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Release date: 1987
Style: Crossover thrash metal


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01. Shark Attack
02. Blow You Away
03. S.O.P.
04. Jabberjaw
05. Barrage Of Skankers
06. United Shoebrothers
07. Part II....
08. Go Home
09. Anti
10. Napalm Shower
11. Crazy Ways People Die
12. Fretboard Gymnastics
13. Termination
14. Shark Attack [2008 re-release bonus]
15. Puke [United Shoebrothers outro] [2008 re-release bonus]

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Lyrics (13)

Additional info
Re-released as bonus on the "Biermächt" CD issue (CD Shark 009).

Track-order on 2008 re-release:
1. Termination (3:00)
2. Blow You Away (2:42)
3. S.O.P. (1:30)
4. Jabberjaw (2:06)
5. Barrage Of Skankers (2:42)
6. United Shoebrothers (1:49)
7. Part II (3:08)
8. Go Home (1:57)
9. Anti (2:21)
10. Napalm Shower (2:48)
11. Crazy Ways People Die (2:28)
12. Fretboard Gymnastics (5:42)
13. Shark Attack (3:45)
14. Puke ("United Shoebrothers" Outro) (0:54)

2010 Re-release on F.O.A.D. Records:
01. Shark Attack
02. Blow You Away
03. S.O.P.
04. Jabberjaw
05. B.O.S. (Barrage Of Skankers)
06. United Shoebrothers
07. Puke
08. Part II (Night Of Samhain)
09. Anti
10. Napalm Shower
11. Crazy Ways People Die
12. Fretboard Gymnastics
13. Termination
14. Concrete Meat
[1st Cassette/Demo 1985]
15. Shark Attack
16. Blow You Away
17. Night Of Pain
18. E!
19. Sudden Death
20. The Wehrmacht
21. Terminated Interlude
22. Termination
23. Napalm Shower
24. Judgement Day
25. Speedaholic
26. Possessed Puppy (Intro)/B.O.S. (Barrage Of Skankers)

Guest review by

In terms of speed, most people consider these albums the fastest: Slayer's Reign in Blood and Dark Angel's Darkness Descends. However, that honour belongs to Oregon "beercore" thrashers Wehrmacht and their 1987 classic Shark Attack.

The guitar work we hear here has a crunching, mad tone; its power and savage rapidity are displayed through the entire album. John Duffy and Marco Zorich make a pretty great guitar team, although quite unspoken of. The drums are just as fast through the entire album, although at times not too audible. I assure you, that is no drum machine - Brian Lehfeldt is the man behind the kit, behind the blast beats and ferocious drum licks. The bass, although nothing spectacular or innovating, serves as a solid foundation to the music. Phillip Matos, although not being the most aggressive vocalist, has a gruff voice that fits the music well, and he doesn't overdo it.

published 13.07.2010 | Comments (1)

Guest review by

Wehrmacht. When you hear this name you might think of something that has to do with World War II. But when I hear this name, I instantly think of the 80's crossover thrash band and their ideals pretty much consist of beer and speed, not the drug speed, but speed within the music.

Shark Attack might just be the fasted metal album out there. In terms of speed it beats Slayer's Reign In Blood and Dark Angel's Darkness Descends. Impossible you say? Not for Wehrmacht. The albums opens with the title track, starts off with a familiar shark theme and then busts out into full scale crossover that's so fast not even lightning can catch it. "S.O.P." is probably the albums fastest track, and if you don't know what that stands for you won't find out until you read the lyrics; and the vocals definitely keep up with the music. There is even an instrumental song for you to enjoy; "Fretboard Gymnastics", and that's exactly what goes on during that song.

published 14.09.2013 | Comments (0)

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vezzy - 04.06.2010 at 19:58  
Rating: 8 This is the fastest album I've heard.
Illog1cal - 23.02.2013 at 02:25  
  The chorus in 'United Shoebrothers' sounds exactly like the 'Rotten To The Core' (Overkill) chorus.
Illog1cal - 23.02.2013 at 02:28  
Written by vezzy on 04.06.2010 at 19:58

This is the fastest album I've heard.

Ripping Corpse is faster, but this is fast for 1987, even compared to Kreator's 'Pleasure to Kill' or Sadus's 'Illusions'.
Boxcar Willy - 14.08.2013 at 00:38  
  This is fun.

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