Thursday, May 31, 2007

Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence (1987)

Though they were immediately pegged as the runts of the Bay Area thrash metal scene for barely being old enough to drive, Death Angel quickly silenced most critics with their ambitious first album, The Ultra-Violence. Technically on par with many of their older peers, the album still showed a lot of room for growth, however -- especially in the songwriting department. "Evil Priest" and "Kill As One" thrash out convincingly enough, but "Mistress of Pain" and "Voracious Souls" are the only somewhat fully realized songs on the album. And at over ten minutes, the yawn-inducing multi-part title track is the best example of the group's desperate desire to impress with quantity, instead of quality. Thankfully, the band would continue to improve, and subsequent efforts saw them gradually fulfill their promise.

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XMP said...

Hey thanks for this - I love your selections! so much stuff from my past that I love but was stolen/lost at some point. Any chance you have Frolic through the Park?

H. said...

I do have Frolic Thru The Park.
Will add it to list of requests.
Will have it up this weekend. :)

Thanks for the comment!

XMP said...

thanks alot! i know it got played out but I still love 'Bored' :\ cheers

Jorz said...

Hey, downloaded this thinking about Dark Angel but it’s cool nonetheless (and I think a recorded cassette of this passed by me in the early '90s). Thanx! J.

H. said...

Hey Jorz I DO have I think the first 4 Dark Angel albums.
Lemme know if you want. :)


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