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Release date: 3 September 2010
Style: Bay Area thrash metal

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7.9 | 203 votes

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23 want it


01. Relentless Revolution
02. Claws In So Deep
03. Truce
04. Into The Arms Of Righteous Anger
05. River Of Rapture
06. Absence Of Light
07. This Hate
08. Death Of The Meek
09. Opponents At Sides
10. I Chose The Sky
11. Volcanic
12. Where They Lay

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Additional info
Release dates:

Europe: September 3
USA: September 14

Guest review by
K†ulu

Rating:
8.0
If someone were to ask me for a modern thrash metal album that would be right up pretty much everyone's alley, my number one would be Relentless Retribution released by thrashers of the classic era Death Angel somewhere at the turn of the decade.

Since their reunion in the early 2000's, Death Angel have been delivering some pretty consistent groovy modern thrash, and this album continues in the same direction without sounding stale. The guitars combine the moments of super-distorted heaviness, epic leads and double harmonies quite well while the crisp production helps channel both aspects outstandingly. In a similar fashion Mark Osegueda manifests his vocal talent in full spectrum going from a very tense pissed-off screaming to clean passionate singing.

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published 07.04.2013 | Comments (4)

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In Bone Factory - 08.07.2010 at 08:42  
Rating: 8 Cant wait.they're one of thrash champion ever.
Angelic Storm - 08.07.2010 at 12:23  
  Woo hoo! Looking forward to this one. Their 2 albums so far since their comeback have been awesome. xD
vezzy - 08.07.2010 at 15:09  
Rating: 7 Can't wait either.
Blaze - 08.07.2010 at 16:08  
  I'm excited i can't wait
Whoblehwah - 16.07.2010 at 05:18  
Rating: 8 Can't wait for this. If its anything like Killing Season and The Art of Dying it should be awesome. I am a little disappointed by their current tour line up though. They're going to be playing a show near me tomorrow, but its with 4 bands I don't like. =\ *sigh*
vezzy - 16.07.2010 at 11:18  
Rating: 7
Written by Whoblehwah on 16.07.2010 at 05:18

Can't wait for this. If its anything like Killing Season and The Art of Dying it should be awesome. I am a little disappointed by their current tour line up though. They're going to be playing a show near me tomorrow, but its with 4 bands I don't like. =\ *sigh*


I actually want it to be less like Killing Season. That album wasn't really that good.
Whoblehwah - 17.07.2010 at 04:21  
Rating: 8
Written by vezzy on 16.07.2010 at 11:18

Written by Whoblehwah on 16.07.2010 at 05:18

Can't wait for this. If its anything like Killing Season and The Art of Dying it should be awesome. I am a little disappointed by their current tour line up though. They're going to be playing a show near me tomorrow, but its with 4 bands I don't like. =\ *sigh*


I actually want it to be less like Killing Season. That album wasn't really that good.


Yeah I know what you mean, but Art of Dying was really good. Not as good as The Ultra-Violence or Act III, but it was still a solid effort. Well.... in my opinion I mean.
Whoblehwah - 08.09.2010 at 05:28  
Rating: 8 So I'm listening to the album now. Its definately better than Killing Season, thats for sure. This may be their best work since their comeback. Although I am slightly disappointed that Rob didn't do any lead vocals this time like he did on "Word To The Wise" on "The Art Of Dying".
vezzy - 08.09.2010 at 16:46  
Rating: 7
Written by Whoblehwah on 08.09.2010 at 05:28

So I'm listening to the album now. Its definately better than Killing Season, thats for sure. This may be their best work since their comeback. Although I am slightly disappointed that Rob didn't do any lead vocals this time like he did on "Word To The Wise" on "The Art Of Dying".


Personally I'm not really sure about it. I ended up giving it a 7, but it's more like 6.8. There are good thrash riffs, but also lots of pointless and boring harmonized sections or plain progressions.
BudDa - 13.09.2010 at 14:34  
Rating: 7 I don't really know what to think of this. Its ok I suppose though I thought they would release something similar to the 'thrash-funk' that they did on Killing Season coz while Relentless Retribution is thrashier, Killing Season was quite a unique sound. Here they just sound like another 101 modern thrash bands..
Novas - 16.09.2010 at 00:55  
Rating: 9
Written by Novas on 16.09.2010 at 00:43

Written by Novas on 15.09.2010 at 23:44

I think its their best since their debut. Definitely a lot heavier than anything since their debut. They seemed like they blended their old sound & their new comeback sound together into an actual plain thrash metal album, Kinda like Overkill's "Ironbound"

"Opponents At Side" is the weakest song on the album. But yea, definitely their best since their debut after hearing the whole album

"Volcanic" is a nice, short acoustic ballad with guitarist Rob Cavestany on vocals
Dangerboner - 23.09.2010 at 02:41  
Rating: 6 Cool, another disappointing album released by one of my favorite bands. This year just sucks for metal

I think I'm going to stop buying new albums prior to listening because I'm tired of wasting my money.
RavenKing - 23.09.2010 at 03:56  
 
Written by Dangerboner on 23.09.2010 at 02:41

I think I'm going to stop buying new albums prior to listening because I'm tired of wasting my money.


I started doing this years ago. Way too many metal albums suck nowadays to buy blindly.
LeChron James - 27.09.2010 at 10:39  
 
Written by Dangerboner on 23.09.2010 at 02:41

Cool, another disappointing album released by one of my favorite bands. This year just sucks for metal

I think I'm going to stop buying new albums prior to listening because I'm tired of wasting my money.

man if you've been screwed on albums by bands you like before, steal them shits from the interweb.
Death To Posers - 01.10.2010 at 03:26  
Rating: 10 Great Album!
tea[m]ster - 01.10.2010 at 03:49  
Rating: 7 I'm sorry but everything after Act III just stinks. Their last album was so bad that I won't even bother picking this one up.
Daggon - 07.10.2010 at 06:21  
Rating: 7
Written by Death To Posers on 01.10.2010 at 03:26

Great Album!


Seconded
Maybe this album isn't the greatest shit ever released, but all the songs manage to become something quite enjoyable, even if this album is not as varied as their previous release, but it has more guts in it, well, all I can say is that I like this album, just what I expected, nothing more, nothing less. Also the cover artwork is great!
K†ulu - 07.10.2010 at 10:37  
Rating: 8 I really can't get into this album. Doesn't stick in my head at all.
Metalbound7 - 21.10.2010 at 01:25  
Rating: 9 I really like this album, IMO it's like a combination between the sound of Old Death Angel and Killing Season. But absolutely better than Killing Season, i love the beautiful acoustic guitar work on "Claws in so Deep" and "Volcanic". Mark voice is awesome as always and the riffs are Heavy and Melodic at the same time, that's what makes Death Angel so different of all the other Thrash Metal bands. They aren't afraid to show a more melancholic and soft side.

I know a lot will desagree with this but IMO Act III is not that great, it sounds a lot like Anthrax. RR on the other hand is all Death Angel style.

BTW i can't believe Killing Season have a better rate than this album. This album deserves a 8.5 IMO
Metalbound7 - 21.10.2010 at 01:31  
Rating: 9
Written by Whoblehwah on 08.09.2010 at 05:28

So I'm listening to the album now. Its definately better than Killing Season, thats for sure. This may be their best work since their comeback. Although I am slightly disappointed that Rob didn't do any lead vocals this time like he did on "Word To The Wise" on "The Art Of Dying".


Rob do lead vocals on track 11 "Volcanic" and yeah he's a great singer.
tea[m]ster - 27.11.2010 at 18:38  
Rating: 7
Written by tea[m]ster on 01.10.2010 at 03:49

I'm sorry but everything after Act III just stinks. Their last album was so bad that I won't even bother picking this one up.


Ok, ok, I picked it up. This is better than the previous two yawnfests
Angelic Storm - 30.11.2010 at 10:20  
  Although it has some decent moments, this is definitely the weakest album Death Angel have put out since their reunion. I prefer both "Killing Season" and "Art Of Dying" over the latest one...
JD - 14.12.2010 at 16:18  
Rating: 8 Good album but i still prefer "Killing Season"
DirkLizzard - 04.02.2011 at 22:42  
Rating: 7 I think it's a good album on average. It is dissapointing though that 6 great numbers, the first three and the last three, are needed to balance 6 songs that are rather boring. After a great start, the album kind of fades away. A song like eg Death of the Meek is just like a flat beer, just flush it.

The good songs however save the album. Special mention for Claws In So Deep and Volcanic, which both have some great acoustic guitar parts. The first one opens with a blazing riff and has a strong chorus. It ends with a harmonic acoustic guitar part with a nice solo. The latter is an acoustic ballad, a good one imo.
Moose - 08.04.2011 at 18:22  
Rating: 8 Wow, somehow missed this album when it was released. Just got it today and was very impressed!!
Metalex - 25.10.2011 at 21:38  
Rating: 8 Kickass albulm from D.A. in my opinion
Nemo Atkins - 05.01.2013 at 10:52  
  This album never quite clicked with me. I love the first three songs (although I do think they could have got away with cutting the acoustic section of the second track or making it a track in and of itself: it doesn't really add much to the song it's attached to), but, after that, the only song I really enjoy is "Volcanic".

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