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Napalm Death
Time Waits For No Slave

Company: Century Media
Release: 2009
Genre: Grindcore
Reviewer: Ben McCraw

  • A veritable riff and blast-beat encyclopedia



  • The band widely considered to be the founders of the metal sub-genre of Grindcore which encompasses such acts as Carcass, Brutal Truth, and Pig Destroyer-have released one of their best albums to date: "Time Waits For No Slave" a play on words of the saying "Time and tides wait for no man". Fans should expect exactly what Napalm Death is known for, a ferocious sounding record with no lack of substance; the album is a veritable riff and blast-beat encyclopedia. All fourteen tracks including: "Diktat", "Work To Rule", and "A No-Sided Argument" are cohesive--there is no filler used here, and that is as it should be. Napalm are known for writing songs based upon specific issues, this one example being about freedom from coercion. That being said, when you hear a band this passionate about its subject matter you can't help but be passionate with them.




    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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