Ironically, it was Flynn who replaced Fua in an earlier incarnation of the band. Shooter Sean Killian - vocals Phil Demmel - guitar Ray Vegas - guitar Deen Dell - bass Mark Hernandez - drums This is the bands last audio recording, these 3 songs were going to be the new Vio-Lence stuff. If you do like Bay Area Thrash as a rule, then of course you should give Vio-lence a try and this album certainly is a strong effort by Vio-lence that is worth exploring. . Aside from the troubling vocal, the problem with this album is the length is way too short, but overall, this one is an enjoyable piece of thrash classic.
Relatively unknown, Vio-lence is worth to buy for the astonishing riffs pattern, and definitely a great stuff to blow your speaker out and annoy the neighbor. The title track began with a slaughtering rhythm and the usual reverbed vocal. Musically however, the album is of a very high standard and there are no complaints to be made in terms of talent or quality. Eternal Nightmare, their seven track long debut studio album was released in 1988, one of the most celebrate years amongst Thrash enthusiasts, and has went on to become something of a cult classic and fan favourite. At seven tracks, the record is strong, lean and there is no filler or weak material to spoil you enjoyment.
Soon after releasing their demo tape they entered the studio to record their debut album, called Eternal Nightmare, a seven track album released in 1988. The Take 1 for All God Dies is played down tuned, and the Take 2 is played in the standard tuning. Take It as You Will 12. World in a World 5. While Flynn and Demmel's dramatic riffs play is one of the strong points of the album, the lack of originality and Sean Killian's weak singing is probably the dry hole. All Good Dies and Put Them In finally didn't make the album.
Their first album Eternal Nightmare was a faster and more hammering example of the second wave Bay Area Thrash bands like Heathen and Forbidden, only without as many of the progressive tendencies of those bands, and their third album Nothing To Gain started to incorporate slower speeds and groove metal elements like a lot of Thrash Bands did when the musical climate shifted in the nineties. In April 2003 the band's second guitarist, Phil Demmel, joined Flynn in Machine Head as a fulltime member after previously serving there as a temporary guitarist. Today the album still remains arguable the go-to record for potential Vio-lence converts. Eternal Nightmare suffered in lack of promotion despite being well accepted by the thrash audience, and critics. Calling in the Coroner 4. The band reunited in late 2001, initially planning only a few shows as part of the tribute to 's Chuck Billy, but things went better than expected and the band decided to reunite, with the classic lineup save guitarist Troy Fua replacing Flynn. After establishing a secure line-up with Phil Demmel and Robb Flynn on guitars, Dean Dell on bass, Perry Strickland on drums and Sean Killian on vocals, they released a demo tape on Mechanic Records in 1986.
What makes this album important to me is solely for the contribution of Robb Flynn which I've admired since his days in Forbidden. This is the first recording with Sean Killian on vocals. Troy Fua is one of the guitarists. The band broke up shortly after the release of their fourth album 1993's Nothing To Gain , with Flynn emerging in the very successful a year later. Together with the band Forbidden, they were labelled the new promises of Bay Area thrash and in 1989 they struck a deal with Megaforce Records to release their second album, titled Oppressing The Masses.
How much you will enjoy the record depends entirely on what you wanted to get out of it in the first place. This is a brilliantly constructed Thrash album and if you are listening to it on its own merits you will likely find it to be a fine addition to your collection. Most of the songs here are consistently awesome and the solo guitars are just thrilling. Firstly; because you are a fan of Machine Head and are curious to hear the band that featured Phil Demmel and Rob Flynn back before Machine Head formed, or secondly because you have gotten in to several other Thrash Metal bands and simply want some more. This great track is totally a winner but unfortunately you can barely recognize the vocal he cast. . .
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