Was punk dead by the mid-1980s?
No, it had only evolved.
Napalm Death's first album "Scum" is an example of how punk music had evolved from its first days in the 1970s. "Scum" (released in 1987) not only brings the angst and political awareness that have become hallmarks of classic punk music, but also a level of musical proficiency not usually identified with the genre.
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Read my retro-review of "Scum" here: http://bit.ly/2z99Poi