Napalm Death / Smear Campaign
Album: Smear Campaign   Collection:General
Artist:Napalm Death   Added:Nov 2006
Label:Century Media  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-12-31 Pull Date: 2007-03-04 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Mar 4 Feb 18 Feb 11 Feb 4 Jan 28 Jan 21 Jan 14 Jan 7
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 2 4 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 28, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
Warped Beyond Logic
4. Feb 10, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Deaf And Dumbstruck (Intelligent Design0
2. Feb 17, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Shattered Existence
5. Jan 31, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
Eyes Right Out
3. Feb 16, 2007: Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks
Shattered Existence
6. Jan 29, 2007: Headcleaner
Warped Beyond Logic

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-01-10
Grindcore with hints of death metal. Pummeling, tight, great screams!! I love when there are 2 vocalists. They mix in some different sounds which is cool – some industrial sounds, some choir (don’t worry, not very often), and some electronic bleeping in track 9. Hard to pick clear favorites. Short FCC track 4.

1. Intro – samples of a speaker and a crowd? keyboard, choral, band, and industrial sounds – slow.
*2. Uber-heavy and fast track. Demonic high-pitched pissed-off vocals along with a lower growl/scream, and a brief black metal “dregs for the appointed” – Damn this is good. “Sink fast, let go”
3. Sounds similar to 2, but not as varied or chaotic.
4. Pummeling – catchy drum and guit riffs. FCC “fucking shit” at 1:16 left.
5. Brief industrial intro – starts with more rock-like drums, then more complicated – guitar switches back and forth between two riffs. Good screams at 1:50 in.
*6. Kick-ass drum and guitar start. Awesome rhythms. Wicked, brutal vocals.
**7. More grinding, fast pummeling. Similar chaos as track 2, lots of changeups. Female speaking twice, high female choir singing at end.
8. Straight-forward track, growling vox. Quick screechy bass solo 36 seconds in. Breakdown is almost death metal?
9. Feedback and electronic bleeping intro, scream, guitar riffage, grunting. One of the simpler tracks here though technical.
*10. Amazing. Some of the most brutal vocals. Great song. Aweeeesome ending.
**11. Gallop start, super fast, snarling vox, insane drumming. Good change-ups. Chaotic and a little more melodic than other tracks.
*12. Another super fast and all-over/chaotic track. I wanna sing along and no way in hell could I pick that fast. Holy crap cool guitar. *13. Ripping, tight, shortest track, snarling vox.
14. Go!! Go!!!! Amazing singing – the rhythms and… Oh just listen. Read the lyrics online somewhere ‘cuz they’re very good.
15. Good guitar riff start, track continues to pummel and grind. Whoa there’s some weird sound with the vox at about 1 minute in – vocoder??
16. Starts slow (for these guys). Choir sounds and singing with heavy band. Ends with angry crowd chant. Starts fading on a wind-sound with 40 seconds left.

Track Listing
1. Weltschmerz   9. Identity Crisis
2. Sink Fast, Let Go   10. Shattered Existence
3. Fatalist   11. Eyes Right Out
4. Puritanical Punishment Beating   12. Warped Beyond Logic
5. When All Is Said And Done   13. Rabid Wolves (For Christ)
6. Freedom Is The Wage Of Sin   14. Deaf And Dumbstruck (Intelligent Design0
7. In Deference   15. Persona Nan Grata
8. Short-Lived   16. Smear Campaign