Napalm Death is a grindcore/death metal band formed in 1982 in England. The group are generally acknowledged to have been the first group to invent the grindcore genre, a fusion of thrash metal and hardcore punk. However, the band progressed from these beginnings after their first two albums and became a death metal sounding band. There are no original members left in the band. Indeed, the early history of the band is one of constant member rotation - by the second side of their debut album Scum, they did not contain any original members.