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Sanctuary - Refuge Denied



8.5 | 199 votes |
Release date: 1987
Style: US power metal

Owners:

236 have it
24 want it


01. Battle Angels
02. Termination Force
03. Die For My Sins
04. Soldiers Of Steel
05. Sanctuary
06. White Rabbit [Jefferson Airplane cover]
07. Ascension To Destiny
08. The Third War
09. Veil Of Disguise

Top 20 albums of 1987: 15

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27.01.2012 - 16:29
!J.O.O.E.!
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The Third War is a such a ch00n.
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27.01.2012 - 16:38
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Decent album but nothing compared to INto The Mirror Black.
And Mustaine's production dosn't do this one any justice either.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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27.01.2012 - 16:39
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 27.01.2012 at 16:38

Decent album but nothing compared to INto The Mirror Black.
And Mustaine's production dosn't do this one any justice either.

I think the production works fine, even if the album itself doesn't stand up to the sophomore
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27.01.2012 - 16:40
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 27.01.2012 at 16:39

I think the production works fine, even if the album itself doesn't stand up to the sophomore


I find it to be way too thin. Live the songs sounded so much better at the time with a fuller sound.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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27.01.2012 - 17:21
Rating: 10
R'Vannith
ghedengi
I prefer this one over Into The Mirror Black, but only just. The 'White Rabbit' cover does it for me every time, probably my favourite cover ever.
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30.01.2012 - 18:16
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid

Really can't wait to see these guys at bloodstock. Impressive album.
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24.02.2012 - 21:55
!J.O.O.E.!
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Still one of the best riffs ever.

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14.11.2012 - 20:30
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Guest on 24.02.2012 at 21:55

Still one of the best riffs ever.

Video

Dafaq? Din't know Dane ever sang like that
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15.11.2012 - 19:35
Frank Turms
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A very impressive album !
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08.08.2013 - 14:41
Rating: 9
Druss

Really, really superb album. I always kinda struggled to get into Dane's stuff with Nevermore, but here he sounds absolutely perfect.
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08.08.2013 - 17:53
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Druss on 08.08.2013 at 14:41

Really, really superb album. I always kinda struggled to get into Dane's stuff with Nevermore, but here he sounds absolutely perfect.

Yeah, but Dane doesn't even sound like himself here....his style, which was much more solidified on the next Sanctuary record, is an acquired taste, for sure.
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08.08.2013 - 19:54
Rating: 10
R'Vannith
ghedengi
I don't anticipate the new one sounding anything like this, it was a one time affair and has a quintessential US power sound that'll be hard to recapture.
Dane does a superb job here, who else could nearly outdo Grace Slick?!
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12.08.2015 - 04:35
Maco
Pvt Funderground
It's Rob Halford!
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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12.05.2019 - 17:04
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Decent metal album what every metalhead must have , decent represant of USPM genre, maybe one of best.
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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20.07.2020 - 04:40
Necrodamus

Die For My Sins is a killer track
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20.07.2020 - 19:52
Rating: 9
Jope Steele
Steelmeister
Killer album with pretty much everything being killer about it; the riffs are amazing and while I don't always see Warrell as top-notch vocalist, here he definitely is. "Die For My Sins" is indeed a killer track and a favourite here, but I cannot downplay the songwriting of other songs too much; they're great and someway remind me of early Iced Earth but not as heavy on riffs.

Doesn't quite feel like 10/10 album though, and the cause is most likely in the songs being not the most memorable.
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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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21.07.2020 - 01:49
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Yeah this album is awesome shit.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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21.07.2020 - 02:53
Rating: 8
Metal Rambo

I agree, this is one beast of an album... but suffers from bad production. Also, the Warrel Dane's insane high-pitched screams are at times way too over the top for my taste.
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You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
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12.12.2020 - 23:14
Rating: 10
sgtrobo

Listened to this for the first time in probably 20-25 years, and I remember why it was my obsession back in high school when it was first released.
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22.11.2021 - 17:48
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
I don't usually like most cover songs, but I really enjoy the cover of "White Rabbit", one of the best songs ever written in the style of U.S. power metal
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03.02.2022 - 21:48
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Finally listened to this album, it's obviously not as good as their follow-up Into Mirror Black, but it's still absolutely bloody brilliant! The riffs are amazing, and flow relentlessly throughout the entire album, and along with Warrel Danes vocal performance, this album is a joy to listen to
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