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Release date: 5 November 1985
Style: Bay Area thrash metal


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01. We Have Arrived
02. Merciless Death
03. Falling From The Sky
04. Welcome To The Slaughterhouse
05. No Tomorrow
06. Hell's On Its Knees
07. Vendetta

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Don Doty - vocals
Jim Durkin - guitar
Eric Meyer - guitar
Jack Schwartz - drums
Rob Yahn - bass

Additional info
Although Gene Hoglan appears in the booklet, Jack Schwartz was the one who played the drums on this album (this is also mentioned in the booklet).

Record at Track Record, Hollywood
Engineered by Bill Metoyer
Produced by Dark Angel

In 1997 the French recording label Axe Killer re-released the album in a 2,000 number limited edition with a different cover.
The vinyl release also had a different cover.

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Dark Angel was just another second-tier thrash metal band from California like Death Angel, Exodus, Testament, and others. After recording three demo tapes in two years (1983-1984), they recorded their first album entitled We Have Arrived in 1985.

Here we have a pretty standard, raw thrash CD of the eighties. The first thing that caught my attention was the vocals, which I really found ridiculous at times. Don Doty, who was the vocalist at the time, tries to combine the regular screaming vocals with high-pitched, sometimes clean singing, which he really doesn't excel in. Actually a very annoying thing is that he would change the style of singing (sometimes very unexpectedly and out of place) for some separate words on songs like "We Have Arrived", "Welcome To The Slaughterhouse", "Falling From The Sky". Besides on "We Have Arrived," the verses are sung in regular clean voice, and it just sounds stupid. The only song on which the voice variations do sound harmonized is "No Tomorrow." In my opinion, Don Doty would sound better without improvising too much because he tries to reach some notes an octave higher with his screaming, but he just hits the wrong note many times, so singing in his regular voice, which very nicely fits the music, would be a better choice.

published 22.07.2008 | Comments (0)

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pkillerjp - 06.03.2014 at 17:34  
Rating: 2 Their worst album, and that says a lot. Pure horrific Kill em All ripoff that came out way too late and made absolutely no impact. Not even worth a listen- bland riffs, horrific vocalist, bottom of the barrel songwriting, and even some ripped off riffs thrown in a package with horrible production. Stay far away.

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