Sodom - Better Off Dead

8.2 | 228 votes |
Release date: 1990
Style: Teutonic thrash metal


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01. An Eye For An Eye
02. Shellfire Defense
03. The Saw Is The Law
04. Turn Your Head Around [Tank cover]
05. Capture The Flag
06. Cold Sweat [Thin Lizzy cover]
07. Bloodtrails
08. Never Healing Wound
09. Better Off Dead
10. Resurrection
11. Tarred And Feathered
12. Stalinorgel
13. The Saw Is The Law [splatting version] [bonus]
14. The Kids Wanna Rock [bonus]
15. Stalinhagel [live] [bonus]

Tom "Angelripper" Such - vocals, bass
Michael Hoffmann - guitars
Chris "Witchhunter" Dudek - drums

Additional info
Re-released in 2010 as a double-LP with bonus tracks.

Staff review by
How do you succeed an almost perfect thrash metal album like Agent Orange? Do you try and create something similar that the fans expect and will be pleased with? Or do you just add a lot more variety, risking the accusation of "selling out"? Sodom went for option #2 with Better Off Dead and, although they did not reign supreme, they fared quite well.

published 11.09.2017 | Comments (4)

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27.04.2019 - 01:02
Rating: 7
Wow, no comments here.
This is a decent album. Somewhat outstanding for its diversity in the context of the band's disco--c.f. the excellent review by nikarg.
Songs standing out: title track, An eye for an eye, Shellfire defense, and of course the ingenious Capture the flag.
Should reconsider if this is rather an 8.

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