Monday, 14 April 2014


"speak english or die"
Year:  1985
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  Roadrunner
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  20
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore        Parody

S.O.D. (Stormtroopers Of Death), formed in New York in 1985 as a parody of Ronald Reagan politics and other social issues from mid 80s. They are commonly credited as being among the first bands to fuse hardcore punk with thrash metal into a new sound dubbed crossover thrash. They have also been the victim of controversy due to their utterly politically-incorrect lyrics. However, Dan Lilker has stated that “The lyrics were never intended to be serious, just to piss people off. "Stormtroopers Of Death" includes the famous Billy Milano (M.O.D.) on vocals, Scott Ian on guitar and Charlie Benante on drums (both of Anthrax). Also, bassist Dan Lilker has been in many other extreme metal bands, including Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, Exit-13 and early Anthrax among others. S.O.D. don’t always write songs to anger, but often pen lyrics to amuse. For instance, in response to their (misconstrued) earlier lyrics, S.O.D. wrote the politically-correct (and Agnostic Front-esque) We All Bleed Red: a track that condemns racists and racism. Also, S.O.D.  include healthy doses of humor for the metal fan, poking fun at Slayer (Seasoning the Obese), Celtic Frost (Celtic Frosted Flakes), and King Diamond/Mercyful Fate (King at the King/Evil Is In). Fury, pogo and parody.
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"Bigger than the devil"
Year:  1999
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  Nuclear Blast
Format:  LP , CD
Tracks:  25
Time:  28 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore        Thrash Metal

The cover to "Biggerthan the devil" is obviously a tribute to the classic "Number of the beast" by great heavy-metal band: Iron Maiden. S.O.D. was, is and probably will be a band which mix basically thrash-metal and hardcore with huge doses of sense of humor, parody and comedy. If you liked their debut album from 1985, maybe this one is not so good, but is still a very good discharge of energy. To dance pogo, to listen to "crossover" and to smile a lot, these three elements could be the definition of this band.
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