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Harmony Corruption
Studio album by Napalm Death
Released3 September 1990
GenreDaith metal, Grindcore
ProducerScott Burns
Napalm Death chronology
Mentally Murdered
Harmony Corruption
Mass Appeal Madness
Profeesional ratins
Review scores
Springheid Ratin
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Harmony Corruption is the third album bi Napalm Death. It wis released in 1990 on Earache Records. The style o the album wis mair daith metal than grindcore, featurin extremely hivy riffs an deep law vocals. The tracks frae the Mentally Murdered EP are included at the end o early editions o the CD, tho versions nou in prent featur anerlie the staundart eleiven tracks. It is the first Napalm Death album tae featur Mark "Barney" Greenway as the vocalist an Mitch Harris an Jesse Pintado as guitarists, an the last wi Mick Harris on drums.

Richard Johnson, a member o Agoraphobic Nosebleed, says that the wide distribution o Harmony Corruption ensured that it haed a greater impact on the American grindcore scene than earlier Napalm Death efforts.[2]

John Tardy, vocalist o Obituary, an Glen Benton, vocalist o Deicide, provide backin vocals on the track "Unfit Earth" in the later sections.

Thair first UK chairt entry, this album peaked at nummer 67. Leemitit vinyl pressin includit the bonus LP wi live set recordit at I.C.A.

Track leetin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aw sangs written bi Mark "Barney" Greenway an Mitch Harris, except whaur notit.

1."Vision Conquest" (Shane Embury)2:42
2."If the Truth Be Known" (Embury, Greenway)4:12
3."Inner Incineration" (Embury, Jesse Pintado)2:57
4."Malicious Intent" (Embury)3:26
5."Unfit Earth"5:03
6."Circle of Hypocrisy"3:15
7."The Chains that Bind Us" (Embury, Greemway, Harris)4:08
8."Mind Snare"3:42
9."Extremity Retained"2:01
10."Suffer the Children"4:21
11."Hiding Behind" (bonus track)5:15

Frae the Mentally Murdered EP[eedit | eedit soorce]

12."Rise Above"2:42
13."The Missing Link"2:17
14."Mentally Murdered"2:11
15."Walls of Confinement"2:56
16."Cause and Effect"1:26
17."No Mental Effort"4:08

Bonus LP 'Live I.C.A. London June 29 1990'[eedit | eedit soorce]

1."Rise Above" 
3."From Enslavement to Obliteration" 
5."Walls of Confinement" 
6."Instinct of Survival" 
7."Siege of Power" 
8."Avalanche Master Song" (Godflesh cover) 
9."You Suffer?" 

Credits[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Allmusic review
  2. Kevin Stewart-Panko, "Altered States," "Grindcore Special" part 2, Terrorizer #181, March 2009, p. 42-43.