first 2 albums but I understand those who just can't take it.

Cheers guys We'll see how the journey goes. Their discography will be the soundtrack to the race against time to meet my deadline. Nothing more conducive to productivity than grind
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09.03.2015 - 23:33
Lit.
Account deleted
Written by LeKiwi on 09.03.2015 at 22:25

Cheers guys We'll see how the journey goes. Their discography will be the soundtrack to the race against time to meet my deadline. Nothing more conducive to productivity than grind

If I can make a suggestion, The Code Is Red is IMO the best of ND post-2000, then Smear Campaign and Time Waits For No Slave. Also definitely try their newest one Apex Predator.
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10.03.2015 - 00:30
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Guest on 09.03.2015 at 23:33

If I can make a suggestion, The Code Is Red is IMO the best of ND post-2000, then Smear Campaign and Time Waits For No Slave. Also definitely try their newest one Apex Predator.

Perfect - you give me a playlist just as I end procrastination Cheers
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