Napalm Death - Leaders Not Followers - Punk RSD Red Vinyl 6 Trk 10" EP + Insert
Napalm Death - Leaders Not Followers
Label: Secret Records Limited
Format: Vinyl, 10", Limited Edition, Red
1,000 copies, released on Record Store Day 2013.
Includes a 4-page insert with band bio and press cuttings.
Released: 20 Apr 2013
Style: Grindcore, Death Metal, Punk
1. Politicians (Raw Power cover) 1:45
2. Incinerator (Slaughter cover) 3:21
3. Demoniac Possession (Pentagram cover) 3:13
4. Maggots in Your Coffin (Repulsion cover) 1:36
5. Back from the Dead (Death cover) 2:36
6. Nazi Punks Fuck Off (Dead Kennedys cover) 6:40
The Leaders Not Followers EP was the first release from Napalm Death in awhile that seemed to indicate they had a little fire left in their bellies. Coming off the abysmal Words From The Exit Wound, their last record for Earache, and incensed by their acrimonious split from that label, the Brummies cut this one-off covers EP for Relapse and all sounds indicated that things were looking up.
The selection here is pretty straight-forward: old-school hardcore, punk, grind and death from the early masters who influenced N.D.'s sound.
The covers that hew closer to home sound particularly savage: Death's "Back From The Dead" is nice to hear in updated fashion having never gone past the demo stage with Chuck's band; Repulsion's "Maggots In Your Coffin" is slightly polished and tightened but with an additional heaviness that I find agreeable; Raw Power's "Politicians" gains in unhinged fury, a stronger version than the original. It took me awhile to warm up to N.D.'s take on Pentagram's "Demonic Possession" as they add a stronger death metal feel to it but it's grown on me over time.
NAPALM DEATH - Leaders Not Followers
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NAPALM DEATH - Incinerator
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Napalm Death - Demonic Possesion
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Napalm Death - Back From The Dead
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