Order of the Leech

Order of the Leech is the tenth studio album by the British grindcore band Napalm Death, released in 2002 through Spitfire. Although credited in the line-up, Jesse Pintado never performed.[5] The second guitar is actually Mitch Harris overdubbing, hence marking this album's lineup as today's lineup.[6] "The Great Capitulator" is exactly 2:49. At the end of the song, a long silence follows from 2:50 to 9:56. At 9:57 a soundbite comes fading in of a fan speaking of his attitude to metal music, mentioning bands like Krabathor or Immortal. His speech is then translated in Czech. It is the last album in a trilogy to feature these kinds of soundbites, with the others being Leaders Not Followers EP and Enemy of the Music Business.

Order of the Leech
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Studio album by
Released21 October 2002 (2002-10-21)
RecordedChappel Studios,[1]
South Thoresby
Parkgate Studios, Battle, East Sussex
GenreGrindcore, death metal
Length44:39
LabelSpitfire
ProducerSimon Efemey, Russ Russell
Napalm Death chronology
The DVD
(2001)
Order of the Leech
(2002)
Punishment in Capitals
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Chronicles of Chaos9/10[3]
CMJ New Music ReportFavourable[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Continuing War on Stupidity"3:11
2."The Icing on the Hate"3:10
3."Forced to Fear"
  • Embury
3:34
4."Narcoleptic"
  • Greenway
  • Embury
2:28
5."Out of Sight Out of Mind"
  • Greenway
  • Harris
3:00
6."To Lower Yourself (Blind Servitude)"
  • Greenway
  • Embury
3:02
7."Lowest Common Denominator"
  • Greenway
  • Embury
3:19
8."Forewarned Is Disarmed?"
  • Greenway
  • Embury
2:25
9."Per Capita"
  • Greenway
  • Harris
2:54
10."Farce and Fiction"
2:47
11."Blows to the Body"
  • Greenway
  • Pintado
3:14
12."The Great Capitulator"
  • Greenway
  • Harris
11:35

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chapel Studios".
  2. ^ O'Neill, Brian. Napalm Death: Order of the Leech > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  3. ^ Smit, Jackie (23 June 2003). "Napalm Death - Order of the Leech". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  4. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (11 November 2002). "Napalm Death: Order Of The Leech". CMJ New Music Report. New York: The CMJ Network. 73 (788): 26. ISSN 0890-0795. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. ^ Harris, Mitch (29 April 2005). "Napalm Death: Stronger Than All". The Metal Forge (Interview). Interviewed by Simon Milburn. Mount Ommaney, Queensland. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  6. ^ Freeman, Phil (4 February 2015). "Napalm Death Albums From Worst To Best #11". Stereogum. Hollywood, New York: SpinMedia. Retrieved 1 July 2015.