"Scum" is the debut album by English grindcore band Napalm Death, which was released in 1987. The two sides of the record were recorded by two different band lineups in sessions separated by about a year, the only musician in both incarnations was the drummer. And both sides are very different, the A-side is influenced heavily by hardcore punk and anarcho-punk, and the B-side has guttural vocals and lower-tuned electric guitars inspired by extreme metal.
Napalm Death is a hardcore metal band from England that was formed in 1981. They are credited as one of the pioneers of the grindcore genre. They incorporate elements of crust punk and death metal, using heavily distorted and down-tuned guitars, grinding overdrive bass, high-speed tempo, blast beats, and vocals that consist of incomprehensible growls or high-pitched shrieks with sociopolitical lyrics. According to the "Guinness World Records," their song "You Suffer" is the shortest song ever recorded, at only 1.3 seconds long.