Sodom - Persecution Mania


8.6 | 350 votes |
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 [bonus]
11. Sodomy And Lust [bonus]
12. The Conqueror [bonus]
13. My Atonement [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1987: 14

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

Guest review by
Hermann Langke
Rating:
9.0
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.

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published 29.07.2010 | Comments (13)

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10.10.2010 - 11:41
Rating: 8
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
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...
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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25.11.2012 - 18:37
megadeath13
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Great, aggressive thrash album. Nuclear winter is one of my favourite thrash metal songs. Even the iron fist cover is good.
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28.06.2014 - 00:25
Maco
Handbanana
Best thrash metal album from Germany.
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I'm derp.
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28.06.2014 - 01:01
Rating: 9
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
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.
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28.06.2014 - 05:28
Lit.
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The Iron Fist cover and Nuclear Winter were the only songs I ever liked on here.
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02.12.2014 - 09:19
Rating: 5
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Vasil de Shumen on 28.06.2014 at 01:01

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.

Eternal Devastation ? A band ? never heard before...
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03.12.2014 - 16:38
Rating: 8
raveneffect
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 02.12.2014 at 09:19

Written by Vasil de Shumen on 28.06.2014 at 01:01

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.

Eternal Devastation ? A band ? never heard before...



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04.12.2014 - 09:35
Rating: 5
Dr. Strawberry
This album is below average.
First 4 tracks are good and the rest are boring.
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19.12.2014 - 01:02
Toxik
Written by Guest on 28.06.2014 at 05:28

The Iron Fist cover and Nuclear Winter were the only songs I ever liked on here.

You don't like Christ Passion ?
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19.12.2014 - 01:04
Lit.
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Written by Toxik on 19.12.2014 at 01:02

You don't like Christ Passion ?

No.
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19.12.2014 - 01:51
Toxik
Written by Guest on 19.12.2014 at 01:04

Written by Toxik on 19.12.2014 at 01:02

You don't like Christ Passion ?

No.

Oh okay, it's just my favourite song on the album.
Never liked Conjuraton tough
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19.12.2014 - 02:50
Lit.
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Written by Toxik on 19.12.2014 at 01:51

Oh okay, it's just my favorite song on the album.
Never liked Conjuration tough

Agent Orange is the Sodom for me. Persecution Mania doesn't even come close.
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19.12.2014 - 04:45
Fearmeister
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Written by Guest on 19.12.2014 at 02:50

Agent Orange is the Sodom for me. Persecution Mania doesn't even come close.


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19.12.2014 - 13:58
Toxik
Written by Guest on 19.12.2014 at 02:50

Written by Toxik on 19.12.2014 at 01:51

Oh okay, it's just my favorite song on the album.
Never liked Conjuration tough

Agent Orange is the Sodom for me. Persecution Mania doesn't even come close.

Well you're right Agent Orange beats the hell out of Persecution Mania but it's still a great album
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29.12.2014 - 03:30
Maco
Handbanana
Agent Orange is weaker than this. Tom sounds damn tired in that album.
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I'm derp.
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28.04.2015 - 13:04
Rating: 10
Jurgen33
Written by Maco on 29.12.2014 at 03:30

Agent Orange is weaker than this. Tom sounds damn tired in that album.

Tired and Red
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04.10.2015 - 21:22
Fanstorm
A band covered CONJURATION last night at a gig, the footage is really good! youtube.com/watch?v=6YXOl3mWpM0
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26.03.2017 - 05:02
Rating: 9
DeathMetal
Pretty good.
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