Napalm Death are an institution to themselves. Unlike many bands, they’ve carried on years after all of the original members left. Starting as an extreme punk band and evolving into a brutal grindcore band, they’ve carved themselves an identity that’s totally unique to them.
“Standardization” from their 2018 album Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs, which is a compilation of tracks from sessions from previous albums. The song itself originates from the time they were writing and recording their 2012 album Utilitarian.
Sure, Napalm Death hasn’t been as adventurous with their sound since the 1990s, but they are still delivering quality tunes. Short, furious and stabbing, “Standardization” has everything in it that made Napalm Death great under its current front man Mark “Barney” Greenway.
Will Napalm Death still be here when all of the members it has now are gone?
I guess that answer is “maybe?” But I think there is a good chance of it. After all, who can imagine a world without Napalm Death?
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