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Exodus - Bonded By Blood



8.8 | 855 votes |
Release date: 25 April 1985
Style: Bay Area thrash metal

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01. Bonded By Blood
02. Exodus
03. And Then There Were None
04. A Lesson In Violence
05. Metal Command
06. Piranha
07. No Love
08. Deliver Us To Evil
09. Strike Of The Beast
10. And Then There Were None [Live in London] [Century Media reissues bonus]
11. A Lesson In Violence [Live in London] [Century Media reissues bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1985: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 189

Additional info
Totally re-recorded in 2008, produced by Gary Holt and released October 28 as 'Let There Be Blood' - Guitarist Holt and drummer Tom Hunting are the only members to appear on both albums

'Bonded by Blood' remastered, limited silver edition also released in 2008 by Century Media with bonus live tracks

The album was originally titled A Lesson in Violence, but had its name changed when an appropriate cover idea could not be found. An advance cassette copy of the album (with the original title) was widely distributed through the tape-trading network upon the record's completion in the middle of 1984, creating an immense underground buzz prior to the official release of the LP. The release was delayed due to problems with the artwork

Guest review by
Death To Posers
Rating:
9.5
Bay area legends Exodus's debut release Bonded By Blood is often hailed as one of the most influential thrash albums of all time. It's what you would expect from artists coming from the Richmond, CA area during the 80's crack epidemic, even nowadays Richmond is frequently among the top 10 most dangerous cities in The United States at the end of any given year. Bonded By Blood is a gritty, dirty, violent and highly aggressive work just like the environment and time period that spawned it. What other band can make a song about sadistically killing and raping that people can party and dance to? Not Many. I respect Exodus all the more because they aren't "shock rock." They are still realistic in the sense that they aren't only "doing it for the image" or to get a reaction out of people unlike some other more popular "extreme" bands portray themselves. Bonded by Blood to me is like home cooking. It may not be world-class, critically acclaimed cuisine, but every time I eat at a fancy restaurant, it's good but not satisfying. Sometimes after I eat at a gourmet restaurant, I end up going to a local hole-in-the-wall type spot to get food that is just as good; sometimes even better and will actually satisfy my hunger. I feel the same way about this piece; it may not be refined or "plated artfully," but damn it's good.

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published 03.02.2011 | Comments (4)

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08.07.2021 - 18:33
Rating: 4
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by Vonpire on 05.06.2021 at 02:09

I was hearing this with expectation but after 5 minutes it turns to total disapointment! How can anyone rate this With good or more is beyond my compreension, tastes!

Honestly, I feel the same. The vocals are weak. I couldn't listen past the first song (when they say together "bOnDed bY bLoOd" is so cringy)
Testament's The Legacy is so much better!
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16.01.2022 - 17:38
Rating: 9
metalbrat

But for the vocals I wouldvhave rated this 10 out of 10. Real BATM.
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17.01.2022 - 07:44
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by metalbrat on 16.01.2022 at 17:38

But for the vocals I wouldvhave rated this 10 out of 10. Real BATM.

Same for me, could of been a 10 if not for the vocals.
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17.01.2022 - 09:24
JoHn DoE

Written by metalbrat on 16.01.2022 at 17:38

But for the vocals I wouldvhave rated this 10 out of 10. Real BATM.


What is "BATM" short for?
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17.01.2022 - 15:24
Rating: 9
Redel

Written by JoHn DoE on 17.01.2022 at 09:24

Written by metalbrat on 16.01.2022 at 17:38

But for the vocals I wouldvhave rated this 10 out of 10. Real BATM.


What is "BATM" short for?

Bay-area thrash metal I suppose
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17.01.2022 - 15:31
Rating: 9
metalbrat

Written by Redel on 17.01.2022 at 15:24

Written by JoHn DoE on 17.01.2022 at 09:24

Written by metalbrat on 16.01.2022 at 17:38

But for the vocals I wouldvhave rated this 10 out of 10. Real BATM.


What is "BATM" short for?

Bay-area thrash metal I suppose

Yes. Exactly.
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In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
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17.01.2022 - 16:25
JoHn DoE

Written by metalbrat on 17.01.2022 at 15:31

Written by Redel on 17.01.2022 at 15:24

Written by JoHn DoE on 17.01.2022 at 09:24

Written by metalbrat on 16.01.2022 at 17:38

But for the vocals I wouldvhave rated this 10 out of 10. Real BATM.


What is "BATM" short for?

Bay-area thrash metal I suppose

Yes. Exactly.


wow, didn't even think about that. I've never seen this abbreviation used anywhere.
Thanks!
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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18.01.2022 - 15:42
Rating: 9
metalbrat

Written by JoHn DoE on 17.01.2022 at 16:25

Written by metalbrat on 17.01.2022 at 15:31

Written by Redel on 17.01.2022 at 15:24

Written by JoHn DoE on 17.01.2022 at 09:24

Written by metalbrat on 16.01.2022 at 17:38

But for the vocals I wouldvhave rated this 10 out of 10. Real BATM.


What is "BATM" short for?

Bay-area thrash metal I suppose

Yes. Exactly.


wow, didn't even think about that. I've never seen this abbreviation used anywhere.
Thanks!

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In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
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03.07.2022 - 19:37
Rating: 4
doez
Hallucigenia
This is a bottom 3 albums of the 80's for me
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An album rated 6 is an album I enjoyed
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03.07.2022 - 20:42
Rating: 9
Redel

Written by doez on 03.07.2022 at 19:37

This is a bottom 3 albums of the 80's for me


Dude, you really need to listen to more 80s metal, it seems.
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03.07.2022 - 21:17
Rating: 9
Jope Steele
Steelmeister
F3ynman and Doez: Bonded By Bad Ratings
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A Call for New 'Revolutionaries' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8HwtRAvalo
A Call for Parallel Institutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=]Vw3tUXdLu2Y
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03.07.2022 - 23:31
A Real Monkey

Written by Jope Steele on 03.07.2022 at 21:17

F3ynman and Doez: Bonded By Bad Ratings

Would that make you and Redel "Bonded By Bad Albums" then? Cause they're 100% right.
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04.07.2022 - 06:49
Rating: 9
Jope Steele
Steelmeister
Written by A Real Monkey on 03.07.2022 at 23:31

Written by Jope Steele on 03.07.2022 at 21:17

F3ynman and Doez: Bonded By Bad Ratings

Would that make you and Redel "Bonded By Bad Albums" then? Cause they're 100% right.


4 is bad by the site's album rating description, I'm wasn't writing how much it rates.
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A Call for New 'Revolutionaries' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8HwtRAvalo
A Call for Parallel Institutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=]Vw3tUXdLu2Y
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