Noise for Music's Sake

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Noise for Music's Sake
Compilation album by Napalm Death
Released 8 July 2003 (2003-07-08)
Recorded Various
Genre Death metal, grindcore
Length 153:34
Label Earache
Producer Various
Napalm Death chronology
Punishment in Capitals
(2002)
Noise For Music's Sake
(2003)
Leaders Not Followers: Part 2
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Noise for Music's Sake is a double-disc compilation by British band Napalm Death. It was released on 8 July 2003 on Earache Records. This album is a retrospective of the band's entire career. The first disc is a best-of compilation; the second disc contains rarities. The booklet includes 20 pages with interviews of band members Shane Embury and Mark "Barney" Greenway. It also includes a guide to all the songs from the second disc, and a complete "Family Tree" detailing every person who was ever in the band.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

No. Title Album Length
1. "The Kill"   Scum 0:20
2. "Scum"   Scum 2:37
3. "You Suffer"   Scum 0:06
4. "Deceiver"   Scum 0:27
5. "Hung"   Fear, Emptiness, Despair 3:48
6. "Antibody"   Greed Killing 2:50
7. "Unchallenged Hate"   Mass Appeal Madness 2:07
8. "Siege of Power"   Suffer The Children 3:32
9. "Greed Killing"   Greed Killing 3:04
10. "Suffer the Children"   Harmony Corruption 4:20
11. "Mass Appeal Madness"   Mass Appeal Madness 3:28
12. "Next of Kin to Chaos"   Words from the Exit Wound 4:08
13. "Judicial Slime"   Utopia Banished 2:37
14. "Lucid Fairytale"   From Enslavement to Obliteration 1:02
15. "If the Truth Be Known"   Harmony Corruption 4:10
16. "Plague Rages"   Fear, Emptiness, Despair 3:50
17. "Social Sterility"   Mass Appeal Madness 1:12
18. "From Enslavement to Obliteration"   From Enslavement to Obliteration 1:35
19. "Lowpoint"   Inside the Torn Apart 3:16
20. "Contemptuous"   Utopia Banished 4:22
21. "Diatribes"   Diatribes 3:50
22. "The Chains that Bind Us"   Harmony Corruption 4:06
23. "Armageddon X 7"   Fear, Emptiness, Despair 3:14
24. "Breed to Breathe"   Breed to Breathe 3:15
25. "The World Keeps Turning"   The World Keeps Turning 3:17
26. "The Infiltraitor"   Words from the Exit Wound 4:30
27. "Nazi Punks Fuck Off"   Nazi Punks Fuck Off! 1:27
Total length:
76:38

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Album Length
1. "Rise Above"   Mentally Murdered 2:41
2. "Missing Link"   Mentally Murdered 2:14
3. "Mentally Murdered"   Mentally Murdered 2:09
4. "Walls of Confinement"   Mentally Murdered 2:55
5. "Cause and Effect"   Mentally Murdered 1:23
6. "No Mental Effort"   Mentally Murdered 4:08
7. "Pride Assassin"   Mass Appeal Madness 2:05
8. "Avalanche Master Song" (featuring Godflesh, live at ICA, London, 29 June 1990)   5:00
9. "One and the Same"   Utopia Banished bonus disc 1:47
10. "Sick and Tired"   Utopia Banished bonus disc 1:24
11. "Malignant Trait"   Utopia Banished bonus disc 2:17
12. "Killing with Kindness"   Utopia Banished bonus disc 2:01
13. "Means to an End"   The World Keeps Turning 2:56
14. "Insanity Excursion"   The World Keeps Turning 2:15
15. "Truth Drug"   Fear, Emptiness, Despair bonus track 3:50
16. "Living in Denial"   Fear, Emptiness, Despair bonus track 2:58
17. "Food Chains"   Coalesce split 3:14
18. "Upward and Uninterested"   Coalesce split 2:24
19. "I Abstain"   At the Gates split 3:33
20. "Politics of Common Sense"   At the Gates split 2:59
21. "Internal Animosity"   Pathological compilation 5:19
22. "Scum"   North Atlantic Noise Attack compilation 2:21
23. "Life"   North Atlantic Noise Attack compilation 0:37
24. "Retreat to Nowhere"   North Atlantic Noise Attack compilation 0:27
25. "Remain Nameless" (Pete Coleman original mixdown)   3:32
26. "Twist the Knife (Slowly)" (Pete Coleman original mixdown)   2:51
27. "Deceiver" (with Swanky's Intro, live in Wakken, Belgium, 11 July 1987)   0:47
28. "The Traitor" (live at The Mermaid, Birmingham, UK, 1 November 1986)   3:23
29. "Abattoir" (live at The Mermaid, Birmingham, UK, 30 March 1986)   3:12
Total length:
76:56

Personnel[edit]

Napalm Death[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Dan Tobin – compiling
  • Mick Kenney – cover illustration, booklet
  • Dom Lawson – liner notes
  • Mick Usher – Napalm Death family tree

References[edit]