Order of the Leech

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Order of the Leech
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Studio album by
Released21 October 2002 (2002-10-21)
RecordedChappel Studios,[1]
South Thoresby
Parkgate Studios, Battle, East Sussex
GenreGrindcore, death metal
ProducerSimon Efemey, Russ Russell
Napalm Death chronology
Order of the Leech
Punishment in Capitals
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Chronicles of Chaos9/10[3]
CMJ New Music ReportFavourable[4]

Order of the Leech is the tenth studio album by the British grindcore band Napalm Death, released in 2002 through Spitfire. Although credited in the line-up, Jesse Pintado never performed;[5] the second guitar is actually Mitch Harris overdubbing, hence marking this album's lineup as today's lineup.[6] "The Great Capitulator" is exactly 2:49. At the end of the song, a long silence follows from 2:50 to 9:56. At 9:57 a soundbite comes fading in of a fan speaking of his attitude to metal music, mentioning bands like Krabathor or Immortal, his speech is then translated in Czech. It is the last album in a trilogy to feature this kind of soundbites, with the others being Leaders Not Followers EP and Enemy of the Music Business.

Track listing[edit]

1."Continuing War on Stupidity"3:11
2."The Icing on the Hate"3:10
3."Forced to Fear"3:34
5."Out of Sight Out of Mind"3:00
6."To Lower Yourself (Blind Servitude)"3:02
7."Lowest Common Denominator"3:19
8."Forewarned Is Disarmed?"2:25
9."Per Capita"2:54
10."Farce and Fiction"2:47
11."Blows to the Body"3:14
12."The Great Capitulator"11:35



  1. ^ http://www.chapelstudios.com/?page=clients2
  2. ^ O'Neill, Brian. Napalm Death: Order of the Leech > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  3. ^ Smit, Jackie (23 June 2003). "Napalm Death - Order of the Leech". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  4. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (11 November 2002). "Napalm Death: Order Of The Leech". CMJ New Music Report. New York: The CMJ Network. 73 (788): 26. ISSN 0890-0795. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. ^ Harris, Mitch (29 April 2005). "Napalm Death: Stronger Than All". The Metal Forge (Interview). Interviewed by Simon Milburn. Mount Ommaney, Queensland. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  6. ^ Freeman, Phil (4 February 2015). "Napalm Death Albums From Worst To Best #11". Stereogum. Hollywood, New York: SpinMedia. Retrieved 1 July 2015.