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Artillery - By Inheritance



8.8 | 397 votes |
Release date: 29 May 1990
Style: Thrash metal

Owners:

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66 want it


01. 7:00 From Tashkent
02. Khomaniac
03. Beneath The Clay (R.I.P)
04. By Inheritance
05. Bombfood
06. Don't Believe
07. Life In Bondage
08. Equal At First
09. Razamanaz [Nazareth cover]
10. Back In The Trash

2008 re-release bonus tracks:
11. Khomaniac
12. Don't Believe
13. Hey Woman [feat. Flemming Rônsdorff]
14. All For You [feat. Carsten Lohmann]
15. Blessed Are The Strong
16. Deserter
17. Day Of Doom

Top 20 albums of 1990: 4
Top 200 albums of all time: 112

Guest review by
Mattybu
Rating:
8.1
By Inheritance - the album that shook the Metal Storm world when it penetrated the top of the best albums list. Luckily, the Rust In Peace fanboi battalion was there to protect their prized jewel from the... well, pardon the pun, the heavy Artillery. With that scare in the past, this album has taken a stable place in the top 200 albums of all time (#154 at the time of this review).

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published 27.07.2012 | Comments (6)

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28.04.2014 - 00:58
Rating: 10
raveneffect

One of the best Metal Records of all time, such an underrated Thrash Classic
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23.10.2014 - 16:12
Rating: 7
AmbivalentBadger

It may just be because the hype gave me some unreasonably high expectations, but I just don't "get" the supposed greatness of this album. Aprart from the opening riffs on "Khomaniac", there isn't really anything on it that justifies its comparison to "Rust in Peace" - at least in my highly subjective opinion.
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23.10.2014 - 16:15
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by AmbivalentBadger on 23.10.2014 at 16:12

It may just be because the hype gave me some unreasonably high expectations, but I just don't "get" the supposed greatness of this album. Aprart from the opening riffs on "Khomaniac", there isn't really anything on it that justifies its comparison to "Rust in Peace" - at least in my highly subjective opinion.



You are totally spot on about everything you said.

This album isn't allowed to tie R.I.P.'s, RtL's, Hell Awaits', Doomsday For The Deceiver's and so many another thrash classic's shoelaces.
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28.11.2014 - 18:13
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
I used to regard this as one of my favorite thrash albums of all time, but I just kind of realized that whenever I go to listen to it, I play the first five tracks and then turn it off. A good album, but only half of it is really enjoyable to me, the rest is pretty average thrash.
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21.04.2015 - 00:17
Rating: 10
bearish

Pure awesomeness
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13.10.2015 - 06:14
Rating: 3
Dr. Strawberry

Written by Alex F on 28.11.2014 at 18:13

I used to regard this as one of my favorite thrash albums of all time, but I just kind of realized that whenever I go to listen to it, I play the first five tracks and then turn it off. A good album, but only half of it is really enjoyable to me, the rest is pretty average thrash.

Totally agreed. The second half is bad, even first half is not that excellent, just considered good. Now I start believing Marcel and Joe meant good for keep calling people trolls...those who rated this album a 10 are surely trolls
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13.10.2015 - 06:18
Rating: 3
Dr. Strawberry

Probably the good production effort made it sounds high quality...it's definitely a false impression.
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13.10.2015 - 07:06
Rating: 3
Dr. Strawberry

Quote:
Written by K†ulu on 25.06.2012 at 09:16


I bought the reissue at a very low price (like 3 euros) at some mainstream music store in Ukraine.

Then I'm quite sure your copy is a pirated from Ayam in Ukraine.
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15.07.2016 - 21:28
Rating: 9
Wow, this is as perfect as thrash metal goes. Technical memorable riffs, well written lyrics, great rhythm section and Flemmings voice which can tear down walls! The only weak point is the Nazareth cover and Don't Believe isn't maybe on par with the rest but other than that it's a great feast of riffs!
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26.07.2018 - 07:08
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Hmmm I'm starting to appreciate this more as time goes by.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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27.09.2018 - 07:35
Rating: 10
lemme

"Bombfood", damn...
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03.01.2019 - 21:42
Rating: 9
Maasai Mara

Combination of melody and thrash at its finest hour.This album is just as good as the other 2 melodic thrash classics, Ride the Lightning and Rust in Piece. Which is the best of the 3 depends on how you woke up and your moods for the given day. in this trinity Rtl and RiP can complete on who is God the son and who is God the father but without a doubt this album is God the spirit.
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21.03.2020 - 18:36
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo

One of the finest hours of thrash metal. I love this record in its entirety, from start to finish. It never ceases to amaze me how these guys got every possible thing just right here, except for the cover song "Razamanaz" which isn't bad at all, but doesn't fit really in like it should.
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21.03.2020 - 20:01
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Written by Metal Rambo on 21.03.2020 at 18:36

One of the finest hours of thrash metal. I love this record in its entirety, from start to finish.


True.

Sadly, Artillery never able to touch the pinnacle ever after the brilliant "By Inheritance".
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21.03.2020 - 22:10
Rating: 8
Redel

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 21.03.2020 at 20:01

Sadly, Artillery never able to touch the pinnacle ever after the brilliant "By Inheritance".


Also true.
This album is essential Thrash.
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23.10.2021 - 01:10
Rating: 8
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Wow! Fantastic thrash album! The vocals are really fun and remind me of Metal Church's debut. I also really like the album cover
But what really makes this album so special is the technical guitar-work with the arabic/oriental/Middle-eastern melodies that add this unique flavor to the riffs
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23.10.2021 - 07:04
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by F3ynman2000 on 23.10.2021 at 01:10

Wow! Fantastic thrash album! The vocals are really fun and remind me of Metal Church's debut. I also really like the album cover
But what really makes this album so special is the technical guitar-work with the arabic/oriental/Middle-eastern melodies that add this unique flavor to the riffs

This is an album I keep meaning to check out, it sounds great!
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28.10.2021 - 20:04
Rating: 8
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by AndyMetalFreak on 23.10.2021 at 07:04

This is an album I keep meaning to check out, it sounds great!

Listen to the song "Bombfood" - it's one of the catchiest thrash songs I've heard!
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30.03.2022 - 12:34
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Such a unique album compared to other thrash bands of that time, the riffing is not just melodic, it's very technical, and like mentioned it has a middle Eastern vibe to it. The middle section of the album is immense, it has some of the best riffs I've heard in thrash metal, "Bombfood", and "Don't Believe" in particular are stand out tracks, aswel as the opener, but it didn't have a strong finish imo.
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