Harmony Corruption

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Harmony Corruption
Harmony Corruption.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 July 1990 (1990-07-01)
StudioMorrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida, United States
GenreDeath metal, grindcore
Length41:02
LabelEarache, Combat
ProducerScott Burns, Napalm Death
Napalm Death chronology
Mentally Murdered
(1989)
Harmony Corruption
(1990)
Mass Appeal Madness
(1991)
Singles from Harmony Corruption
  1. "Suffer the Children"
    Released: August 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Harmony Corruption is the third studio album by Napalm Death, released in 1990 on Earache Records.

The style of the album was more death metal than grindcore, featuring extremely heavy riffs and deep low vocals.

The album was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida, where since many classic death metal albums have been recorded. Florida death metallers Glen Benton from Deicide and John Tardy from Obituary were guest vocalists for the song "Unfit Earth".[citation needed]

The tracks from the Mentally Murdered EP,[2] are included at the end of early editions of the CD, though versions now in print feature only the standard eleven tracks.[citation needed]

It is the first Napalm Death album to feature Mark "Barney" Greenway as the vocalist and Americans Mitch Harris and Jesse Pintado as guitarists, and the last with Mick Harris on drums.[citation needed]

Richard Johnson, a member of Agoraphobic Nosebleed, says that the wide distribution of Harmony Corruption ensured that it had a greater impact on the American grindcore scene than earlier Napalm Death efforts.[3]

Their third UK chart entry, this album peaked at number 67. Limited vinyl pressing included the bonus LP with live set recorded at I.C.A.[citation needed]

In 2012, Earache Records released remastered edition, containing bonus tracks.[citation needed]

The track "Suffer the Children" was released as single on vinyl and CD, which features the non-album tracks "Siege of Power" and "Harmony Corruption".[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Vision Conquest"Shane EmburyEmbury2:42
2."If the Truth Be Known"Embury, Mark GreenwayEmbury4:12
3."Inner Incineration"EmburyJesse Pintado2:57
4."Malicious Intent"EmburyEmbury3:26
5."Unfit Earth"GreenwayMick Harris5:03
6."Circle of Hypocrisy"GreenwayMick Harris3:15
7."The Chains that Bind Us"Embury, GreenwayMick Harris4:08
8."Mind Snare"GreenwayMitch Harris3:42
9."Extremity Retained"GreenwayMick Harris2:01
10."Suffer the Children"GreenwayMick Harris4:21
CD bonus track
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
11."Hiding Behind"GreenwayMick Harris5:15

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak position
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 67

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. Napalm Death: Harmony Corruption > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Napalm_Death/Suffer_the_Children/17127
  3. ^ Kevin Stewart-Panko, "Altered States," "Grindcore Special" part 2, Terrorizer #181, March 2009, p. 42-43.
  4. ^ "Napalm Death 'Suffer the Children'". Earache.com. Earache. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Napalm Death | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 11 October 2014.