Sacred Reich - The American Way


8.6 | 139 votes |
Release date: 1990
Style: Speed metal, Thrash metal

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01. Love ... Hate
02. The American Way
03. The Way It Is
04. Crimes Against Humanity
05. State Of Emergency
06. Who's To Blame
07. I Don't Know
08. 31 Flavors

Top 20 albums of 1990: 18

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Opium
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8.4
Sacred Reich's fourth offering (and second full-length), The American Way was yet another step forward in a more socially conscious direction, with lyrics emphasising the importance of such issues as pollution, apartheid and (supposedly) music-influenced suicide. In a way, Phil Rind has made the lyrics more understandable for the listener here, yet remaining coarse and hateful as he ever was with his voice.

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published 08.12.2007 | Comments (4)

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20.11.2012 - 19:00
megadeath13
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A very nice thrash album. Even if the album could be a little bit more complex, i like so many songs on it.
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25.11.2012 - 17:33
Illog1cal
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"Oh my god its Jonny, hanging by his neck. All those metal albums have led him to his death."
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09.02.2015 - 19:11
!J.O.O.E.!
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Doesn't sound like speed thrash to me. Sounds like ploddy, mid-paced thrash. Didn't like it any way. It's stuck in 3rd gear all the way and seems to lack any decent hooks. Didn't think too much of the vocals either. '31 Flavors' was the best part of this by a mile. Could happily listen to a whole album of that.
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10.02.2015 - 00:24
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by deadone on 10.02.2015 at 00:18

I love it but it's not certainly speed thrash though their first one was. American Way is essentially early groove metal. Later albums were even more groove orientated.

31 Flavours is a bit of fun indeed.

I'm guessing the first album is where the "speed" part lies. Might have a look at that at some point down the line.
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10.02.2015 - 01:13
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by deadone on 10.02.2015 at 00:32

I found the first album slightly derivative.


I enjoyed it immensely but it was TOTAL Slayer worship. Phil Rind will even agree to that nowadays. Did an interview with him where he said as much.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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10.02.2015 - 01:28
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by deadone on 10.02.2015 at 01:26

From some other interviews I actually get the impression that Phil never really liked Ignorance.



I talked to him at length after the interview and he still likes it a lot but as something you'd record when you're young and impressionable.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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10.02.2015 - 01:34
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by deadone on 10.02.2015 at 01:32



I once got a chance to interview Dave McLain from Machine Head (and who was also in Sacred Reich).



Saw Sacred Reich at Hellfest 2009 ( I think) when Machine Head also played. And right after Machine Head's gig Dave ran over from the main stage to the tent stage where SR were playing to drum on Indepence.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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25.02.2017 - 15:20
Rating: 7
Leprocy_
Boring
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