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Release date: 1988
Style: Technical thrash metal

Rating:

8.6 | 168 votes

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26 want it


01. Intro
02. Absorbed
03. Masked Jackal
04. Arc-Lite
05. Skeleton On Your Shoulder
06. Sudden Fall
07. Shadow Of A Lost Dream
08. The New Breed
09. Voyage To Eternity
10. Purple Haze [Jimi Hendrix cover]

Top 20 albums of 1988: 20

Review
Lyrics (10)


Additional info
Punishment for Decadence was re-released with out the bands consent in 1993, in collaboration with Rough Trade (Germany) Records.

Guest review by
Chainer

Rating:
7.8
Switzerland's thrash triplet Coroner are underappreciated, and their 1988 release Punishment for Decadence is no exception. An album composed in the classic 80's thrash style, Punishment for Decadence has all the makings of a great album. Every element of this album screams good old thrash. T. T. Baron's blistering solos and technical acrobatics are more than memorable on each and every track, in addition to standouts like the neck snapping speed of "Arc Light." Marquis Mark's drumming is powerful and tight, laying a solid backdrop for Royce's strong, if slightly under amplified, vocals. The sophomore effort saw a move from the blood and guts of R.I.P. to more political and personal lyrical content. The transition suits the band well, Royce literally spits venom with almost tangible aggression on tracks "Masked Jackal" and "Sudden Fall." To cap it all off, an over the top cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" ends things on a high (no pun intended) note.

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published 21.10.2010 | Comments (7)

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musicalkaratekid - 28.01.2012 at 19:45  
Rating: 9 An album that showed off Tommy Vertelli's abilities as a guitarist, and most of his riffs on the album show him as a team leader of the band. Though it may have been the production's fault however, the vocals are pretty low in the mix, so that the guitar, drums and bass seem to take the lead. But nonetheless, this is a fantastic album by any means, perhaps overshadowed by its three succeeding album.
Mdevil93 - 17.04.2012 at 23:34  
Rating: 8 I think i first got into this band after i saw a video with Chuck Schuldiner wearing a shirt of this album. I listened to a few songs for a couple of weeks liking what i heard. It wasn't till later that I started to realize what an impressive out cry of thrash this band could produce. I'm glad i own this album and id love to own more if they weren't so expensive.
errorcode99 - 18.06.2012 at 03:52  
Rating: 9 This band is so over the top! I love it, love it, love it.
Lit. - 22.07.2012 at 18:30  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 28.01.2012 at 19:45

An album that showed off Tommy Vertelli's abilities as a guitarist, and most of his riffs on the album show him as a team leader of the band. Though it may have been the production's fault however, the vocals are pretty low in the mix, so that the guitar, drums and bass seem to take the lead. But nonetheless, this is a fantastic album by any means, perhaps overshadowed by its three succeeding album.

I like the low mixed vocals. It reminds me a lot of what Emperor did with their first album: Adds a nice grim effect to it.

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