Thrash Zone

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Thrash Zone
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Studio album by D.R.I.
Released 10 October 1989
Recorded August-September 1989 at Cornerstone, Chatsworth, California, Preferred Sound, Woodland Hills, California, Track Recorded, North Hollywood, California
Genre Crossover thrash
Label Metal Blade
Producer Spike Cassidy and Bill Metoyer
D.R.I. chronology
4 of a Kind
Thrash Zone
Professional ratings
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Thrash Zone is the fifth album by the American crossover thrash band D.R.I., which was released in 1989. It continues the thrash metal style of the previous album, 4 of a Kind . Thrash Zone was D.R.I.'s most successful album to date, and produced the song, "Beneath the Wheel", which was made as a music video and received airplay on MTV. The song also was featured in the video game Skate 2 .

Crossover thrash is a fusion genre of thrash metal and hardcore punk. The genre lies on a continuum between heavy metal and hardcore punk. Other genres on the same continuum, such as metalcore and grindcore, may overlap with crossover thrash.

Dirty Rotten Imbeciles American crossover thrash band

Dirty Rotten Imbeciles is an American crossover thrash band that formed in Houston, Texas in 1982. The band is currently composed of two of its founding members, vocalist Kurt Brecht and guitarist Spike Cassidy, as well as drummer Rob Rampy and bass player Greg Orr.

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 work. The lyrics often deal with social issues and criticism of The Establishment, using direct and denunciatory language, an approach borrowed from hardcore punk.

Track listing

2."Beneath the Wheel"5:36
3."Enemy Within"2:44
5."Labeled Uncurable"3:04
6."You Say I'm Scum"1:55
7."Gun Control"4:59
8."Kill the Words"4:43
9."Drown You Out"2:31
10."The Trade"4:28
11."Standing in Line"1:35
12."Give a Hoot"3:55
13."Worker Bee"0:56

"Labeled Uncurable" and "You Say I'm Scum" are bonus tracks:


Peter "Spike" Cassidy is an American guitarist. He is a member of crossover thrash band D.R.I..

Kurt Brecht American musician

Kurt Preston Brecht is an American vocalist and author, best known for his work as vocalist of crossover thrash band D.R.I..

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