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Dark Angel - We Have Arrived - November 5, 1984

Some bands who attain greatness at some point in their careers have rather mediocre debuts. Dark Angel is one of those bands. We Have Arrived is neither good nor bad -- it's just kind of there. There are flashes of brilliance to be sure, hell "Merciless Death" is one of the best songs they've ever written but it sounds a hell of a lot better on Darkness Descends. "No Tomorrow" has some good moments too, as does the title track but the over all feel just isn't the vicious, riffdiculous Dark Angel we would all come to love.

Standouts: Merciless Death, We Have Arrived

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Wow. That album cover is so goofy I didn't believe it was the real thing, had to check metal-archives. Also thought it was released in 85.

And that Destruction EP...awesome, but I've heard from Ian Christe and Fenriz that both that and Infernal Overkill are black metal, not thrash. Not giving you're wrong for putting it here or anything, as well, I would too if I were making this sort of thing, just something I found interesting worth thinking about.
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And that Destruction EP...awesome, but I've heard from Ian Christe and Fenriz that both that and Infernal Overkill are black metal, not thrash. Not giving you're wrong for putting it here or anything, as well, I would too if I were making this sort of thing, just something I found interesting worth thinking about.
I don't care if Cliff Burton came back from the dead and told me that Destruction EP isn't thrash... it's fucking thrash. Was it important to the fledgling black metal movement at that time? Yes, but it's thrash, especially in 1984.
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Wow. That album cover is so goofy I didn't believe it was the real thing, had to check metal-archives. Also thought it was released in 85.

And that Destruction EP...awesome, but I've heard from Ian Christe and Fenriz that both that and Infernal Overkill are black metal, not thrash. Not giving you're wrong for putting it here or anything, as well, I would too if I were making this sort of thing, just something I found interesting worth thinking about.
Have you read Ian Christe's Heavy Metal book? Dude has absolutely zero credibility when it comes to genres
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Have you read Ian Christe's Heavy Metal book? Dude has absolutely zero credibility when it comes to genres
This ^^^

I own his book.
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Have you read Ian Christe's Heavy Metal book? Dude has absolutely zero credibility when it comes to genres
Absolutely zero? Shut up.
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I don't care if Cliff Burton came back from the dead and told me that Destruction EP isn't thrash... it's fucking thrash. Was it important to the fledgling black metal movement at that time? Yes, but it's thrash, especially in 1984.
Exactly. The first wave encompasses a number of different styles. When people call the early teutonic thrash records black metal, it's really just a loose term for the combination of imagery, lyrics, and production values that would later influence the second wave. It's not a genre, but more of an era of bands that have similarities without a definitive sound.
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Is that the Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal? If so... that book is.... interesting
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Znowhite - All Hail to Thee - 1984

Znowhite are unique for the simple fact that their vocalist is female. Other than some band named Thrash Queen, which from what I can tell are thrash in name only, there were no other female-fronted thrash bands around in 1984. Is Nicole Lee a great singer? No, not really, but she gets the job done. The music itself is pretty competent speed/thrash for 1984, with little to offer in terms of originality. Songs like "Sledgehammer" and "Bringin' the Hammer Down" are actually pretty enjoyable though. Unfortunately, tracks like "Never Felt Like This" exist as well.

Standouts: Sledgehammer, Bringin' The Hammer Down

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Is that the Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal? If so... that book is.... interesting
No that book was written by Daniel Bukszpan, and it wasn't really designed for much else other than being an entertaining coffee book. For what it's worth, the second, tenth anniversary edition is less stupid (i.e. Insane Clown Posse aren't in it).

Ian Christe's book is called "Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal."
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Carnivore - Carnivore - January, 1985

Like a lot of people, I was first introduced to the weird world of Peter Steele through Type O Negative, and while the doomy, gothic sounds of that band are lightyears away from the post-apocalyptic speed-thrash of Carnivore, the same wit and humour still applies. The first three songs here are total fucking winners, with pounding double bass, downright maniacal vocals and some pretty hilarious lyrics -- a trend that would continue throughout the album.

There are some tunes that aren't great, like "Armageddon" and "Legion of Doom", and the fact that the vocals are just so out front and powerful kind of wears on you as the album goes on, but this is a solid album. It's also a pretty unique album, especially considering this is a thrash (crossover?) album fron NYC in 1985. How about that wacky chorus in "God is Dead"? It's too bad Lord Petrus had to leave us so soon, even if he wasn't making new Carnivore music (although he WAS playing shows with a new Carnivore lineup).

Standouts: Carnivore, Male Supremacy, God is Dead

Score: 7.5/10
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