Sep 8 / admin

Napalm Death | How The Years Condem

I am super happy about this collaboration. Of course, because is about Napalm Death, one of my childhood sonic heroes, still hunting my players nowadays as well…but also because this project is so personal. I have experienced on my own skin how a human obsessed / addicted to something can loose the whole attention to some aspects / persons / happenings around him…in his obsession for that “something”. Please note this is not a video anti-alcohol or anti-drugs. The bottle here is a metaphor. There can be obsession for work, for money, for drugs, for many other things.

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“Subject-wise I think this is one of the more open-ended of the tracks that we have in the sense that everybody has their own ideas toward living a vibrant and fulfilling life. To me, Costin expertly captured some elements that can be detrimental to that and keep us in a bubble: becoming progressively stupefied by television / mass media… leaving unnecessary burdens upon another person sharing life with us… only seeing an altered perspective through the bottom of a bottle or suchlike. Don’t misunderstand, this is not an anti-alcohol / intoxicant song – as some might conclude – but more to understand that any form of stimulant that controls us rather us controlling it (from TV to drugs and many things inbetween) really can impair and reduce the quality of life that is possible for our finite time on earth.” – Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway

“How The Years Condemn” I guess is a term that’s used for many reasons – for me I first heard it from a guy who later became a friend of mine in a hospital bed next to me 3 years ago, as we passed the time talking about why we had both ended up there! It was at that point and then the following 6 days afterwards that I said to myself that enough was finally enough! I thought about how lucky I was to be doing what I had always dreamed of doing, and in doing so, the awesome people, friends and loved ones that I had met and who now accompany me on this strange journey called life. To my loved ones I realised I had been selfish and it was time for a change, a realisation that we are not invincible nor are we indestructible.” – Shane Embury

You can order the new Napalm Death album, “Apex Predator”, in different editions HERE.