Exodus - Shovel Headed Kill Machine


8.1 | 360 votes |
Release date: 4 October 2005
Style: Bay Area thrash metal

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01. Raze
02. Deathamphetamine
03. Karma's Messenger
04. Shudder To Think
05. I Am Abomination
06. Altered Boy
07. Going Going Gone
08. Now Thy Death Day Come
09. 44 Magnum Opus
10. Shovel Headed Kill Machine
11. Problems [Sex Pistols cover] [Japanese / 2-LP bonus]
12. Purge The World [limited digipack / 2-LP bonus]

Additional info
Mixed by Andy Sneap

Also released as a limited boxset (1000 copies) including the digipack CD, a flag and a card game with tanks. Was only available via Nuclear Blast mail-order

Guest review by
EvilOstrich
Rating:
8.0
Let me just start off by saying that I'm reviewing the U.S. version of this album, the one that DOES NOT have the added hidden bonus track. Now, having said that, Exodus welcomes some new members into the band on this effort. Paul Bostaph on drums formerly of Slayer, Testament, and Forbidden is replacing long time drummer Tom Hunting. Lee Atlus is now the other guitar player (formerly of Heathen and Angel Witch) replacing Gary Holt's longtime axe partner Rick Hunolt. And Rob Dukes is now the new permanent vocalist taking over for the departed Steve "Zetro" Souza. This is a very solid album, and one that will hopefully go a long way towards putting thrash metal back on top of the mountain. The sound was really clear and clean, especially the backline bass that shone through.

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published 12.07.2006 | Comments (17)

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19.04.2010 - 22:53
Rating: 7
Growing
" Deathamphetamine " is gold
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20.04.2010 - 01:34
soadbyob
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Love this album, not their best work, but still pretty good
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24.11.2010 - 10:07
Rating: 7
Syk
myspace/bonerama
Written by Growing on 19.04.2010 at 22:53
" Deathamphetamine " is gold
Agreed. One of the few great tracks on this album, maybe their best song of the last 20 years or more... I could barely stand Altered Boy, despite the nice pun there...
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death thrash death/doom/prog Hail Zoldon!

he's not the kind you have to wind up on Sundays
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24.11.2010 - 10:47
Rating: 8
Angelic Storm
Melodious
"Deathamphetamine" is the jewel in this album for sure. It stands up to their very best classic tracks. xD "Raze" and "Shudder To Think" are also tracks I love from it. "44 Magnum Opus" is definitely the song I like least, and is like a precursor to the monotony of many of the tracks from the follow up album. Far too long, generic riffing, and just dull overall.

I like this album quite a bit, but coming after the modern thrash classic that was "Tempo Of The Damned", I was definitely a bit let down by it.
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24.11.2010 - 15:37
Rating: 6
vezzy
Stallmanite
There's something about the production that kind of suffocated its raw thrash energy, and the riffing wasn't really impressive either.
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04.06.2013 - 01:17
Rating: 8
AtrumHiberna
Very powerful album
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This is my worship, this is my path...
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08.03.2015 - 13:51
Rating: 6
Tomas Piller
Disappointingly average thrash, no match for its predecessor. Seems like they exhausted their creativity while making TOTD.
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08.03.2015 - 20:25
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Tomas Piller on 08.03.2015 at 13:51

Disappointingly average thrash, no match for predecessor. Seems like they exhausted their creativity while making TOTD.


Average affair for Exodus standard - Yes. They've produced gems which makes Shovel Headed very boring stuff.

But, if by other thrash standard(implying scene from 2000 to current) - very strong album.
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08.03.2015 - 20:41
Fearmeister
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Written by Cynic Metalhead on 08.03.2015 at 20:25

Average affair for Exodus standard - Yes. They've produced gems which makes Shovel Headed very boring stuff.

But, if by other thrash standard(implying scene from 2000 to current) - very strong album.


A turd compared to ebola is still a turd.
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09.03.2015 - 07:11
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Still not a great example you set for others, my friend.
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09.03.2015 - 18:37
Fearmeister
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Written by Cynic Metalhead on 09.03.2015 at 07:11

Still not a great example you set for others, my friend.


I admit, it could have used some...refinement. What I'm saying is that no album should get bonus points just because everything else around it was worse.
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