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Release date: 1 July 1987
Style: Grindcore

Rating:

7.8 | 190 votes

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01. Multinational Corporations
02. Instinct Of Survival
03. The Kill
04. Scum
05. Caught In A Dream
06. Polluted Minds
07. Sacrificed
08. Stage Of Power
09. Control
10. Born On Your Knees
11. Human Garbage
12. You Suffer
13. Life?
14. Prison Without Walls
15. Point Of No Return
16. Negative Approach
17. Success?
18. Deceiver
19. C.S.
20. Parasites
21. Pseudo Youth
22. Divine Death
23. As The Machine Rolls On
24. Common Enemy
25. Moral Crusade
26. Stigmatized
27. M.A.D.
28. Dragnet

Review
Lyrics (27)


Line-up
Nicholas "Nik Napalm" Bullen - vocals, bass (tracks 1-12)
Justin Karl Michael Broadrick - guitars (tracks 1-12)
Michael John "Mick" Harris - drums
Lee Dorrian - vocals (tracks 13-28)
Bill Steer - guitars (tracks 13-28)
Jim Whiteley - bass (tracks 13-28)

Staff review by
Herzebeth

Rating:
8.4
Classic Monster of Earache Records, Highly Recommended

1987 was the year of Grindcore according to some experts; bands like Agathocles, Extreme Noise Terror and Carcass were haunting the scene with some Demos and EP's by then; but there was a band that was already smothering some ears with a Full Length CD called simply "Scum", a band so tense and so ahead of its time that scared the living *Bleep Noise* out of your parents, and even the people that called themselves "Extreme" in those days had to breathe for a second and say "What the Hell was that?". The name ladies and gentleman, is Napalm Death .

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published 02.09.2006 | Comments (13)

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vezzy - 26.07.2010 at 20:15  
Rating: 8 Relentless grind. A must-have album.
snake? snaaaake! - 11.04.2011 at 16:05  
  Its a strange album because it was recorded by two line ups. The first half is the more focused memorable part, which has more variation. The second part of the album is decent as background music.
BitterCOld - 13.05.2011 at 18:45  
Rating: 8

SCUM. all tracks playing simultaneously.
The Benighted - 18.07.2011 at 20:43  
 
Written by BitterCOld on 13.05.2011 at 18:45



SCUM. all tracks playing simultaneously.

Sounds like a washing machine
Cuca Beludo - 27.12.2011 at 22:13  
  You suffer... But why?

I only understand: urgghhhhh!
@gent_-_orange - 03.04.2012 at 00:24  
Rating: 9 Only a 7.9 average for this album? It should be a bit higher IMO.

I remember hearing this for the first and I was taken aback by how extreme and volatile it all was, So I can only imagine the impact it had when it first came out, A legendary release.
Cuca Beludo - 07.05.2012 at 19:20  
  Quick trivia: Has anyone noticed the mc donalds logo near "Scum"?
Mr. Doctor - 07.05.2012 at 19:55  
 
Written by Guest on 07.05.2012 at 19:20

Quick trivia: Has anyone noticed the mc donalds logo near "Scum"?


Not that surprising. Look at a big picture of the album and you'll see many other logos like Ford, Coca Cola, Nestle, IBM, GM, ICI and I think there's a chevrolet one...
Cynic Metalhead - 07.05.2012 at 20:05  
  ND ate all the big brands way back in 1987. They have their own brand, glory and powerful marketing strategies.
Cuca Beludo - 07.05.2012 at 22:02  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 07.05.2012 at 19:55

Written by Guest on 07.05.2012 at 19:20

Quick trivia: Has anyone noticed the mc donalds logo near "Scum"?


Not that surprising. Look at a big picture of the album and you'll see many other logos like Ford, Coca Cola, Nestle, IBM, GM, ICI and I think there's a chevrolet one...


Indeed Perhaps I'm outdated.
pojechany - 26.06.2012 at 14:47  
Rating: 4 Maybe i simply don't understand that kind of music, but for me it's brutality without a point. I can hear no lyrics just "uughhh" and "aaagghhhrrr". And most disturbing parts of that album are blasts, I just hate them, the most unoriginal drum beat ever in my opinion.
Troy Killjoy - 26.06.2012 at 16:03  
 
Written by pojechany on 26.06.2012 at 14:47
Maybe i simply don't understand that kind of music, but for me it's brutality without a point. I can hear no lyrics just "uughhh" and "aaagghhhrrr". And most disturbing parts of that album are blasts, I just hate them, the most unoriginal drum beat ever in my opinion.

Evidently extreme metal is just not for you.

EDIT: Didn't see your age at first. There's still a chance you'll grow into this stuff, but don't force it. Start with some "easier" bands to get into before jumping into something like grindcore.
!J.O.O.E.! - 26.06.2012 at 16:33  
Rating: 5 To be honest I'm not a great fan of this album either. Just not appealing in the slightest.
Troy Killjoy - 26.06.2012 at 16:51  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 26.06.2012 at 16:33
Just not appealing in the slightest.

Ya I wasn't meaning to imply this is some kind of masterpiece that he'll grow into, but his comment seemed indicative of disliking harsh vocals and typical extreme metal drumming techniques so I figured a grind album really wouldn't be the best place to start.

Unless you're vezzy, of course.
pojechany - 26.06.2012 at 23:06  
Rating: 4
Written by Troy Killjoy on 26.06.2012 at 16:51

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 26.06.2012 at 16:33
Just not appealing in the slightest.

Ya I wasn't meaning to imply this is some kind of masterpiece that he'll grow into, but his comment seemed indicative of disliking harsh vocals and typical extreme metal drumming techniques so I figured a grind album really wouldn't be the best place to start.

Unless you're vezzy, of course.


In my case it's not about harsh vocals themselves, just "grind" type of them. I love really deep Death Metal growl like in Vader, or Amon Amarth when i can hear something, even sometimes in Funeral Doom when they sounds like some kind of instrument, or in Black Metal when they're part of an atmosphere. In grindcore (that little part I've heard) i find them disturbing. I'm trying to find something cool or/and positive in every kind of metal (even in deathcore), but i have problem with that genre. Is there some band that i can better start with?
Boxcar Willy - 26.06.2012 at 23:43  
 
Written by BitterCOld on 13.05.2011 at 18:45

SCUM. all tracks playing simultaneously.

Sounds like something that Joe'd like
!J.O.O.E.! - 27.06.2012 at 00:30  
Rating: 5
Written by Boxcar Willy on 26.06.2012 at 23:43
SCUM. all tracks playing simultaneously.


Yeah it's quite not bad, sounds like something The Gerogerigegege would make:


(awesome album)
Troy Killjoy - 27.06.2012 at 05:27  
 
Written by pojechany on 26.06.2012 at 23:06
Is there some band that i can better start with?

Not sure if you want grindcore suggestions or deathcore suggestions. :s
pojechany - 27.06.2012 at 13:35  
Rating: 4
Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.06.2012 at 05:27

Written by pojechany on 26.06.2012 at 23:06
Is there some band that i can better start with?

Not sure if you want grindcore suggestions or deathcore suggestions. :s


grindcore
Mr. Doctor - 27.06.2012 at 16:27  
 
Written by pojechany on 27.06.2012 at 13:35

Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.06.2012 at 05:27

Written by pojechany on 26.06.2012 at 23:06
Is there some band that i can better start with?

Not sure if you want grindcore suggestions or deathcore suggestions. :s

grindcore


Personally... I would say Pig Destroyer is a great band that embodies the idea of more mature grindcore (this doesn't say I consider Napalm Death stupid, not at all). It has everything grindcore is known for which would be fast and short tracks, agressive vocals, blast beats etc etc... but taken in another level. Like this.
pojechany - 27.06.2012 at 18:49  
Rating: 4
Written by Mr. Doctor on 27.06.2012 at 16:27


Personally... I would say Pig Destroyer is a great band that embodies the idea of more mature grindcore (this doesn't say I consider Napalm Death stupid, not at all). It has everything grindcore is known for which would be fast and short tracks, agressive vocals, blast beats etc etc... but taken in another level. Like this.


Thanks, they seem to be more interesting for me, I'll definitely check them soon.
Mr. Doctor - 27.06.2012 at 21:10  
 
Written by pojechany on 27.06.2012 at 18:49

Thanks, they seem to be more interesting for me, I'll definitely check them soon.


That being said.... I will also tell you that you can't really think that all Napalm Death albums will sound like their debut. Hell no, the difference in sound is immense nowdays.
Just listen to this track from their second to last album.

And just because I enjoy talking about Pig Destroyer (they are my favorite grindcore band after all)... this is another killer track.
pojechany - 27.06.2012 at 22:24  
Rating: 4 I've decided to start to listen to grindcore with the most known band and album of that genre, apparently it was a mistake. Clearly Napalm Death isn't for me (even the new stuff, witch is way better in my opinion, but still not for me), and Pig Destroyer seems to be really interesting and cool. Thanks again.
Mr. Doctor - 27.06.2012 at 22:39  
 
Written by pojechany on 27.06.2012 at 22:24

I've decided to start to listen to grindcore with the most known band and album of that genre, apparently it was a mistake. Clearly Napalm Death isn't for me (even the new stuff, witch is way better in my opinion, but still not for me), and Pig Destroyer seems to be really interesting and cool. Thanks again.


No problem. If you have some questions regarding grindcore just ask. I'm not that much of an expert but I do enjoy it a lot and know a couple of good bands.
Troy Killjoy - 28.06.2012 at 04:33  
 
Written by pojechany on 27.06.2012 at 22:24
Pig Destroyer

It seems you've been given at least one solid suggestion so far, but you can't go wrong with a few others: Nasum, Misery Index, Cephalic Carnage, and Leng Tch'e.
Mr. Doctor - 28.06.2012 at 13:26  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 28.06.2012 at 04:33

Written by pojechany on 27.06.2012 at 22:24
Pig Destroyer

It seems you've been given at least one solid suggestion so far, but you can't go wrong with a few others: Nasum, Misery Index, Cephalic Carnage, and Leng Tch'e.


+1023453486239534 for Nasum tbh...

But yeah... the others you mentioned are cool too!


Also... the dude might like Brutal Truth. I would suggest the latest two:
- Evolution Through Revolution
- End Time which probably was my favoeite grindcore of 2012... Dudes are pretty forward thinking in those two albums.
Cüca Beludo - 10.08.2012 at 22:58  
  Tokio Anal Dinamite....
megadeath13 - 17.11.2012 at 15:19  
  A somewhat irritating album, musically not really good. But you cant deny the fact that its a legendary album in the Grindcore scene.
Misfit74 - 18.11.2012 at 06:51  
  I still have my first pressing of this. Minus the vinyl. Grrr...
NocturnalStalker - 22.08.2013 at 17:26  
Rating: 7 Pretty good album, but I prefer their albums with Barney Greenway on vocals.
pkillerjp - 25.02.2014 at 20:49  
 
Written by pojechany on 27.06.2012 at 13:35

Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.06.2012 at 05:27

Written by pojechany on 26.06.2012 at 23:06
Is there some band that i can better start with?

Not sure if you want grindcore suggestions or deathcore suggestions. :s


grindcore



Brutal Truth- Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses is a very great grind core album to start with. It's their classic debut, and it mixes pure grind with a bit of slower death paced stuff, the song writing is also catchy and their vocalist is wayyy better than what you hear on Scum.
deadone - 26.02.2014 at 00:27  
Rating: 5 Nasum had some good stuff as did Pig Destroyer.

Napalm Death is actually best tackled from their later discography. Their early stuff certainly isn't up to my tastes (hence I sold it all for $3 a CD).
pkillerjp - 05.03.2014 at 20:04  
 
Written by deadone on 26.02.2014 at 00:27

Nasum had some good stuff as did Pig Destroyer.

Napalm Death is actually best tackled from their later discography. Their early stuff certainly isn't up to my tastes (hence I sold it all for $3 a CD).



I actually like the first 2, because the goal was to obliterate everything in it's path and they succeed, and with repeated listens the giant thick riffs really start to stand out..however, they did get very interesting again with the newer releases--particularly The Code is Red and after... I can't really stomach any of the mid career experimental period.
Lit. - 05.03.2014 at 20:15  
 
Written by deadone on 26.02.2014 at 00:27

Napalm Death is actually best tackled from their later discography. Their early stuff certainly isn't up to my tastes (hence I sold it all for $3 a CD).

This. Their early stuff (grind or death) is just dull, and You Suffer is the only memorable song on here.

Stuff like The Code Is Red, Smear Campaign and Utilitarian... now that is good ND.

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