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Harmony Corruption
Studio album bi Napalm Death
Released 3 September 1990
Genre Daith metal, Grindcore
Lenth 41:02
Label Combat/Earache
Producer Scott Burns
Napalm Death chronology
Mentally Murdered
(1989)
Harmony Corruption
(1990)
Mass Appeal Madness
(1991)
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, though versions nou in print featur anerlie the staundart eleiven tracks. It is the first Napalm Death album tae feature 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.

Their first UK chairt entry, this album peaked at number 67. Limited 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.

No. Teetle Lenth
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]

No. Teetle Lenth
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]

No. Teetle Lenth
1. "Rise Above"    
2. "Success?"    
3. "From Enslavement to Obliteration"    
4. "Control"    
5. "Walls of Confinement"    
6. "Instinct of Survival"    
7. "Siege of Power"    
8. "Avalanche Master Song" (Godflesh cover)  
9. "You Suffer?"    
10. "Deceiver"    

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.