UK grindcore pioneers Napalm Death are now launching a second promotional track online to promote their 15th studio album “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” on January 26th, 2015.
“How the Years Condemn” follows the release of “Cesspits” in anticipation of the new album.
Napalm Death’s bassist Shane Embury checked in with the following comment about “How the Years Condemn,” the song he wrote:
“Musically I wanted this track to encompass lots of different rhythms and nuances in the short space of time which the song occupies, which I hope we achieve, and that it bursts with an intensity and emotion to match the theme of the lyrics!
Lyrically it’s a departure from the rest of the new album as its self-reflective – a couple of years ago I was hospitalized prior to a very important tour and was forced to miss out on going and had to stay at home. More importantly I realized in the time I was in hospital that I really had to make a choice which was either to carry on down the same path of selfish destruction as I had seen some of my friends embark on or stay around for the people I loved and who loved me!
Yes, it’s a familiar story, no doubt. but it was an awakening for me which I very much needed and shortly after I was blessed with the birth of my daughter so I am glad I made the right decision…
We are not invincible – Nor are we indestructible. There are choices – points of return…“
The track listing for the standard edition of Apex Predator – Easy Meat reads as follows:
01. Apex Predator – Easy Meat
02. Smash A Single Digit
03. Metaphorically Screw You
04. How The Years Condemn
05. Stubborn Stains
06. Timeless Flogging
07. Dear Slum Landlord…
09. Bloodless Coup
10. Beyond The Pale
11. Stunt Your Growth
14. Adversarial / Copulating Snakes
Digital Pre-Orders for Apex Predator – Easy Meat will become available on January 13th, 2015 in North America.