Napalm Death – Harmony Corruption (1990)

Harmony Corruption marked Napalm Death’s first full length descent into the world of death metal. It’s hard to imagine now, but death metal was big bucks back then, so whilst this move was met with legions of new fans, it was also met with an interesting mix of emotions from the band’s longer running fan base.

Harmony Corrupton is a statement; a muddy, catatonic statement gargled out from beneath a thick layer of grime and a bubbling put of leaden tar. Somehow, the production makes one of the fastest bands of the time sound a lot slower. Nevertheless, this album is now considered a death metal classic, and with good reason. Taking it standing alone, it is a wallop of a record, and over and done with in a fairly short run time. Well worth a listen.