Riff Police! Pull Over! #158: Napalm Death Vs Morbid Angel!

In an alternate Universe, when the SWAT team arrived at Nakatomi Plaza they were forced into retreat by a Corpse paint wearing Giant Troll, dressed in black with spiked wrist guards who was blasting Behemoth from a ghetto blaster. His black toothed grin and poisonous breath enough to repel bullets. But that’s a whole other story and we’re here for Riff Police! Influence is a strange thing and can creep up when you least expect it. In 1989 for seven shows in seven nights, the leading Extreme Metal label at the time Earache Records united Carcass, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower and Napalm Death for The Grindcrusher Tour. A series of events that not only shook the foundations of seven venues across the United Kingdom but that also announced that the scene was changing and there was no longer an Elite; Death Metal and Grindcore bands could share stages. It seems that one little piece of history still had one story left to tell the guitar work from Trey Azagthoth and Richard Brunelle in “Immortal Rites” by Morbid Angel from 1989’s “Altars of Madness” was heard by Napalm Death guitarist Mitch Harris. He then inked the riffs of “When All Is Said And Done” which¬†surfaced from Birmingham’s black lagoon in 2006, taking pride of place on their Century Media released album “Smear Campaign” and they sound a cigarette paper apart…

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