Utopia Banished

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Utopia Banished
Studio album by Napalm Death
Released 23 June 1992
Recorded The Windings, North Wales, February-March 1992
Genre Death metal
Thrash metal
Length 39:04
Label Relativity/Earache
Producer Colin Richardson
Napalm Death chronology
Death by Manipulation
Utopia Banished
The World Keeps Turning
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Utopia Banished is the fourth album by the UK band Napalm Death. The album was released in 1992 by Earache Records. It is the first album featuring Danny Herrera on drums following the departure of Mick Harris.

A limited edition of this album included a 3" bonus CD; the vinyl release included a bonus 7" containing the same material. The version of the album which is currently in print features The DVD as a bonus disc, but does not include the original bonus tracks.

This album proved to be one of their biggest success, peaking at number 8 on the UK chart.

The album features samples of dialogue from the movies They Live and Full Metal Jacket.

In 2012, Earache Records released a remastered edition.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Discordance"   1:26
2. "I Abstain"   3:30
3. "Dementia Access"   2:27
4. "Christening of the Blind"   3:21
5. "The World Keeps Turning"   2:55
6. "Idiosyncratic"   2:35
7. "Aryanisms"   3:08
8. "Cause and Effect (Pt. II)"   2:07
9. "Judicial Slime"   2:36
10. "Distorting the Medium"   1:58
11. "Got Time to Kill"   2:28
12. "Upward and Uninterested"   2:07
13. "Exile"   2:00
14. "Awake (To a Life of Misery)"   2:05
15. "Contemptuous"   4:21
Bonus 3" CD
No. Title Length
1. "One and the Same"   1:50
2. "Sick and Tired"   1:26
3. "Malignant Trait"   2:20
4. "Killing with Kindness"   2:01