The track is called “How The Years Condemn” and comes from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat“, a new record from NAPALM DEATH, coming out on January 27th via Century Media Records.
The band has just booked more dates for 2015 – go here to see the main NAPALM DEATH live shows thread.
That sounds like hyperbole, but it is not. Front to back, Apex Predator – Easy Meat is heavier and groovier than many of the albums that make up ND’s catalog, but it’s also more organic-sounding, and it varies the delivery so much — and in such exciting ways — that the heaviness and grooves are given even greater emphasis. Greenway in particular has adjusted his approach to melodic singing; he now bellows in this tortured Gira-esque howl, and when he uses that tool, it’s absolutely devastating. It also ramps up the intensity when he shifts into the familiar Barney bark — a thing that sounds like fire blasts and razorblades and rage — which has aged unusually well, too. That’s what you’ll hear on the song we’re streaming for you today. “How The Years Condemn” is Napalm Death just pushing everything into the red, just laying waste. That title, though, is straight-up false advertising. The yearscondemn? Maybe for the rest of us they do, but the years don’t seem to affect Napalm Death AT ALL. Well, they haven’t gotten any older, at least. But somehow, they get better. Listen.