Enemy of the Music Business

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Enemy of the Music Business
Studio album by
Released25 September 2000 (2000-09-25)
Recorded26 May 2000 (2000-05-26)–8 June 2000 (2000-06-08), Parkgate Studios, England
LabelDream Catcher
ProducerSimon Efemey, Russ Russell
Napalm Death chronology
The Complete Radio One Sessions
Enemy of the Music Business
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Chronicles of Chaos9.5/10 stars[2]

Enemy of the Music Business is the ninth studio album by the British band Napalm Death, released in 2000. This album, along with Words from the Exit Wound, are the only Napalm Death studio albums that were released only on CD until 2013. London-based Secret Records has re-issued the album on CD (with covers EP Leaders Not Followers included as bonus tracks) and 180g LP; this is the very last release that has Jesse Pintado actually performing.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Shane Embury, except where noted.

1."Taste the Poison"1:49
2."Next on the List"3:36
3."Constitutional Hell" (Jesse Pintado)2:36
4."Vermin" (Mitch Harris)2:17
5."Volume of Neglect" (Harris)3:20
6."Thanks for Nothing" (Embury, Harris)2:44
7."Can’t Play, Won’t Pay"3:25
8."Blunt Against the Cutting Edge" (Harris)3:03
9."Cure for the Common Complaint" (Embury, Pintado)2:43
10."Necessary Evil" (Embury, Harris)2:56
11."C.S. (Conservative Shithead) Part 2"2:18
12."Mechanics of Deceit"3:21
13."(The Public Get) What the Public Doesn’t Want" (Embury, Pintado)3:14
14."Fracture in the Equation" (Pintado)11:09

CD Re-issue bonus tracks listing (Leaders Not Followers EP)[edit]

1."Politicians" (Raw Power cover)1:45
2."Incinerator" (Slaughter cover)3:21
3."Demoniac Possession" (Pentagram cover)3:13
4."Maggots in Your Coffin" (Repulsion cover)1:36
5."Back from the Dead" (Death cover)2:36
6."Nazi Punks Fuck Off" (Dead Kennedys cover)6:40


Tracks number 7 and 13 are misspelled as "Cant Play Wont Pay" and "(The Public Get) What The Public Doesn't Want" in the back of the album. "Taste The Poison" is credited as "Take The Poison" in the booklet.

"Fracture in the Equation" lasts 3:46. At the end of the song, there is a long silence block from 3:46 to 9:54 and, after that, a secret soundbite comes fading in of a fan introducing himself, just like in the Leaders Not Followers EP and Order of the Leech.


Napalm Death[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Simon Efemey – production
  • Russ Russell – production
  • Sasha Jankovic – engineering
  • Kevin Metcalf – mastering
  • MID – cover artwork
  • Duncan Bullimore – design, additional artwork


  1. ^ Serba, John. Napalm Death: Enemy of the Music Business > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  2. ^ Schwarz, Paul (20 November 2000). "Napalm Death - Enemy of the Music Business". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  3. ^ Adam. "Napalm Death - Enemy of the Music Business". MetalReviews. Retrieved 18 October 2014.