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Review: Angel Dust - Marching for Revenge (Demo)
Angel Dust
Marching for Revenge (Demo)

Label: Independent
Year released: 1985
Duration: 30:35
Tracks: 6
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: February 13, 2009
Reviewed by: 4th Horseman
Readers Rating
Marching for Revenge (Demo)

Rated 4.5/5 (90%) (10 Votes)

It is customary to exalt and lay praises on any long-running band's early works. And although this little gem will evade even the best of collectors and force a settlement for download, "Marching For Revenge" stands as a perfect example of why big bands' demo material should be hunted down, no matter how difficult it might be. Because usually, the demo and early stuff is the best they will ever offer. In Angel Dust's case, they had already peaked right here on their demo (at least as far as their thrashing days were concerned).

Here we get some jaw-dropping Thrash Metal with a complete disregard for sound quality and singing ability. The re-re-recorded tape quality sound and the muddy, off-key vocals contribute to something more reminiscent of what one would hear live...and a shitty bar. And it's beautiful! I can picture a track like "Watch Out" to be one that would tear the place apart in a live setting. Outrageous, head-banging, lightning fast with a gazillion riffs and leads crammed in there.

Dig this bad boy up if you have a tooth for this sort of thing. Their debut full-length gets some high praise, and deservingly so, but "Marching For Revenge" would be slightly better.

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