"Behind the realms of madness"
Label: Children of the Revolution
Time: 25 min.
Lyrical themes: anarchism , pacifism
Style: Punk Metal
SACRILEGE were a female-fronted punk metal band from the Midlands region of England. Despite having played relatively few gigs during their existence, SACRILEGE are today recognised as an important band; both as an influence on later heavy metal and doom metal bands, and as an example of the blending of hardcore punk, radical politics, and "crossover" sound that occurred during the 80s, making SACRILEGE one of the prototypical crust punk bands of the time. They started in 1984 and finished their musical career in 1990 after 4 long albums recorded and some tracks in diffrent compilations. Meanwhile their demo tape and debut mini album "Behind the realms..." can be considered as punk metal works, their last albums were totally doom metal with anarchist thematic lyrics. I think we can considered SACRILEGE as the first "crossover" band. Their musical sources could be: Discharge, Amebix and the first old school thrash metal bands.