Fear, Emptiness, Despair

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Fear, Emptiness, Despair
Studio album by Napalm Death
Released 31 May 1994 (1994-05-31)
Recorded October 1993 (1993-10)–November 1993 (1993-11) at Parr St. Studios, Liverpool, England and November 1993 (1993-11)–December 1993 (1993-12) at Jacob Studios, Surrey, England
Genre Death metal,[1] grindcore[1]
Length 45:38
Label Earache, Columbia
Producer Pete Coleman, Napalm Death
Napalm Death chronology
Nazi Punks Fuck Off
(1993)
Fear, Emptiness, Despair
(1994)
Greed Killing
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 5/5 stars[citation needed]
MetalReviews 86/100[2]
Raw 5/5 stars[citation needed]

Fear, Emptiness, Despair is the fifth album by British grindcore band Napalm Death, released on 31 May 1994. Originally titled Under Rule,[3] the album is notable for its extensive use of midpaced songs[4] and elaborate music structures, similar to previous albums such as Utopia Banished and Harmony Corruption.[1]

Mortal Kombat soundtrack[edit]

The inclusion of Napalm Death's "Twist the Knife (Slowly)" in the Mortal Kombat soundtrack brought the band further acclaim.[5] The soundtrack scored a Top 10 position on the Billboard 200 chart,[6] and went platinum in less than a year.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Twist the Knife (Slowly)"   Shane Embury Mitch Harris 2:52
2. "Hung"   Embury, Mark Greenway Harris, Embury 3:49
3. "Remain Nameless"   Embury Jesse Pintado 3:33
4. "Plague Rages"   Embury Embury 3:51
5. "More than Meets the Eye"   Greenway Embury 3:55
6. "Primed Time"   Greenway Harris, Embury 3:28
7. "State of Mind"   Embury Embury 3:32
8. "Armageddon X 7"   Greenway Harris 3:16
9. "Retching on the Dirt"   Greenway Embury, Harris 2:59
10. "Fasting on Deception"   Embury Pintado 3:48
11. "Throwaway"   Greenway Pintado 3:42
Digipak CD bonus tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
12. "Truth Drug"   Greenway Embury 3:51
13. "Living in Denial"   Embury Pintado 3:02

Personnel[edit]

Napalm Death[edit]

Production personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Birchmeier, Jason. "((( Fear Emptiness Despair > Overview )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Goat. "Napalm Death - Fear, Emptiness, Despair". MetalReviews. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "NAPALM DEATH". Earache Records. Retrieved 13 October 2008. 
  4. ^ Mudrian, Albert (2004). Choosing Death: the Improbable History of Death Metal and Grincore. Los Angeles, CA: Feral House. Page 194.
  5. ^ "Artists :: NAPALM DEATH". MusicMight. Retrieved 14 October 2008. 
  6. ^ "Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales". Billboard. Retrieved 14 October 2008. [dead link]
  7. ^ "GOLD AND PLATINUM - Searchable Database". RIAA. Retrieved 14 October 2008.