Holy shot, you thought “Scum” sucked monkeys balls? It does. But “From Enslavement to Obliteration” is just so much worse, in pretty much every regard. Let’s just admit the truth right now, Napalm Death were never a metal band… hell, they aren’t even a grindcore band. And even calling them “war metal” would be too polite.
The “music” Napalm Death plays is best described as shitty nu metal, with very little distinguishing it from the type of turd music released by the likes of Korn, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Trapt and other Roadrunner Records rap rock poser stars.
Napalm Death is a band that manages to make even Gorgoroth and Watain seem competent by comparison. Imagine that!
In a certain way, it’s impressive how they manage to get worse and worse with each passing album… just when you though they had reached rock bottom of commercial poserdom with their worthless debut rightfully titled “Scum”.
There’s nothing redeeming about this “From Enslavement to Obliteration” record at all. It’s a nu metal turd abomination, if there ever was one.
We can mock war metal bands for being boring and derivative all day long, not to mention the “Darth Vader Killer” thing, but at least they know how to play their instruments… Napalm Death can’t even do that!
By the end of this “From Enslavement to Obliteration” album, I was left asking myself the question of why I even bothered giving this turdish nu metal joke a listen. Probably, it was because of all the “hype” surrounding this terrible mediocrity – hype created mostly from Earache Records PR department, how is that for über-anti-capitalist Napalm Death? Basically, all I can say is that this “From Enslavement to Obliteration” album does nothing in conveying some sort of musical experience that isn’t the typical nu metal chugga chugga borefest that you can find on any Korn or Drowning Pool record.
Replace with some actual extreme metal music, like “Withdrawal” or “Bestial War Metal“.