Utilitarian - Napalm Death
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  • Summary: The 15th album for the British grindcore band was produced by Russ Russell.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 28, 2012
    80
    After three decades of machine-gunning holy cows and hypocrites, Napalm Death remain on target. [Mar 2012, p.103]
  2. Apr 18, 2012
    80
    With an outfit like Napalm, one looks for the subtle touches, and they're present: clean vocals on "Analysis Paralysis" and "The Wolf I Feed," a psychedelic burst of guitar noise on "Leper Colony." [Mar 2012, p.58]
  3. Feb 28, 2012
    80
    With their traditional sound mixing well with some new elements, Utilitarian marks the next chapter in Napalm Death's impressive career.
  4. Mar 12, 2012
    80
    The result is an album that's constantly looking for new ways to kick your teeth in, reasserting Napalm Death's status as national treasures of the homegrown extreme music scene. [25 Feb 2012, p.51]
  5. Mar 19, 2012
    80
    The group has released many classic albums over its long career, and Utilitarian is easily on par with its very strongest work.
  6. Feb 28, 2012
    60
    Brutal, unrestrained, and unapologetically ferocious, Utilitarian proves Napalm Death certainly aren't going to mellow with age, and fans of their merciless sound wouldn't want them any other way.
  7. Mar 29, 2012
    60
    Long-time fans will appreciate that Napalm haven't toned down their extreme approach to metal.

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  1. Apr 3, 2012
    7
    Latest album of grindcor legends - Napalm's Death "Utilitarian" is not impressive. Nineteen tracks without doubt presents a level unattainable for most followers, but the team set the bar high and as far as gentlemen's recent publication jump over it - so much happiness limit may soon be exhausted. Expand