It’s really hard to find good heavy metal vinyl collections, this is a rare exception. I managed to pick this one up with someone in Pittsburgh who answered my ad seeking vinyl collections. I paid a pretty penny for this collection, but it’s well worth it as is all the vinyl is in near-mint condition and contains many HUGE TILES (most first press). Check out this video of the unboxing.
Was The Best Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Album Thrash Zone or Dealing With It?
Thrash Zone is firth and most successful album by the crossover thrash band D.R.I. It was released on Metal Blade in 1989, but was it the best? Vote below; you can only choose from Trash Zone and Dealing With It.
Thrash Zone was the first with Connecticut-born John Menor. John is no longer with the band, but DRI still actively tours in 2019, with Spike and Kurt being the sole original members.
Listen To Trashzone
No | Title | Length
“Beneath the Wheel” 5:36
“Enemy Within” 2:44
“Labeled Uncurable” 3:04
“You Say I’m Scum” 1:55
“Gun Control” 4:59
“Kill the Words” 4:43
“Drown You Out” 2:31
“The Trade” 4:28
“Standing in Line” 1:35
“Give a Hoot” 3:55
“Worker Bee” 0:56
Spike Cassidy – Guitar
Kurt Brecht – Vocals
Felix Griffin – Drums
John Menor – Bass
Why Slowly We Rot Is Metal That Rips Your Head Off
“Slowly We Rot” by the Tampa, Florida band Obituary is the heaviest album of all time. That isn’t just my opinion. That is a fact. The album is even more intense because the band does not rely on “down tuning.” The play in E 440 concert pitch, but it sure doesn’t sound like it!
Rhythm guitar player, Trevor Perez, is known for omitting most of the high-end on his guitar by turning the tone knob all the way down. Trevor also plays a Fender Stratocaster with a maple neck, which is far from a typical death metal guitar. The rest of the patented Obituary sound comes courtesy of a RAT pedal and a vintage Marchall JCM 800. This leads to his signature guitar sound, which is often imitated but never duplicated. However, it’s worth noting Trevor’s tone is reminiscent of Tom G. Warrior and Celtic Frost in some ways.
The band released a series of highly influential death metal albums through the 90s before disbanding from 1998-2005.
Listen To Slowly We Rot On Youtube
The guys in the band were barely eighteen when the album was produced for a budget of $4000! It’s hard to believe that such an epic slab of metal that stands the test of time could’ve been produced in 1989 under the circumstances! In April 2013, Obituary started recording their ninth studio collection, “Inked in Blood” before bassist Frank Watkins died from cancer on October 18, 2015. They released a self-titled 2017 and have a new album, “Dying Of Everything” slated for release in January 2022.
KREATOR’S 1989 “EXTEMEAGRESSION” – Was It Awesome Or Did They Sell Out?
Extreme Aggression charted for the first time 28 years in 2017 after its release at number 90 on the German Charts. The remastered edition of the band’s 1986 album Pleasure to Killcharted on the same day.
Most American thrash fans became aware of Kreator through heavy rotation of the “Betrayer” on MTV’s Headbangers Ball.
Album Artwork From Extreme Agression
Jason Anderson gave the album a rating of four-and-a-half stars out of five, and wrote, “The results are fierce and noisy on this 1989 Epic released — the first major-label effort for the band. Petrozza and Fioretti’s guitar work is as punchy as ever, and Reil’s massive drums are unrelenting and continually improving.”