From Enslavement to Obliteration

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From Enslavement to Obliteration
Studio album bi Napalm Death
Released October 1988
Recordit 1988 at Birdsong, Worcester
Genre Grindcore
Lenth 29:20
Label Earache
Producer Napalm Death
Dig
Napalm Death chronology
Scum
(1987)
From Enslavement
to Obliteration

(1988)
Mentally
Murdered

(1989)

From Enslavement to Obliteration is the seicont album bi the Inglis grindcore baund Napalm Death, released in 1988.

It is the anerlie Napalm Death album tae featur Lee Dorrian as the sole vocalist, whaur he affers the law, gruntin vocals an frae time tae time in sangs, he will scream in an odd-pitched tone, no unlike static. He is considered ane o the first extreme metal vocalists tae alternate atween guttural grouls an heich-pitched screams, a technique that wad be elaboratit on bi fellae grind act Carcass (who are aften given credit for the invention o this vocal style) an imitatit bi coontless baunds in the futur (ane prominent example being Corpsegrinder o Cannibal Corpse). This album is creditit as a huge influence in the seicont wave o daith metal baunds that follaed this release. This album alang wi Scum is considered tae be ane o the maist brutal records o aw time bi fans an creetics as well.

Leerical themes[eedit | eedit soorce]

The leerical themes ranged frae a variety o social an poleetical topics, includin: misogyny/sexism ("It's a M.A.N.S World" an "Inconceivable?"), animal richts ("Display to Me…"), racism ("Unchallenged Hate"), materialism ("Private Death" an "From Enslavement to Obliteration"), an caipitalism ("Make Way!"). The album caws for social chynge, as seen in the sang "Uncertainty Blurs the Vision," quotin Rudimentary Peni at the sang's conclusion. This an the umwhile ane focus primarily on poleetical problems, while the next releases will focus mair on releegion (wi an atheist backgrund).

Reception[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2009 From Enslavement to Obliteration wis ranked number 1 in Terrorizer's list of essential European grindcore albums.[1] Writer Jonathan Horsley described it as markin "the genre's perilous rite o passage through Breetain's post-industrial urban landscape."[1]

Muisic creetic Piero Scaruffi includes From Enslavement to Obliteration at number 6, juist efter Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking an afore Fear Factory's Demanufacture, in his classification o the best metal albums o aw times.[2]

Track leetin[eedit | eedit soorce]

No. Teetle Lenth
1. "Evolved as One"   3:13
2. "It's a M.A.N.S World!"   0:54
3. "Lucid Fairytale"   1:02
4. "Private Death"   0:35
5. "Impressions"   0:35
6. "Unchallenged Hate"   2:07
7. "Uncertainty Blurs the Vision"   0:40
8. "Cock-Rock Alienation"   1:20
9. "Retreat to Nowhere"   0:30
10. "Think for a Minute"   1:42
11. "Display to Me…"   2:43
12. "From Enslavement to Obliteration"   1:35
13. "Blind to the Truth"   0:21
14. "Social Sterility"   1:03
15. "Emotional Suffocation"   1:06
16. "Practice What You Preach"   1:23
17. "Inconceivable?"   1:06
18. "Worlds Apart"   1:24
19. "Obstinate Direction"   1:01
20. "Mentally Murdered"   2:13
21. "Sometimes"   1:06
22. "Make Way!"   1:36

Bonus tracks on the CD edition[eedit | eedit soorce]

No. Teetle Lenth
1. "Musclehead"   0:50
2. "Your Achievement?"   0:06
3. "Dead"   0:04
4. "Morbid Deceiver"   0:45
5. "The Curse"   3:17

The Curse[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Curse is a free 7-inch extendit play bi the grindcore baund Napalm Death, includit in the initial copies o the From Enslavement to Obliteration LP, which wis released through Earache in September 1988.[3]

Track leetin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Side ane
No. Teetle Lenth
1. "The Curse"   3:17
Side twa
No. Teetle Lenth
1. "Musclehead"   0:51
2. "Your Achievement?"   0:06
3. "Dead"   0:04
4. "Morbid Deceiver"   0:45
  • The song Morbid Deceiver is a re-recording of the song Deceiver, originally on the album Scum

Personnel[eedit | eedit soorce]

Credits[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Horsley, Jonathan (2009). "Essential Albums|Europe", Terrorizer Magazine 180, p. 54.
  2. Scaruffi, Piero. "Best heavy-metal albums of all time". Retrieved March 7th, 2011. 
  3. "Napalm Death, From Enslavement to Obliteration". Earache Records. Retrieved 19 January 2009.