Running Wild - Gates To Purgatory

8.1 | 136 votes |
Release date: 26 December 1984
Style: Heavy metal, Speed metal


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01. Victim Of States Power
02. Black Demon
03. Preacher
04. Soldiers Of Hell
05. Diabolical Force
06. Adrian S.O.S.
07. Genghis Khan
08. Prisoner Of Our Time
09. Walpurgis Night [1988 CD bonus]
10. Satan

Rock 'N' Rolf - guitars, vocals
Gerald "Preacher" Warnecke - guitars
Wolfgang Hagemann - drums
Stephan Boriss - bass

Additional info
Recorded at Caet Studio, Berlin, June 1984 by Horst Müller.
Produced by Running Wild.
Cover art by Running Wild.
Cover photos by D. Magnussen.

1991 Japanese edition of Gates To Purgatory coupled with Branded And Exiled and the two extra EP tracks.

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29.04.2013 - 20:01
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One of the best heavy metal album I've listened in months. Pounding drums, crushing guitar riffs, double vocals and almost anything necessary to call a metal album "excellent".
19.01.2015 - 23:17
Rating: 10
Amazing album. It's the most chillest heavy metal I have ever listened to.
06.06.2016 - 16:06
Rating: 8
A great debut and definitely not a typical Running Wild album. No other RW album sounds close to this and maybe it's a good thing, because it makes this album stand out as the only true old school speed metal album from their discography. These faster tracks "Victim Of States Power", "Soldiers Of Hell", "Diabolical Force", "Adrian S.O.S." are the obvious highlights here with "Prisoner Of Our Time" of course. As not the biggest fan of this production, there must a remaster out there somewhere available...
The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
03.04.2017 - 20:51
Very surprised how much I enjoyed this album. Easily one of my all time favourites now.

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