There exist few bands in any genre putting out relevant albums that stand against their efforts from decades prior. Napalm Death helped birth the chaotic grindcore genre with their 1987 debut, Scum. Their newest album, Apex Predator — Easy Meat, showcases an act with plenty of venom left to spew. Their brand of metallic mayhem has evolved into something a little more moshable, but their sense of organized musical chaos remains firmly intact. The group’s vitriolic lyrical approach takes the political and social ills of a decaying society to task on tracks such as “Bloodless Coup” and “Metaphorically Screw You.” Vocalist Barney Greenway’s paint-stripping barks sound even angrier now than in 1990, when he made his vocal debut as a 20-year-old British kid on Napalm Death’s third album, Harmony Corruption.
Sun., Feb. 22, 5 p.m., 2015
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