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Napalm Death - Leaders Not Followers Pt.II (Century Media 2004) Axeman

Track Listing
01. Low Life (Cryptic Slaughter)
02. Face Down in the Dirt (The Offenders)
03. Devastation (Devastation)
04. Messiah (Hellhammer)
05. Victims of a Bomb Raid (Anti Cimex)
06. Night of Pain ( Wehrmacht)
07. Warís No Fairytale (Discharge)
08. Conform (Siege)
09. Master (Master)
10. Fire Death Fate (Insanity)
11. Riot of Violence (Kreator)
12. Game of the Arseholes (Anti Cimex)
13. Clangor of War (Massacre)
14. Dope Fiend (Attitude Adjustment)
15. Iím Tired (Die Kreuzen)
16. Troops of Doom (Sepultura)
17. Bedtime Story (The Dayglo Abortions)
18. Blind Justice (Agnostic Front)
19. Hate, Fear, Power (Hirax)
Are you sick of cover albums yet? Like the reality-tv craze it seems like every band out there has cover-mania on the brain. While I have been bad-mouthing this hoopla as of late I really can't trash this latest offering from grind legends Napalm Death. They are one of the few bands that seemed to actually put some thought into their tribute album. I'll tell you, just looking over the track-list made me wonder how they were going to pull this off. They certainly left NO stone unturned and put their legendary Napalm stamp on each and every track. The diversity of the respected bands covered on here is what makes this album so listenable. Old school thrash, death, doom and harcore get full attention and have never sounded better. I'm sure I've left a few genres out but fear not...Napalm Death have not by more than tripling the song output of their initial "Leaders" ep from 2000. I dare say this is both a trip down memory lane and a real eye opener to some bands you may have never even heard of. All in all this is more than worthy of your casual spin during regular album "down-time".

Bottom Line: A true tribute album if I've ever heard one!!!


--Axeman 01.25.05


Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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2004
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