Ticket to Mayhem



by DieDead USER (6 Reviews)
June 9th, 2011 | 6 replies

Release Date: 1987 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A great underrated Thrash Album by a greatly underrated band. A recommended listen to all you thrashers out there.

Tony Portaro – vocals, guitar
Tony Bono – bass
Joe Cangelosi – drums

"Perpetual Warfare" is simply sound effects of guns, explosions and fighter planes.

"Walk the Plank" starts off with shredding and a catchy rhythm. It has a catchy chorus, and to tell you the truth its hard to tell if there is a solo. Almost the hole song is shredding. 4.5/5.0

"Last Nail in the Coffin" is Whiplashing "Fade to Black". its slow and has some heavy slow parts in it. Not the best song on the album but is still good. 4.0/5.0

"Drowning in Torment" gets back on the thrash train. It stats off fast, gets heavier and slower in the verse's. Solo is not that great but still good. But the one thing that makes the song completely great is the drumming, its insane. you would have to listen to it to understand. 4.0/5.0

"The Burning of Atlanta" is the best song of the album. its starts off insanely with a some catchy shredding. It has fast picking and the bass seems to be louder that some of the other tracks on this album. The drums are in your face. His vocals are thrashy. The Solo is way better that all the other ones on this album. This song is just perfect. 5.0/5.0

"Eternal Eyes (Last Nail in the Coffin Part 2)" counties the story of Part 1. But this song is quite different from part 1. its heavy and more melodic. And even has a solo in the start. 3.5/5.0

"Snake Pit" is just a mix of Eternal Eyes and Walk the Plank. the bass is really simple. The song can get repetitive 3.5/5.0

"Spiral of Violence" starts off slower than usual and the tempo keeps slowing down till it just stops. Then BAM! fires right back up with some thrashy catchy riffing. It has a slower slower and is not just shredding. This song is way better that the last two. 4.0/5.0

"Respect the Dead" is another thrashy song. it doesn't have anything too special but its shredding solo. 4.0/5.0

"Perpetual Warfare" is simply sound effects of guns, explosions and fighter planes.(Again!) I have no clue why they put two of these things are there. Its pretty unneeded.

Recommended Tracks:
Walk the Plank
The Burning of Atlanta
Respect the Dead

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June 9th 2011


Album Rating: 4.0

My First Review. I Hope its at least a tiny bit good.

June 9th 2011


Album Rating: 4.0

LISTEN TO IT! Its great!

June 9th 2011


this review is, in all essence, a Track By Track, without even an intro or conclusion paragraph. normally this isn't the way to go, but it's your first review so it's not that big a deal. In the future though, try to avoid writing a TBT.

on its own, the review could use some detail, as it's kind of bare overall. plus without said intro/outro paragraphs, it's kind of hard to understand what point your review is trying to make

June 9th 2011


Album Rating: 4.0

I also made a few typos.

June 9th 2011



June 23rd 2015


Album Rating: 4.5

Dunno, Power and Pain was their classic but this is my personal Whiplash fav. Very distinctive style and lots of raw energy.

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