This is not only the very first metal concept album, it is quite possibly the greatest metal album of all time. The album runs together in a way that is just incredible. Staggeringly simple and yet it draws you in. I have to say, I’ve read a lot of really dumb lyrics, especially in the metal genre, but Barney’s lyrics are wonderful, addressing the issues of creating such music without any real audience, all conveyed by the most powerful human voice ever and backed by one of the noisiest, ridiculously detuned great bands of all time. Especially amazing when you consider the fact that this band never made anything good before or after this album. If you’re interested in getting to know Napalm Death, this is the only place to look. Everything else, as I’ve clearly stated, sucks.