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Death Angel - Act III



8.2 | 325 votes |
Release date: 1990
Style: Bay Area thrash metal

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393 have it
21 want it


01. Seemingly Endless Time
02. Stop
03. Veil Of Deception
04. The Organisation
05. Discontinued
06. A Room With A View
07. Stagnant
08. EX-TC
09. Disturbing The Peace
10. Falling Asleep

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Comments: 26   Visited by: 466 users
21.12.2009 - 17:12
Rating: 8
Panterica

Excellent album, why there's no review? It surely deserves one.
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08.02.2010 - 20:58
Reza
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A Room With A View is a nice song.
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09.02.2010 - 18:00
JohnDoe
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Excellent album, one of the best thrash albums, for me at least.
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01.01.2012 - 06:39
Rating: 10
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
I have very strong feelings for this album...it is Death Angel's finest work. One of my all-time favorites
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13.04.2012 - 17:23
Rating: 8
Panterica

One of the things that I love about this album that it covers a lot of ground in comparison to other thrash metal bands. It's not restricted to the genres expectations and tiresome-cliches, therefore sounding fresh and somewhat innovative.
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21.01.2014 - 18:54
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid

Nice album. It shows the maturity and progression of the band's sound from their first two albums but also does the job just right. The acoustic-led 'Veil of deception' and 'A room with a view' are really well written, and 'Seemingly endless time' is an awesome opener.
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14.06.2014 - 21:19
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry

This is not Bay Area Thrash metal, this's Progressive Thrash metal !
I overlooked this album at my very young age, I think it takes some listening experience to appreciate it.
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25.12.2014 - 20:31
Toxik

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 14.06.2014 at 21:19

This is not Bay Area Thrash metal, this's Progressive Thrash metal !
I overlooked this album at my very young age, I think it takes some listening experience to appreciate it.

I tough the same the first time i listen to it (Veil of Deception)
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04.07.2016 - 20:39
Rating: 9
Jope of Steele

GREAT metal, not gonna say it's thrash like many people do, maybe it's 50% thrash 50% something else. I'm sure this is how "Frolic" was supposed to sound like, but something went wrong there.
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26.09.2016 - 08:37
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry

Written by Jope of Steele on 04.07.2016 at 20:39

GREAT metal, not gonna say it's thrash like many people do, maybe it's 50% thrash 50% something else. I'm sure this is how "Frolic" was supposed to sound like, but something went wrong there.

Yes, it's a mix of many things..., cross over thrash (anthrax, but better than anthrax), progressive riffs, a little bit of punk elements, etc. I didn't like it many years ago but fucking love it now. Their Best album by far !
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26.09.2016 - 16:43
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Written by Dr. Strawberry on 14.06.2014 at 21:19

This is not Bay Area Thrash metal, this's Progressive Thrash metal !


It doesn't look progressive thrash record from anywhere. A very different material DA came upon and delivered fantastically bringing lot of things on table. Funk, Anthrax's-line of vocals, RHCP's bass slaps and complexion of a record been worshiping to 90's era.

To this day, i love this CD as it gives you every possible element of joy to be found in 90's thrash scene.
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27.09.2016 - 06:10
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 26.09.2016 at 16:43

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 14.06.2014 at 21:19

This is not Bay Area Thrash metal, this's Progressive Thrash metal !


It doesn't look progressive thrash record from anywhere. A very different material DA came upon and delivered fantastically bringing lot of things on table. Funk, Anthrax's-line of vocals, RHCP's bass slaps and complexion of a record been worshiping to 90's era.

To this day, i love this CD as it gives you every possible element of joy to be found in 90's thrash scene.

True, it's everything. However, I've no choice but to name it a progressive thrash metal album unless you've a better suggestion.
(The progressive riffs in here are shorter than usual progressive metal albums and I can hear a lot of influence from DT's style...)
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14.01.2017 - 21:49
Rating: 10
Metalex

This album is a true underated masterpiece thrash and groovy as fuck!
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26.11.2017 - 03:02
Rating: 7
TeachNThrash

I'm going to go against popular opinion on this one and say that I preferred Frolic.
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05.05.2020 - 23:44
Rating: 7
Redel

Written by TeachNThrash on 26.11.2017 at 03:02

I'm going to go against popular opinion on this one and say that I preferred Frolic.


I'm going to go against popular opinion on this one and say that I preferred their debut (by far).
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06.05.2020 - 13:31
Rating: 9
Jope of Steele

Written by Redel on 05.05.2020 at 23:44

Written by TeachNThrash on 26.11.2017 at 03:02

I'm going to go against popular opinion on this one and say that I preferred Frolic.


I'm going to go against popular opinion on this one and say that I preferred their debut (by far).


How d'you mean? The popular(est) opinion is that the debut is their best
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06.05.2020 - 17:33
Rating: 7
Redel

Written by Jope of Steele on 06.05.2020 at 13:31

How d'you mean? The popular(est) opinion is that the debut is their best


How do you know that? The average rating doesnt necessarily tell you.
When I saw people discussing Death Angel discography on MS I most often read that people like Act III most.
That is what I was referring to. It is of course not an objective observation.
That said, dont take my words too literally in this case.
I wanted to say it in TeachnThrash's words and express which one is my favourite of their albums, that's all.
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06.05.2020 - 17:46
Rating: 9
Jope of Steele

Written by Redel on 06.05.2020 at 17:33

I wanted to say it in TeachnThrash's words and express which one is my favourite of their albums, that's all.


Right, then:

I'm going to not go against popular opinion on this one and say that I preferred Act III, but also preferred The Ultra-Violence and The Art of Dying to Frolic.
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06.05.2020 - 17:52
Rating: 7
Redel

Written by Jope of Steele on 06.05.2020 at 17:46

I'm going to not go against popular opinion on this one and say that I preferred Act III, but also preferred The Ultra-Violence and The Art of Dying to Frolic.


Alright.
And which is your favourite then?
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06.05.2020 - 18:23
Rating: 9
Jope of Steele

Written by Redel on 06.05.2020 at 17:52

And which is your favourite then?


It's hard to say when all of them sound kind of different musically, it's not clear comparison of just 100% thrash albums.
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03.04.2021 - 16:38
Rating: 7
blackwreath13

This is practically an Alternative Metal album, A Room with a View could be off an Alice in Chains EP. It's a good album just not the one I was hoping for.
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03.04.2021 - 18:38
Rating: 9
JoHn DoE

Written by blackwreath13 on 03.04.2021 at 16:38

This is practically an Alternative Metal album, A Room with a View could be off an Alice in Chains EP. It's a good album just not the one I was hoping for.


Alternative metal? I disagree or better said I don't see how...
A Room with a View does not sound like AIC. Also AIC was a small band in 1990, an opening act. I don't see how AIC could be an influence on Death Angel.
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03.04.2021 - 21:51
Rating: 10
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Nice bump guys...
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04.04.2021 - 13:19
Rating: 7
blackwreath13

Written by JoHn DoE on 03.04.2021 at 18:38

Written by blackwreath13 on 03.04.2021 at 16:38

This is practically an Alternative Metal album, A Room with a View could be off an Alice in Chains EP. It's a good album just not the one I was hoping for.


Alternative metal? I disagree or better said I don't see how...
A Room with a View does not sound like AIC. Also AIC was a small band in 1990, an opening act. I don't see how AIC could be an influence on Death Angel.

Oh I wasn't accusing them of ripping them off, they couldn't possibly have. It just makes me think of stuff off Jar of Flies etc. while some of the bass lines remind me of funkier bands like FNM or RatM and certain riffs of Soundgarden, not stuff I expect from a Bay Area Thrash band (at least not pre-Nevermind), but idk maybe it's just me.
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04.04.2021 - 14:35
Rating: 9
JoHn DoE

Written by blackwreath13 on 04.04.2021 at 13:19

Written by JoHn DoE on 03.04.2021 at 18:38

Written by blackwreath13 on 03.04.2021 at 16:38

This is practically an Alternative Metal album, A Room with a View could be off an Alice in Chains EP. It's a good album just not the one I was hoping for.


Alternative metal? I disagree or better said I don't see how...
A Room with a View does not sound like AIC. Also AIC was a small band in 1990, an opening act. I don't see how AIC could be an influence on Death Angel.

Oh I wasn't accusing them of ripping them off, they couldn't possibly have. It just makes me think of stuff off Jar of Flies etc. while some of the bass lines remind me of funkier bands like FNM or RatM and certain riffs of Soundgarden, not stuff I expect from a Bay Area Thrash band (at least not pre-Nevermind), but idk maybe it's just me.


Faith No More I can agree, RATM didn't exist in 1990, Soundgarden were beginners, just like AIC. I can think of Mordred, even Suicidal Tendencies.

Act III is one of my favorite albums, I think it was quite unique when it came out.
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04.04.2021 - 14:53
Rating: 7
blackwreath13

Written by JoHn DoE on 04.04.2021 at 14:35

Written by blackwreath13 on 04.04.2021 at 13:19

Written by JoHn DoE on 03.04.2021 at 18:38

Written by blackwreath13 on 03.04.2021 at 16:38

This is practically an Alternative Metal album, A Room with a View could be off an Alice in Chains EP. It's a good album just not the one I was hoping for.


Alternative metal? I disagree or better said I don't see how...
A Room with a View does not sound like AIC. Also AIC was a small band in 1990, an opening act. I don't see how AIC could be an influence on Death Angel.

Oh I wasn't accusing them of ripping them off, they couldn't possibly have. It just makes me think of stuff off Jar of Flies etc. while some of the bass lines remind me of funkier bands like FNM or RatM and certain riffs of Soundgarden, not stuff I expect from a Bay Area Thrash band (at least not pre-Nevermind), but idk maybe it's just me.


Faith No More I can agree, RATM didn't exist in 1990, Soundgarden were beginners, just like AIC. I can think of Mordred, even Suicidal Tendencies.

Act III is one of my favorite albums, I think it was quite unique when it came out.

Indeed, "ahead of its time" is perhaps how I should have put it.
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