Not only did we get the new Faith No More single today, but now we’re also getting the good old grind of Napalm Death. Straight off their upcoming album, Apex Predator- Easy Meat. It's called Cesspits and it’s this grimy, powerful, heavy track, that starts off at a sprint, and doesn't let up until it's 3 and a half minutes are through. The new album is set to release January 15th of 2015, so get hyped.
You can listen to it here:
Thanks to Decibel Magazine
Pretty intense, right? Even that album art just gives this grimy, gruesome feeling. Speaking to Decibel Magazine, vocalist Barney Greenway talked about the direction for the single, saying:
"Cesspits is both literally and figuratively about people living in holes. It is perhaps one of the ultimate indignities and one of those things that a blind eye is often turned to. The subject matter called for a very savage delivery, and although there are quite a few musical facets to this song, it doesn't stop letting rip."
As for the new album, Greenway said that it would also be focused on the worse sides of peoples lives, and struggling to get through life, by saying:
“Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album title, but following the Rana Plaza disaster of last year (collapse of a textile sweatshop building in Bangladesh), it spurred me on to try and craft an exposé of slave labour in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up).”
“Some in power like to declare that slavery is consigned to the history books. But if you look beneath the surface it is alive and well in many different forms – it just has a different face now, and exists in ways that may seem ethically ambiguous. Using the terminology of evolution particularly interests us, so in this case the ‘Apex Predator’ represents those who bring the slavery to bear (and capitalise from it), and the ‘Easy Meat’ is of therefore those who feel they have no option but to comply.
“Fittingly, the music on Apex Predator – Easy Meat is punishing. We feel it’s more ambient, more expansive, more unsettlingly discordant than ever, and importantly, still extremely rampant at excessive speed. We hope in every respect – both musically and lyrically – this album will make your eyes burn with the harsh sonics and harsh visions of the dumping ground of globalisation.”
It’s very hardcore subject matter, and the track definitely reflects that. Today has been a big day for singles, so let’s just hope that there’s more to come.