UK Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death are soon to release their new studio album ‘Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism’ on September 18th, 2020 via Century Media Records. Before that the band have shared the album, Napalm Death are now launching a single/video clip for the closing track ‘A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen’.
Napalm Death’s vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway commented about the song/video as follows:
“’A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen’, you could say, is about building and breaking down in the same discordant breath. The building came in the sense of many layers of coruscating industrial ambience, all marching to the beat of a home-made drum kit consisting of rubbish bins, oil drums and industrial screw parts and other bits that Shane could find littered around the studio grounds. The scope and gravity and density just demanded a vocal that was as baritone and anguished as I could push out of myself.”
“The breaking down side of it was the intention to just focus minds to understand that people who traverse continents, suffocate in confined spaces or drown grasping for assistance are as keen to live in dignity and peace – and without violence and hunger – as the rest of us. As ever, quite simply, we are all human beings and if that means anything anymore, a helping hand is the least we can offer.”
The dramatic opening of those DIY pounding drums and screams are almost Biblical. The track carries all the aggression and feeling that Napalm Death usually fill a song with but this time its channelled into the lyrics as the music takes more of a backseat resulting in an atmospheric track that packs a punch.
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