- Released: September 19, 2006
- Label: Century Media
Q - p.1473 stars out of 5
-- "Even 12 albums in, their righteous fury and defiantly leftist agenda remains intact..."
Alternative Press - p.194
"[A]s ferocious as anything they've ever done....Napalm Death are playing to their strengths as they've always done, roaring forth like a speeding tank..."
CMJ - p.23
"[V]intage Napalm Death, replete with Danny Herrera's blast beats, vocalist Barney Greenway's roar and Mitch Harris' riffs."
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.56
"Napalm's intelligence and courage have never been more smartly elucidated..."
- 2.Sink Fast, Let Go
- 4.Puritanical Punishment Beating
- 5.When All Is Said and Done
- 6.Freedom Is the Wage of Sin
- 7.In Deference
- 9.Identity Crisis
- 10.Shattered Existence
- 11.Eyes Right Out
- 12.Warped Beyond Logic
- 13.Rabid Wolves (For Christ)
- 14.Deaf and Dumbstruck (Intelligent Design)
- 15.Persona Non Grata
- 16.Smear Campaign
Napalm Death: Mark "Barney" Greenway (vocals); Mitch Harris (guitar, background vocals); Shane Embury (bass guitar, background vocals); Danny Herrera (drums).
Personnel: Anneke van Giersbergen (vocals); Mitch Harris (sound effects).
Additional personnel: Anneke van Giersbergen.
Audio Mixer: Russ "Risky Russ" Russell.
Recording information: Foel Studios, Llanfair Caernon, Wales (05/13/2006-06/10/2006).
Photographer: Kevin Estrada.
SMEAR CAMPAIGN, the 2006 follow-up to THE CODE IS RED LONG LIVE THE CODE, finds Napalm Death working off that record's momentum by offering up another furious round of 21st-century grindcore. Recorded in the contrastingly serene Welsh countryside, the album features all of the veteran British metal band's trademarks, most notably Mark "Barney" Greenway's growling vocals and Danny Herrera's pummeling rhythms, as showcased on the fierce anti-religion screed "Fatalist."