The-Earth-Looks-Flat

Napalm Death - Scum The-Earth-Looks-Flat

August 3, 2018
referencing Scum, LP, Album, Lim, MOSH 3
On their Bandcamp page there is a "Full Dynamic Range" version of Scum! Can anyone tell me anything about this? is it any better or worse? what does "full dynamic range" even mean? Basically is it worth forking out a tenner for it?
The-Earth-Looks-Flat

Napalm Death - Scum The-Earth-Looks-Flat

September 12, 2018
referencing Scum, LP, Album, Lim, MOSH 3
Thanks for such a thorough explanation.
I have recently bought both 'Scum' and 'From Enslavement To Obliteration' in their FDR CD format and to my ears they are somewhat more defined and less muddy if that makes sense, I'm glad I bought them anyway as both are excellent headphone albums.
lisztophobia

Napalm Death - Scum lisztophobia

September 12, 2018
edited 2 months ago
referencing Scum, LP, Album, Lim, MOSH 3
"Full dynamic range" basically indicates that the album hasn't been remastered in the extra loud style that the music industry has been using lately on new releases. It's either made from the original master, or it's remastered in a style that's similar to the way it used to be done in the 1980s & early 90s. The volume of the master is set at a level which preserves as much of the original volume range as possible. The volume isn't being excessively turned up & it isn't being limited to prevent the undesirable distortion that comes with raising the overall volume (a side effect of volume limiting is that it makes the loud parts & quiet parts more similar in volume). If you want it to sound loud, just turn your speaker volume up. Then it'll be loud and you'll hear the dynamics (the differences between quiet parts and loud parts) that were originally intended.

As for whether it's worth buying, or which version is better, that's a matter of taste. Some people can tell the difference between the original master (or a full dynamic range remaster) and an extra loud remaster. Some people can't. Some people prefer one, some people prefer the other. Either based on the way it sounds, or based on the impression of authenticity and artistic intentions. The FDR version would be the one that's generally regarded as a more authentic representation of what the music sounded like when the band recorded & mixed it, since the contrasting volumes of the different sounds on the album haven't been manipulated 20 years after the fact.

If you need a more thorough explanation of what this all means, you can search for articles & discussions about the so-called "Loudness War" which is the theory that music companies are mastering new albums ever louder in order to compete with each other for the customers' attention in public spaces, on the various media channels, etc.
pif2000

Napalm Death - Scum pif2000

April 6, 2018
edited 7 months ago
referencing Scum, LP, Album, Unofficial, MOSH 3
I need one! this one is missing in my collection :) - sell me one pls!
blastfreak

Napalm Death - Scum blastfreak

September 28, 2017
referencing Scum, LP, Album, M/Print, RP, Red, MOSH 3
i know it looks strange...but i have this version in hands and i can assure, it is glossy over the misprint, so the white spot is part of the misprint...don´t know what happened at the printing factory and probably we will never know hahaha
blastfreak

Napalm Death - Scum blastfreak

September 29, 2017
referencing Scum, LP, Album, M/Print, RP, Red, MOSH 3
you are welcome :-) if you check my Napalm Death collection, you see why i can´t sell it to you ;-)
found it on ebay, so just look around, maybe there are more copies out there :-)
Blom1974

Napalm Death - Scum Blom1974

September 28, 2017
referencing Scum, LP, Album, M/Print, RP, Red, MOSH 3
Thank you for clearing this up:=). Just sell me the copy, ha ha:=)
Blom1974

Napalm Death - Scum Blom1974

September 25, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Scum, LP, Album, M/Print, RP, Red, MOSH 3
This don´t look like a misprint. it looks like someone is not taking care of the cover. Old tape or something. The white missing spot under looks suspicious.
Blom1974

Napalm Death - Scum Blom1974

September 27, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Scum, LP, Album, M/Print, RP, Red, MOSH 3
Yes. Maybe you are right. When you see the ending of it and the white damaged spot it dosent look like it. But this maybe has nothing to do with each other. I don´t know:=)
blastfreak

Napalm Death - Scum blastfreak

September 26, 2017
referencing Scum, LP, Album, M/Print, RP, Red, MOSH 3
the cover is still glossy over the misprint. so not rubbed by an old tape or sth...looks more like the printing machine caused the misprint, otherwise the cover wouldn´t be glossy over the misprinted area
JiriSmahel

Napalm Death - Scum JiriSmahel

May 25, 2017
referencing Scum, LP, Album, RE, RM, MOSH003FDR
I've got a copy of this, repress March 17th, 2017 according to Earache website.
enfantterrible

Napalm Death - Scum as reviewed by enfantterrible

May 8, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Scum, LP, Album, Lim, MOSH 3

Back in 1987 it was running the voice through the metal community via fanzines (and other pre-internet methods of communication) that something had happened in the UK, that some band was doing something completely aberrated and unspeakable, something really extreme. Then the news came, it was a band with a rather uncommon name by the time standards, Napalm Death. Everyone wanted to put their ears on this. Cassettes started to came in with the aural news. I remember receiving one from some guy in the UK which i traded for the first Reencarnación album, also recorded on tape. It was the time when the metal community was real, there was an spirit of true communication, in each corner of the globe some band was blowing heads, everything was new and this new sound and enraged spirit was an atmosphere.

Napalm Death debut was a blast for me, and many from my generation, best of all this was a truly "Internationalle" sort of thing, something completely out of hand, tremendously potent, and different whatsoever. A new whole genre was growing out of it: Agathocles, Carcass, Sorethroat and Extreme Noise Terror among others were following the cult, and we were ready to march on along those lines. At least for a little while.
After the initial shock, the influences started to emerge. Hardcore for sure, some punk and thrash metal and a divergent note of pure experimentalism among a plethora of anti stablishment agenda. The music was pretty concrete Abundant feedback noise coming from nonetheless than Justin Broadrick along with Nik Bullen bass amplification, cymbal buzz and the characteristic manic drumming (Often referred as the fastests drummer back then) from Mick Harris were the trick.
These trinity (unknown at the time) among others like Lee Dorrian would be absolutely influential for everything music wise that would be developing in the near future. They will define and will bring an enormous ammount of new sounds, combinations and ideas into the minds of our age. Industrial music and thus electronica will open the gates for many metalheads via Godflesh, Doom Metal will define an agenda with Lee Dorrian´s Cathedral, while Harris and Bullen will create Scorn and later practically create a new genre called Illbient. A myriad of filaments in these gigantic web of influences.

Napalm Death thus, remains as a memory of a time period in which the metal community was open to create things, a springtime alien to stagnation, hungry for creation and new ways. It also resumes the time being in which three different identities and roads converge to create something unconventional and a wave of events that only later will show its developments. Today it is remembered as a potent testimony of youthful lust and the virulence of human creativity when it is truly determined to act. Noise never was so prophetic.

oioimusicdotcom

Napalm Death - Scum oioimusicdotcom

March 18, 2017
referencing Scum, LP, Album, RE, RM, MOSH003FDR
How can it be remastered as it's pressed from the original tapes?
luissidd

Napalm Death - Scum luissidd

March 29, 2017
referencing Scum, LP, Album, RE, RM, MOSH003FDR

Well, the sticker from the cover says taht it's pressed form the original tapes, I guess the "remastered" label its because this is a Full Dynamic Range record.
smersh_-_grindcore

Napalm Death - Scum smersh_-_grindcore

October 8, 2016
referencing Scum, LP, Album, Lim, MOSH 3
i have COLORFILM.COM N 535 on matrix, WTF? Someone can tell me?
falconhelmini

Napalm Death - Scum falconhelmini

November 9, 2016
referencing Scum, LP, Album, Lim, MOSH 3
If it says .com on it it's not a first press that's for sure. Hope you didn't pay much for this.
darskiwi

Napalm Death - Scum darskiwi

June 10, 2016
referencing Scum, LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE, RM, MOSH003PD
MOSH003PD.the tracks A8 and A9 in some parts sound more speed that normal.no is a good pic.sorry
hatfulofelt

Napalm Death - Scum hatfulofelt

June 10, 2016
referencing Scum, CD, Album, RE, D.I. 060
This version's hardly rare, funny how many Wants it currently has.
rose1978

Napalm Death - Scum rose1978

May 7, 2016
referencing Scum, LP, Album, Lim, MOSH 3
A powerful punch in the stomach! The best example of punk-hardcore-grindcore mix!
vinyl_4_all

Napalm Death - Scum as reviewed by vinyl_4_all

April 23, 2016
referencing Scum, LP, Album, Unofficial, MOSH 3
there is also a Clear Vinyl version limited to 200

Sticker on Front:
Lim.Edition
200 x Colored
Vinyl
kjcazier

Napalm Death - Scum kjcazier

May 22, 2015
referencing Scum, LP, Album, Lim, MOSH 3
Aside from previous and current members spawning a list of other bands and influencing even more.... I still bow to Justin Broadrick, Mick Harris & Nik Bullen. Pioneers in everything they do. This album starts the path into the labyrinth of experimental genius. Iconic! RAAAWWW!
Neonknightprowler

Napalm Death - Scum Neonknightprowler

August 7, 2014
referencing Scum, LP, Album, Lim, MOSH 3
lime-green cover, according to Dig. not yellow. Dig it!