Annihilator - Set The World On Fire

8.1 | 274 votes |
Release date: 24 August 1993
Style: Heavy metal


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01. Set The World On Fire
02. No Zone
03. Bats In The Belfry
04. Snake In The Grass
05. Phoenix Rising
06. Knight Jumps Queen
07. Sounds Good To Me
08. The Edge
09. Don't Bother Me
10. Brain Dance
11. Hell Bent For Leather [Judas Priest cover] [Japanese bonus]

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19.04.2011 - 20:40
I love this album to bits.
It's true, it's not extreme balls to the wall metal (many people often say they lost a large portion of their fanbase through this rather soft approach) but then again I'll listen to Suffocation for that. The ballads are cheesy at times but still work due to Jeff's unique guitar playing and Aaron's vocals IMO were the best Annihilator ever had to offer.

The vast majority of songs such as 'Knight Jumps Queen' are among the catchiest tunes I've ever heard in music and if the album's direction was any bit heavier it just wouldn't work.

It may not be perfect, but it's still a very solid album.
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31.05.2011 - 18:14
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I listened to this album yesterday; i haven't listened to it for a really long time. I enjoyed it a lot, the guitar work is great.
07.06.2011 - 12:53
Rating: 7
This album is for Annihilator what Black album was for Metallica - the same controlled-mainstream-decay of once-thrashing-jugernaut. The chronology would suggest that they may be inspired by Metallica's at the time two years old "successful breakthrough". Disappointment for me.
Edit: I have just noticed that the year 1993 is for Annihilator already marked as Heavy metal - that is mindful recognition MS.
13.02.2012 - 20:50
Rating: 7
What a disappointing album ! After the awesome Never, Neverland, this one is a joke (I hope). It's still listenable but it sounds like an insult when you compare it to the 2 albums before.
19.09.2013 - 19:07
Underrated album. A little bit melodic but still great
Best songs: knight jumps queen, sounds good to me and braindance
29.05.2014 - 22:26
Rating: 9
Written by Jokerslayer777 on 19.09.2013 at 19:07

Underrated album. A little bit melodic but still great
Best songs: knight jumps queen, sounds good to me and braindance

You are right, you really are.

However, Aaron's vocals are possibly Annihilator's worst.

He single-handedly brings the album right down. ...and yet he's not a "terrible vocalist', he just can't "sing" this material.

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19.01.2017 - 00:45
Rating: 3
Wish i hadnt listened to it...

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