Sodom - Agent Orange


8.8 | 562 votes |
Release date: 1989
Style: Teutonic thrash metal

Owners:

800 have it
80 want it


Disc I
01. Agent Orange
02. Tired And Red
03. Incest
04. Remember The Fallen
05. Magic Dragon
06. Exhibition Bout
07. Ausgebombt
08. Baptism Of Fire
09. Don't Walk Away [Tank cover]

Disc II [bonus]
01. Incest [live] [Taken from the "Ausgebombt" Single]
02. Agent Orange [live] [Taken from "Marooned"]
03. Tired And Red [live] [Taken from "Marooned"]
04. Remember The Fallen [live] [Taken from "One Night In Bankok"]
05. Ausgebombt [Taken from "One Night In Bankok"]
06. Ausgebombt [German version] [Taken from the "Ausgebombt Single"]

Top 20 albums of 1989: 6
Top 200 albums of all time: 114

Additional info
Produced, engineered and mixed by Harris Johns.
Recorded at Musiclab Studios, West Berlin, March/April 1989.
Mixed at Horus Sound Studios, Hannover, April 1989.

Cover Artwork by Andreas Marschall.
Live-Photos by Manfred Eisenblätter.

* Re-released on 26th of February 2010 with bonus CD.

Guest review by
Hermann Langke
Rating:
9.5
If you have read the Bible then you would have surely come across Sodom and Gommorah, two cities which were famous or rather infamous for the wickedness of it's inhabitants. If you have not read the Bible but still you are a Metalhead then you must have surely heard of the Biblical Sodom's Thrash Metal counterpart - Sodom, which is as much notorious for it's music and Agent Orange was the high-point in this band's resume and it is the most successful Thrash album ever released by any German band and has, till date, sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.

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published 15.07.2010 | Comments (32)

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10.02.2010 - 09:13
Rating: 10
VelinSky
This is perfect
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05.04.2010 - 21:04
Rating: 10
Don Martin
le fu-
Blackfire rules! Best Sodom album, definitely.
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What a tackastrophe!
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05.04.2010 - 23:10
soadbyob
Account deleted
Agreed, best work yet
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06.04.2010 - 01:45
Rating: 8
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Hmm...I find this album slightly overrated! (puts flame suit on) I prefer Better Off Dead myself, and some of the later albums, like Code Red. The title track, Tired And Red, and Exhibition Bout though, are absloute classic thrash songs though, and among Sodom's best! Frank Blackfire was just what the band needed at that point. This album, and Persecution Mania were far superior to what came before them! xD
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09.06.2011 - 17:01
Beastofmetal456
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Best thrash album I heard in a while. Vocals slightly weak though...
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11.12.2011 - 02:39
Rating: 8
JÄY
Metal slave
Pretty good but not as great as I was expecting. My leaast favorite aspect is the constant changes in speed......JUST STAY FAST.
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11.12.2011 - 02:41
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by JÄY on 11.12.2011 at 02:39
My leaast favorite aspect is the constant changes in speed...

It gives you time to bob your head for a minute before wrecking your neck again.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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11.12.2011 - 02:47
Rating: 8
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.12.2011 at 02:41

Written by JÄY on 11.12.2011 at 02:39
My leaast favorite aspect is the constant changes in speed...

It gives you time to bob your head for a minute before wrecking your neck again.

I actually do like some of that... but it was too much fer mee!
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24.07.2012 - 06:35
Lit.
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I agree the vocals are a tad weak. That live vid of Agent Orange on youtube. Man I wish it sounded like that.
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16.08.2012 - 23:09
Rating: 8
Oaken
Hipster
Written by Guest on 24.07.2012 at 06:35

I agree the vocals are a tad weak. That live vid of Agent Orange on youtube. Man I wish it sounded like [I]that.[\i]

I feel they're kind of uninspired. Like they lack the thrashing energy that would make you headbang like crazy.
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In that case, man is only air as well.
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25.11.2012 - 18:39
megadeath13
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Its in fact Persecution mania 2, but more mature and with a clearer production.With Extreme agression the best thrash metal album of 1989.
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16.02.2013 - 22:15
Maco
Handbanana
This album makes war seem like a great adventure, which is not so
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I'm derp.
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26.02.2013 - 18:09
Illog1cal
Account deleted
Written by Guest on 28.11.2012 at 18:45

Overrated but even very good
agent orange(song) sounds a little bit like death squad from sacred reich


A little bit? Its exactly the same riff, the intro to that song is a slightly modified version of 'In My Darkest Hour' (Megadeth). They imitated many other riffs from other bands too.
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03.11.2013 - 06:18
Lião
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Probably my favorite thrash metal album...
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18.03.2014 - 04:54
Rating: 10
Sepulnation
By far, one of the best thrash metal album I've heard...
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fuck shit up!
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22.03.2014 - 02:13
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
I've stopped listening to a lot of old school thrash but some albums like this and mostly Slayer's back catalog still get some attention. Too good to forget about.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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04.06.2015 - 12:12
Rating: 2
Dr. Strawberry
One of the most overrated albums in the metal history.
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15.06.2015 - 05:28
Rating: 9
indexqwest
A great thrash album!
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26.03.2017 - 21:08
Rating: 9
bblitz
Operation Ranch Hand is one of the worst war crimes
in the history of military operations.Spraying people and their crops with
poison,the thing only Americans or British could come up to!
Anyway,great album by thrash masters.
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01.04.2017 - 00:04
Rating: 9
anathema_1977
What a classic! Best Teutonic thrash I am aware of. The Tank cover falls a bit out of range here. Exhibition Bout probably dispensable, Incest maybe too. Other than that, masterpiece (in particular the title track). Somewhere aoround 9.0 for me.
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