If a person was to ever point at a band deemed as an extreme metal institution,then doubtlessly it has to be Napalm Death. With outstanding albums like Scum,FromEnslavement to Obliteration, Harmony Corruption and Enemy of the Music Business,the band has every right to rest on their laurels and record a giveaway album, at which no one will complain. But Barney and his troopers are not your average indijoes who rest on their past accomplishments, and father toddlers.But insted they are mighty beings who bring us another epic of colossal proportions in form of their 14th studio production'' Time Waits For No Slave''.
27 years of grindcore ultra-violence, 27 years of being one of the hardest working, hardest touring bands on this miserable planet, Napalm Death's conviction, energy and belief in outspoken yet extreme music is far from being watered down. With their new album “Time Waits For No Slave” the legendary grinders return stronger than ever! Napalm Death have been on a roll with their last few albums, and this release is no exception. All the trademark NAPALM qualities are included -Barney’s barking, Mitch’s high pitched squeals,Shane’s ferocious bass attack, Danny’s immaculate drumming, and of course the political lyrics that actually make you think with your brain, instead of being just a mindless metal clone.
''Strong Arm” punishes the listener immediately and the classic Barney/Mitch Harris dual vocal combo infiltrates your audio senses. The chaos of all the instruments mesh together perfectly, as ”Diktat” exemplifies the word “extreme.” Unlike any Mortician release, Napalm’s songwriting ability proves that their songs are not just a wall of noise with no thought put into it. The band sometimes writes extremely simple but catchy riffs, such as with “On the Brink of Extinction,” but the simplicity is enjoyable and sticks in your head. A few parts ofTime Waits for No Slave are reminiscent of the underrated Diatribes album, especially on tracks such as “Procrastination on the Empty Vessel.”