Sacrifice - Total Steel

by Dying Victims Productions

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Special edition on halloween orange vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and woven patch.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sacrifice - Total Steel via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around December 17, 2021

      €17.99 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sacrifice - Total Steel via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around December 17, 2021

      €15.99 EUR or more 

     

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Clumsy Life 05:22
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Total Steel 05:40
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Crucifixion 01:15
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Ins & Outs 05:02
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Cold Storm 07:15

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RELICS FROM THE CRYPT, the sub-label of DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS dedicated to keeping the past alive, is proud to present a vinyl LP reissue of the cult second album of Japan’s SACRIFICE, Total Steel. Licensed from Carnal Beast.

From their humble beginnings in 1985 on to their super-cult debut album, 1987’s Crest of Black, Japan’s SACRIFICE have stood for uncompromising, world-eating, thrashy METAL. Let’s reiterate: thrashy heavy metal rather than pure thrash metal. Thick and viscous is their thrust, with straightforward songwriting and exceptionally mean delivery. However, it was with 1990’s Total Steel where they’d perfect that signature style.

Much like Japanese punk takes bog-standard tropes and upends them in unique ways, so, too, did SACRIFICE do such with crossover on Total Steel. Aptly titled in its dedication to rivetheaded ignorance-is-bliss, Total Steel is a nine-song/46-monster which mainlines then-contemporaneous Cro-Mags, Venom, Razor, Carnivore, the UK’s Sacrilege, Nasty Savage, The Exploited, and even early Celtic Frost into something that sounds like all those simultaneously and nothing like ‘em at all. Credit is due to the band’s bullheaded approach to riffing: hammer/hammer/hammer, hypnotically so, stripping everything down to its barbaric basics and then build ‘em up to towering heights. Literally, you DROWN in their crush here, as nearly every vocal-led track tops five minutes, allowing for maximal immersion. Likewise, SACRIFICE’s execution is creepy and sleazy in equal measure, spitting forth attitude even when the linguistic translations go astray. But, the closing couplet of “Don’t Wanna Be Back in Black Days” and “Cold Storm” perhaps perfectly underline their particular headspace.

Amazingly, Total Steel sounds as refreshing today as time-locked as it sounded in 1990. Fans of Power Trip and Iron Age on to maniacs for metalpunk and those who hunt for Combat Core, bow before SACRIFICE!

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releases December 17, 2021

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Dying Victims Productions Essen, Germany

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is a German underground heavy metal label that unleashes all sorts of metal. DVP is always on the lookout for newcomers as well as established acts.

Releases true metal on all formats - Vinyl, CD, Cassette, Merchandise.

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