Metal Church
Metal Church


4.5
superb

Review

by Satansleftnut USER (2 Reviews)
October 8th, 2007 | 250 replies | 12,124 views


Release Date: 1984 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Great Album with loads of talent coming from every member, with that warm analog sound.

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

Metal Church has always been one of my favorite bands to emerge from the 80's thrash metal scene. The combination of crazy guitars and high pitched vocals blend very nicely. This album features the original members including: Kurdt Vanderhoof-guitars, Kirk Arrington: Drums, Craig Wells-guitars, Duke Erickson:bass, David Wayne:vocals.

A Quick Tear Apart of the songs:

BEYOND THE BLACK (6:21): Opens Up with creepy vocals and clean guitar(the clean guitar shows up later too) and breaks into a really cool solo/bass groove thing once the talking stops. at about 1:08 it breaks into a marching sounding groove. The song is great throughout with amazing drums and guitar being the highlights. one of my favorites on the album. 4/5

Metal Church (5:00): Opens with wind ambient noise and building drums, Then breaks into an awesome bass and drum groove. At about 1:00 it Breaks into a really great Riff. This song is another great gem on the album. with great guitar work and drums. David Waynes vocals really shine on this song as well. Check out the solo in this song. Very impressive. 4.5/5

Merciless Onslaught (2:55): An instrumental track that opens up with drums. Not too many drummers were using double bass like this then. The drums might be annoying to some people (i love them though) unfortunately this song is a tad bit repetitive and causes song switching towards the end. Great solo towards the end though. 3.5/5

Gods OF Wrath (6:42): WOW. I love this song and it is probably the best song on the album. Also the longest song on the album, it doesn’t seem long enough. Opens with a memorable clean guitar groove. The bass is to be looked at during the verses. Very impressive. The part leading to the chorus with the second yell (singing) sounds a little crappy to say the least but the rest of the vocals are amazing. The solo is very memorable as are the riffs and the vocals. Check this one out! 5/5

Hitman (4:31): Opens with a cool mini drum solo, and leads into a really catchy riff. Unfortunately the chorus sounds really bad due to the vocals. The guitar work is really impressive as are the bass and drums. At around 2:05 it breaks into a really heavy riff leading to the main solo which is extremely well done. Towards the end there is another good solo. Very good song. 5/5

In the Blood (3:30): This song has great riffs, but the highlight of the song would have to be the drums and the prevalent use of double bass. Very impressive. The vocals are great as well. This song gets a little boring until the solo which, of course, is well done but gets boring again. an okay song. 3/5

(My Favorite) Nightmare (3:10): An awesome drum roll on the rims of Kirk Arrington’s snare is real cool. There is even cowbell at one point adding a funky feel to the beat. There are loads of catchy riffs and solos throughout. The vocals really impress towards the end of the song. 4/5

Battalions (4:54): Bring forth our might we kill tonight! An amazing song with a impressive drum intro. Listen to the good use of double bass once again. The guitar work is fast and brutal with heavy riffs powering the song forward. This is probably the most aggressive song on the album. With screams and deep singing. Around 2:25 it breaks into a Judas Priest type riff leading to a very fast solo with a very cool ending that almost sounds like a duet. Wow. 5/5

Highway Star (4:37) I hate to say it but I like the original of this song better although this is a lot heavier. The vocals are very annoying. Even though the high pitched screams are impressive, they don’t fit in very well. The Guitars are really great though and the drums are good. unfortunately I cant get past the vocals. 2.5/5

OVERALL RATING: 4.5/5

Well there you go. An overall great album, with very few flaws and annoying things. A must have for any guitarist or drummer. The cover of highway star was the only song I didn’t care for.


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Nash J. CONTRIBUTOR (4.5)
"Metal Church" is a classic thrash album and a must-listen for anyone who enjoys metal....

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High energy and intense performances coupled with good musicianship and many different musical style...


Comments:Add a Comment 
Dethtrasher
October 8th 2007



2211 Comments


I always wanted to check out Metal Church but my interest failed me. Decent 1st review, you should add a bit more info to the tracks if you're about to write more T-B-T's.

Epilogue
October 8th 2007



1591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Man, I forgot that I had this! OK review.

joshuatree
Emeritus
October 8th 2007



3743 Comments


i love this album, and this review was a pretty good 1st review. metal church never gets the respect they deserve, but they are one of my favorite thrash groups of all time.

Bazarov
October 8th 2007



55 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Metal Church is unholy! Who'll be the sacrifice!



Lostandfound2
October 10th 2007



271 Comments


I was kind of in ahurry on this but i did the best i could with the time i had. i will be editing to add more info for future prospecters
This Message Edited On 03.07.08

Lostandfound2
March 7th 2008



271 Comments


Man i havent listened to this in a while since the review and it gets better with age

Slaytan
March 7th 2008



1186 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I just gave this a spin a few days ago, and it's still of my favorite thrash albums.

lucario
March 7th 2008



7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I like this a lot. Very classic sounding.

TheFlightOfTheNazgul
August 29th 2008



55 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Awesome album.
It coming secong after ''the Dark''.
Incredible Riffing as well...

KILL
November 5th 2009



71372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this album is ridiculously good

Digging: Invisible - El jardin de los presentes

KILL
November 25th 2009



71372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yea what a fucking fag (no offence to gay ppl up in this)

Phrike
September 6th 2010



1691 Comments


listened to this earlier today, so fucking good



KILL
September 6th 2010



71372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

so amazing gonna listen now

KILL
September 6th 2010



71372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

THE METAAAAAAAAAALLLL CHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURCH!!!!!!!

Terrifyer
September 6th 2010



3403 Comments


i still dont have any metal church

KILL
September 6th 2010



71372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

omg

Dryden
September 6th 2010



12928 Comments


rules

Phrike
September 6th 2010



1691 Comments


basically

KILL
September 6th 2010



71372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

their first 3 albums rule so hard

Terrifyer
September 6th 2010



3403 Comments


kk ill get those



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