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Release date: 17 April 1989
Style: Thrash metal

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01. Crystal Ann
02. Alison Hell
03. W.T.Y.D.
04. Wicked Mystic
05. Burns Like A Buzzsaw Blade
06. Word Salad
07. Schizos (Are Never Alone) Parts I & II
08. Ligeia
09. Human Insecticide

Top 20 albums of 1989: 15

Review
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Guest review by
Ernis

Rating:
8.5
Since this review concerns a fast and energetic album, we'll get to the point as fast as possible. An ingenious acoustic guitar overture leads to an even better track with complex and spellbinding opening part, with clever lyrics and fine vocals. It's "Crystal Ann", the introduction to the song "Alison Hell", by far the most well-known work of the Canadian thrash group Annihilator. Yes, and this text here is about "Alice In Hell", their first album and also the one that many consider the best of their career.

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published 20.11.2008 | Comments (7)

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musicalkaratekid - 26.08.2011 at 02:06  
Rating: 9 Fabulous album, the bass is very audible, jeff waters is one hell of a guitarist, and the dsrums keep up well with everything else. Vocals aren't THAT good, which is why its a 9 from me and not any higher. But he still gives as good as he gets\m/
Boxcar Willy - 30.11.2011 at 05:27  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 26.08.2011 at 02:06

Fabulous album, the bass is very audible, jeff waters is one hell of a guitarist, and the dsrums keep up well with everything else. Vocals aren't THAT good, which is why its a 9 from me and not any higher. But he still gives as good as he gets\m/

a 9 is quite high.
musicalkaratekid - 30.11.2011 at 20:19  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 30.11.2011 at 05:27

Written by musicalkaratekid on 26.08.2011 at 02:06

Fabulous album, the bass is very audible, jeff waters is one hell of a guitarist, and the dsrums keep up well with everything else. Vocals aren't THAT good, which is why its a 9 from me and not any higher. But he still gives as good as he gets\m/

a 9 is quite high.

Yes, quite high, but regarding this as my favourite annihilator album, i feel that 'alice in hell' is deserving of at least a 9.
Poirot - 15.02.2012 at 17:19  
Rating: 8 I listened to it after Never, Neverland, so I was very disappointed by the vocals. I first gave it a 7 because of the voice. After multiple listens, vocals are not that annoying, but still not that good ... Except for the vocals, the guitar, bass and drum work is absolutely awesome ! So I give it a 8, clearly a classic thrash metal album.
Korah - 04.03.2012 at 22:11  
  Amazing album! Look at the cover, there is Dave Mustaine in Pyjama
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.09.2012 at 22:16  
 
Written by Lustful Maid on 12.09.2012 at 22:10

Then = Good, Now = Nothing's Special


it's still better than what any of the new thrash bands release. So now = still great,
R'Vannith - 13.09.2012 at 11:56  
Rating: 9 This is brilliant thrash whether you compare it with others or not.
Angelic Storm - 13.09.2012 at 12:00  
Rating: 9 I agree with Marcel that none of the "new wave" of thrash bands have recorded anything as great as this album. I'm still waiting for one of the new breed of thrashers to blow me away with something like "Peace Sells", "Ride The Lightning", "Bonded By Blood", or indeed, this album. I have a feeling I'll be waiting a long time though!
Metropolis_Dream - 12.04.2013 at 14:23  
  Amazing album. Brilliant technical thrash metal is played here. Each song is great but my favourites are probably "Ligeia", "Wicked Mystic" and of course "Alison Hell" (that riff).
Jokerslayer777 - 19.09.2013 at 19:05  
  CLASSIC
Best songs: crystall ann, alison hell, W.T.Y.D and word salad
God Buster 鬼 - 24.02.2015 at 07:02  
  Randy Rampage was fired by Jeff Waters ?

Punk Globe -Tell us about Annihilator?
Randy: FOR ME ANNIHILATOR WAS A FUCKIN BLAST!! IT WAS LIKE THIS METAL BAND THAT WAS REALLY HOT AT THE TIME BUT DIDN"T HAVE A FRONT MAN . SO THEIR MANAGER {A LOCAL MUSIC &PORN PROMOTER} WHO D.O.A. HAD PLAYED FOR MANY TIMES RECRUITED ME. I HAD NEVER REALLY DONE ANY SERIOUS VOCAL WORK BEFORE SO WHEN GARY ASKED ME IF I KNEW OF ANY HEAVY METAL SINGERS WHO WERE LOOKING FOR A GIG, I OPENED MY MOUTH AND SAID I WAS THE GUY AND THEN WE WERE IN A RECORDING STUDIO. NEXT THING I WAS IN FIASCO BROTHERS RECORDING. ANNIHALTOR WAS A GOOD RUN ESPECIALLY IN EUROPE. I GOT FIRED FOR BEATING UP THE GUITAR PLAYER SONGWRITER.

Who is the guitar player songwriter ? Jeff Waters or Dave Davis ?
deadone - 24.02.2015 at 07:26  
Rating: 8 Jeff Waters is the main man in the Annihilator.

According to the inlay card for the reissued Alice In Hell/Never Neverland combined release, Randy decided to quit the band to focus on a well paying job in the port.

No idea what the thruth is.
Marcel Hubregtse - 24.02.2015 at 13:11  
 
Written by deadone on 24.02.2015 at 07:26

Jeff Waters is the main man in the Annihilator.

According to the inlay card for the reissued Alice In Hell/Never Neverland combined release, Randy decided to quit the band to focus on a well paying job in the port.

No idea what the thruth is.



Randy was fired for the reason Randy said in that interview. At the time when Randy was fired Jeff Waters even gave that exact same reason in interviews and in a press statement.
deadone - 25.02.2015 at 23:48  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.02.2015 at 13:11



Randy was fired for the reason Randy said in that interview. At the time when Randy was fired Jeff Waters even gave that exact same reason in interviews and in a press statement.



Someone at Roadrunner either didn't do their research or wanted to make it sound less confrontational.

Or maybe Deadone was confusing Randy with the Coburn Pharr. singer from Never Neverland. I'll re-read inlay tonight.
RavenEffect - 26.02.2015 at 02:46  
Rating: 8 Acording to Jeff, the guys from Megadeth were singing the tunes of this Album when they were on their way to record Rust in Peace. It's a funny little fact

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