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Studio album by Napalm Death
Released February 27, 2012
Recorded 2011 at Parlour Studios in Kettering
Genre Grindcore, death metal
Length 45:20
Label Century Media
Producer Russ Russell
Napalm Death chronology
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Utilitarian is the fifteenth studio album by British grindcore band Napalm Death. It was released in the UK on 27 February 2012 and globally on 28 February 2012.[1]


Utilitarian was recorded in 2011. A 7" vinyl single for "Analysis Paralysis" was released in January 2012.[2] When asked, vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway stated that he was quite proud of the new album, saying, "The thing you have to consider about Napalm Death is that no two albums sound the same, which is what makes this album unique. Whilst we stick to the same aggressive tone that fans are used to, we also have added other technical elements in it to make it stand out. It's still a rock album, but it's something we do to it to make it fresh."[3]

Track listingEdit

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Circumspect" (Instrumental)  2:17
2. "Errors in the Signals"  Mark "Barney" Greenway, Mitch Harris 3:02
3. "Everyday Pox"  Greenway, Shane Embury 2:12
4. "Protection Racket"  Greenway, Embury 4:00
5. "The Wolf I Feed"  Harris 2:57
6. "Quarantined"  Greenway, Harris 2:47
7. "Fall on Their Swords"  Greenway, Embury 3:57
8. "Collision Course"  Embury 3:14
9. "Orders of Magnitude"  Harris 3:21
10. "Think Tank Trials"  Greenway, Harris 2:27
11. "Blank Look About Face"  Greenway, Harris 3:12
12. "Leper Colony"  Greenway, Embury 3:23
13. "Aim Without an Aim" (Limited edition bonus track)  3:06
14. "Everything in Mono" (Limited edition bonus track)  2:49
15. "Nom de Guerre"  Greenway, Embury 1:07
16. "Analysis Paralysis"  Harris, Embury 3:23
17. "Opposites Repellent"  Greenway, Embury 1:22
18. "A Gag Reflex"  Greenway, Harris 3:30

LP bonus track
No. Title Length
19. "Standardization"   2:45

Japanese bonus track
No. Title Length
19. "It Failed to Explode"   3:39


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Additional personnelEdit

  • John Zorn – saxophone ("Everyday Pox")
  • Russ Russell – production, mixing, engineering, recording, mastering
  • Marc Urselli – engineering ("Everyday Pox")
  • Frode Sylthe – artwork, layout


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