Thrash Anthems

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Thrash Anthems
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Studio album / Compilation album by
Released19 January 2007 (2007-01-19)
RecordedOctober–November 2006
Genre Thrash metal
Length72:14
Label AFM Records
Producer Destruction
Destruction chronology
Inventor of Evil
(2005)
Thrash Anthems
(2007)
D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.
(2008)
Professional ratings
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Blabbermouth.net 8/10 [3]
Exclaim! favorable [4]
Rock Hard9/10 [5]

Thrash Anthems is a studio album released by thrash metal band Destruction in 2007. The album is a compilation of re-recordings of old songs and two new songs: "Deposition (Your Heads Will Roll)" and "Profanity".

Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead guitar work. The lyrical subject matter often deals with criticisms of The Establishment, and at times shares a disdain for Christian dogma resembling that of their black metal counterparts. The language is typically quite direct and denunciatory, an approach borrowed from hardcore punk.

Destruction (band) German thrash metal band

Destruction is a German thrash metal band, formed in 1982. They are often credited as one of the "Big Four" of the German thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator, Sodom and Tankard. In addition to helping pioneer black metal by containing several elements of what was to become the genre, Destruction was part of the second wave of thrash metal in the late 1980s, along with American bands Testament, Sacred Reich, Death Angel and Dark Angel. For most of the 1990s, the band was not signed to a record label and was forced to self-produce their albums until they signed a contract with Nuclear Blast in the early 2000s.

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Contents

The limited digipack edition includes one bonus track ("Eternal Ban") and a videoclip for "Total Desaster". The 2-LP version does not include the bonus track and the running order of the tracks is partly different. A sequel to this album titled 'Thrash Anthems II' was released in November 2017, 10 years after the release of the original Thrash Anthems and also features a compilation of other classic songs that have been newly re-recorded.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Destruction except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Original AlbumLength
1."Bestial Invasion"  Infernal Overkill 4:38
2."Profanity"Sifringer, Schirmer 5:56
3."Release from Agony"  Release from Agony 4:36
4."Mad Butcher"  Mad Butcher 3:45
5."Reject Emotions" Mad Butcher5:52
6."Death Trap" Infernal Overkill4:52
7."Cracked Brain"  Cracked Brain 3:46
8."Life Without Sense"  Eternal Devastation 6:22
9."Total Desaster"  Sentence of Death 3:26
10."Deposition (Your Heads Will Roll)"Sifringer, Schirmer 5:11
11."Invincible Force" Infernal Overkill3:44
12."Sign of Fear" Release from Agony6:36
13."Tormentor" Infernal Overkill3:55
14."Unconscious Ruins" Release from Agony4:17
15."Curse the Gods" Eternal Devastation5:16
Total length:72:14

Credits

Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes. [6]

Personnel

Destruction

The lead vocalist in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent in a performance where multiple voices may be heard. The lead singer either leads the vocal ensemble, or sets against the ensemble as the dominant sound. In vocal group performances, notably in soul and gospel music, and early rock and roll, the lead singer takes the main vocal part, with a chorus provided by other band members as backing vocalists.

The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric or an acoustic guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and typically four to six strings or courses. Since the 1960s, the bass guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music.

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Guest musicians
Guitar solo

A guitar solo is a melodic passage, instrumental section, or entire piece of music written for a classical guitar, electric guitar or an acoustic guitar. In the 20th and 21st century traditional music and popular music such as blues, swing, jazz, jazz fusion, rock and metal guitar solos often contain virtuoso techniques and varying degrees of improvisation. Guitar solos on classical guitar, which are typically written in musical notation, are also used in classical music forms such as chamber music and concertos.

Additional musicians
Production
Record producer Individual who oversees and manages the recording of an artists music

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Artwork and design

Studios

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