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Release date: 1987
Style: Teutonic thrash metal


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01. Nuclear Winter
02. Electrocution
03. Iron Fist [Motörhead cover]
04. Persecution Mania
05. Enchanted Land
06. Procession To Golgatha
07. Christ Passion
08. Conjuration
09. Bombenhagel
10. Outbreak Of Evil
11. Sodomy And Lust
12. The Conqueror
13. My Atonement

Top 20 albums of 1987: 15

Lyrics (13)

Tom "Angelripper" Such - vocals, bass
Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik - guitars
Chris "Witchhunter" Dudek - drums

Guest review by
Hermann Langke

In the history of Metal there have been quite a few bands for whom Metal was more than just playing loud. Metal was an outlet for not just bringing out their pent-up frustrations but also taking on political and social issues. Sodom is one such band. Formed in 1982 they have come a long way from being regarded as a "second-rate Venom with semi-inventive lyrics" to becoming an enormously influential Thrash Metal band. Well, staying on the topic of being regarded as a "second-rate Venom," it was justified to consider them as such during the early stages of their career. All of this would change with the inclusion of their new guitar player - Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik. He had succeeded in convincing Tom Angelripper to change the lyrical direction of Sodom and to embrace political, social and war themes. This would culminate into Persecution Mania in 1987. The infamous gas-masked mascot of Sodom - "Knarrenheinz" would also make his debut appearance here.

published 29.07.2010 | Comments (13)

Found in 17 lists
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Guib The Metal Art Of Thrashing (Ordered By Years)  | #43
Vasil de Shumen Top 200 Metal Masterpieces of All Time  | #188
ChapuLviz Thrash Metal Old School Top 50  | #19
Fearmeister The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 3: Thrash Metal  | #139
ChapuLviz Top 35 German Thrash Albums  | #18
saw_you_drown Top Metal Albums Of The 80s  | #51
Rot Teufel 111 Albums Must Have  | #24
TerrorZone Sodom - Best To Worst  | #2
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Deadmeat - 10.10.2010 at 11:41  
Rating: 8 Nice, angry album, but i just dont find sodom that aggressive. they surely are; it's just that i dont "feel" it in their music...
megadeath13 - 25.11.2012 at 18:37  
  Great, aggressive thrash album. Nuclear winter is one of my favourite thrash metal songs. Even the iron fist cover is good.
Maco - 28.06.2014 at 00:25  
Rating: 9 Best thrash metal album from Germany.
Vasil de Shumen - 28.06.2014 at 01:01  
Rating: 9
Written by Maco on 28.06.2014 at 00:25

Best thrash metal album from Germany.

Excellent album but I think Eternal Devastation is better.
Lit. - 28.06.2014 at 05:28  
  The Iron Fist cover and Nuclear Winter were the only songs I ever liked on here.

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