Countless, revered extreme music acts release their best efforts at the onset of their existence, oftentimes just three albums deep. Napalm Death, however, is aging like a fine wine. The grindcore progenitors released one of their best releases 16 albums into the act’s career with 2020’s Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism. The Birmingham bruisers are now poised to release a follow-up mini-album, Resentment Is Always Seismic — A Final Throw Of Throes, and it’s clear that the seasoned veterans are on top of their game and as exciting as ever. Resentment Is Always Seismic is essentially a partner recording to Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism. The Slab! cover, a stand out, was a bold choice, and Napalm does justice to the industrial/electronic rock band’s late eighties song. The selection shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. The source track’s rumbly bass-heavy and ambient nature go hand in hand with the bands longstanding inclination for left-field, mind-bending music, and the unit has experimented with such specific sounds since Fear, Emptiness, Despair and Diatribes. The legendary English group has always gone out on a limb. The adventurous, brave moves have most certainly paid off over time. Napalm Death has never sounded so fierce and confident in its ability to flex its musical muscles across an incredibly broad cross-section of styles. If Resentment Is Always Seismic — A Final Throw Of Throes is any indication of what’s ahead, Napalm Death has a lot more to offer down the road, and the grindcore icons are still capable of expanding the boundaries of extremity.
2. Resentment Always Simmers
3. By Proxy
4. People Pie
5. Man Bites Dogged
6. Slaver Through A Repeat Performance
7. Don’t Need It
8. Resentment Is Always Seismic (Dark Sky Burial Dirge)