Napalm Death ‎– Legacy Was Yesterday

Decibel Flexi Series ‎– DB005
Flexi-disc, 7", Single Sided, Limited Edition, 45 RPM


A Legacy Was Yesterday



Recorded at Rapture Audio
Published by Copyright control
© 2011 Napalm Death

Dedicated to Phil Vane: A life spent being bloody chuffed.

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September 23, 2014
I stopped buying new Napalm Death records a couple of studio albums ago, because the content was becoming repetitive and I felt the quality was decreasing... (Notice I have almost everything from "Scum" to "Enemy of the music business", so maybe more of the same wasn't needed?)
Just by curiosity and will of grinding update, let's put an hear on something they recently put to light. This will be a flexi-record released by Decibel magazine and apparently only available with a copy of this mag I never read... (But I found an Mp3 on a blog, and no one screamed when my mouse touched the "Download" button (Maybe it's not so illegal after all?))
It contains an only song entitled "Legacy was yesterday": That begins in a mid-placed and quite mechanical hardcore manner, then comes a quite cool grind/crust riff, this kind of old school energetic power-chord stuff that can kick some ass! (The drums could be blasting and make the music more kicking, but it remains fast in a "dbeat" manner). Then you hear some crust, more angry screams and a bit of blasts, not bad... We're located in the middle of the song, and the second half repeats the same program.
There's no real difference from the last records Napalm has released, expect very few blasts are used. It's not a bad song, it sounds quite kicking, and contains nice angry parts, but it's not sooo good and I don't feel super-thrilled. On one hand I feel it's a routine for them to compose this kind of song, on the other hand maybe they wanted to come back to some "Peel sessions" spirit with a not-so-produced recording...
I secretly hope NAPALM DEATH would comeback to something more experimental, and insert more industrial, strange, or new influences in the middle of their grindcore/ death metal based music... But apparently you can't always get what you want.