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Release date: 1984
Style: Heavy metal, Thrash metal

Rating:

8.7 | 239 votes

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01. Beyond The Black
02. Metal Church
03. Merciless Onslaught
04. Gods Of Wrath
05. Hitman
06. In The Blood
07. (My Favorite) Nightmare
08. Battalions
09. Highway Star [Deep Purple cover]
10. Big Guns [European bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1984: 6

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Lyrics (9)


Line-up
David Wayne - vocals
Craig Wells - guitars
Kurdt Vanderhoof - guitars
Kirk Arrington - drums
Duke Erickson - bass


Additional info
Producer & engineer: Terry Date.
Executive producer: Willie Mackay.
Mastering: Jack Skinner.
Photography & artwork: Saulius Pempe & Kurdt Vanderhoof.

Guest review by
Born-2rise

Rating:
9.5
Metal Church's debut is more thrashy than any of their other albums (except maybe The Dark...). Metal Church is very underappreciated in my opinion. And I wish I could shout to the world how amazing this band is, but I guess when reality takes over, this band started off amazingly well, and then started dropping down and down in the ratings.

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published 09.02.2008 | Comments (12)

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John Shock - 04.07.2011 at 01:49  
  I don't know why this album isn't on the Top 200! This is Heavy Metal masterpiece! Just one "Classic"
Vasil de Shumen - 04.03.2012 at 00:05  
Rating: 10
Written by John Shock on 04.07.2011 at 01:49

This is Heavy Metal masterpiece! Just one "Classic"


Absolutely !
Metropolis_Dream - 07.04.2013 at 16:07  
  Impressive debut from Metal Church. I´m not confidenced with the last four tracks, though. Could have been a higher rating then.
Demonmayonnaise - 07.05.2013 at 19:21  
Rating: 8 This album is very good. Definitely their best.
deadone - 05.05.2014 at 05:00  
  Decent little album indeed. I think they got better on the next two.
God Buster 鬼 - 27.02.2015 at 11:02  
Rating: 5
Written by deadone on 05.05.2014 at 05:00

Decent little album indeed. I think they got better on the next two.

I liked to see you using the word "Little" here as this album is really no Big deal, it's overrated. Their second album is slightly better.
RavenEffect - 27.02.2015 at 16:31  
  One of the best Thrash pieces of all time, not even close
Lit. - 27.02.2015 at 16:53  
  Their best album, without contest.
Fearmeister - 27.02.2015 at 17:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Lit. on 27.02.2015 at 16:53

Their best album, without contest.


What about the one after it?

Don't make me drop a Ton of Bricks on your head.
Lit. - 27.02.2015 at 17:47  
 
Written by Fearmeister on 27.02.2015 at 17:12

Written by Lit. on 27.02.2015 at 16:53

Their best album, without contest.


What about the one after it?

Don't make me drop a Ton of Bricks on your head.

A good album, don't get me wrong, but this one prevails over it.
Marcel Hubregtse - 27.02.2015 at 17:49  
 
Written by Fearmeister on 27.02.2015 at 17:12

Written by Lit. on 27.02.2015 at 16:53

Their best album, without contest.


What about the one after it?

Don't make me drop a Ton of Bricks on your head.


The Dark is good but doesn't come near the quality of this one. It is for a reason this one is considered quite a classic by many a person.
Fearmeister - 27.02.2015 at 17:52  
Rating: 8 I like The Dark better, shoot me. This is still a good album though.
Charly546 - 27.02.2015 at 19:21  
  This is a good album, a small classic and the next one is of similar quality but starting with "Blessing in Disguise" they're getting progressively better with each album until culminating with excellent "Hanging in the Balance".
deadone - 27.02.2015 at 22:42  
  I like this one, but prefer The Dark and "Blessing In Disguise."

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