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Release date: 1987
Style: Bay Area thrash metal

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01. Death By Hanging
02. Goblin's Blade
03. Open The Grave
04. Pray For Death
05. Set Me Free [Sweet cover]
06. Breaking The Silence
07. Worlds End
08. Save The Skull
09. Heathen [bonus]

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Rating:
9.1
Heathen is positively one of, if not the most underrated of the Bay Area Thrash bands formed in the 80's. Breaking The Silence is an excellent debut album I can recommend to both fans of the "extreme" and "melodic" sub-genres. This is definitely one of my top melodic thrash releases of all time. These guys have got some serious chops; it surprises me that they are almost never mentioned when people talk about their favorite bands. They play with a cleaner, melodic, less aggressive sound than other thrash bands of the era, but they will still have you banging your head along to the tracks all the same.

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published 12.02.2011 | Comments (7)

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Bad English - 26.07.2015 at 16:32  
  Classic thrash album from 80's brilliant, aggressive thrash but somehow band didn't get much attention
My 1th thrash album what was not mentioned in media, and my friends didn't had it
TrueMetalJope - 11.07.2016 at 13:53  
 
Written by Bad English on 26.07.2015 at 16:32

Classic thrash album from 80's brilliant, aggressive thrash but somehow band didn't get much attention
My 1th thrash album what was not mentioned in media, and my friends didn't had it


Definitely strong album. IMO the band came too late, if they released this a couple years earlier and maybe had 2 or 3 more albums before thrash died they could be bigger and ppl would know about them.
TrueMetalJope - 11.07.2016 at 14:13  
  No other band sounds like this IMO, these leads and vocals are highly original. Also the riffs, especially in "Death By Hanging" and "Breaking The Silence" are just classic material. Great debut

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