Company: Century Media Release: 2009 Genre: Grindcore Reviewer: Ben McCraw
A veritable riff and blast-beat encyclopedia
The band widely considered to be the founders of the metal sub-genre of Grindcore which encompasses such acts as Carcass, Brutal Truth, and Pig Destroyer-have released one of their best albums to date: "Time Waits For No Slave" a play on words of the saying "Time and tides wait for no man". Fans should expect exactly what Napalm Death is known for, a ferocious sounding record with no lack of substance; the album is a veritable riff and blast-beat encyclopedia. All fourteen tracks including: "Diktat", "Work To Rule", and "A No-Sided Argument" are cohesive--there is no filler used here, and that is as it should be. Napalm are known for writing songs based upon specific issues, this one example being about freedom from coercion. That being said, when you hear a band this passionate about its subject matter you can't help but be passionate with them.