World Downfall
World Downfall
Album info
ReleaseNovember 13, 1989
Recorded1988-1989 at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida
LabelEarache, Relativity
ProducerDavid Vincent

World Downfall is the debut album by the American grindcore band Terrorizer. It was released on Earache Records in 1989.

Album informationEdit

World Downfall is regarded as one of the most influential grindcore albums ever: it showcases crunchy, heavily distorted guitar riffs and extremely fast and precise blast beats in addition to growling, harsh vocals and lyrics dealing with social issues, features that would become a standard among grindcore music, as of the cover art, which is similar to Napalm Death's Scum depicting a collage of islamic terrorists, nuclear power plant, dead bodies and Jesus rising. About a third of the songs were actually Nausea material, the previous band of vocalist Oscar Garcia. The album was released in 1989 when the band had already split-up, with members Jesse Pintado, David Vincent and Pete Sandoval going respectively to seminal death metal bands Napalm Death and Morbid Angel.

The song "Fear of Napalm" was featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned and the song "Dead Shall Rise" was on the soundtrack for the video game Splatterhouse.

Track listingEdit

  1. "After World Obliteration" - 3:30
  2. "Storm of Stress" - 1:28
  3. "Fear of Napalm" - 3:01
  4. "Human Prey" - 2:08
  5. "Corporation Pull-In" - 2:22
  6. "Strategic Warheads" - 1:38
  7. "Condemned System" - 1:22
  8. "Resurrection" - 2:59
  9. "Enslaved by Propaganda" - 2:14
  10. "Need to Live" - 1:17
  11. "Ripped to Shreds" - 2:52
  12. "Injustice" - 1:28
  13. "Whirlwind Struggle" - 2:16
  14. "Infestation" - 1:56
  15. "Dead Shall Rise" - 3:06
  16. "World Downfall" - 2:37


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