Published Jul 24, 2020Grindcore icons Napalm Death are set to return with their first album in half a decade later this year. Ahead of its arrival, the band have shared the first track from Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism.
"Backlash Just Because" has arrived via a new lyric video, and it can be streamed below.
Of the song, frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway shared the following statement:
This song in particular really spurred me on when I was writing lyrics for the album overall. It's raucous and traditional, but also quirky and discordant and ultimately catchy-as-anything in the context of rampaging noise. Lyrically it was directed at the spiteful art of creating easy targets and fomenting paranoia and revulsion, which is something that I feel has become de rigueur in very recent times. I really let loose on the more sporadic vocals at the end of the song — it's a real barkfest at that point. Lovely.
Listen to "Backlash Just Because" below.
Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism arrives on September 18 through Century Media.