Release date: 14 October 2014
Style: Bay Area thrash metal

Rating:

8 | 127 votes

Owners:

106 have it
41 want it


Disc I
01. Black 13 [feat. Dan the Automator]
02. Blood In, Blood out
03. Collateral Damage
04. Salt The Wound [feat. Kirk Hammett]
05. Body Harvest
06. BTK [feat. Chuck Billy]
07. Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
08. My Last Nerve
09. Numb
10. Honor Killings
11. Food For The Worms
12. Angel Of Death [Angel Witch cover] [Limited Edition bonus]
13. Protect Not Dissect [feat. Anthony "Rat" Martin] [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [Special Edition DVD]
+ "Blood Upon The Goat" making-of footage
+ Behind-the-scenes tour footage
+ Footage from Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEVIL After Party at San Diego Comic-Con

Review


Line-up
Steve "Zetro" Souza - vocals
Lee Altus - guitars
Gary Holt - guitars
Tom Hunting - drums
Jack Gibson - bass

Guest musicians
Kirk Hammett - guitars
Chuck Billy - vocals

Staff review by
tea[m]ster

Rating:
7.9
Who exactly are the "Big 4" of thrash metal is a highly debated topic among metal music veterans for what seems now all of eternity. Everyone can agree with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer but the fourth band gets a bit tricky depending on who you ask.

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published 27.09.2014 | Comments (31)

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Darth Revan - 07.08.2014 at 22:53  
  I think the comment to make about this one is that it needs to have less droves.
FotisKanios - 09.08.2014 at 14:02  
  The artwork is made by Pär Olofsson /// Insane artsit .
RavenEffect - 13.08.2014 at 11:21  
  I have the highest expectations for this one.
Death To Posers - 23.08.2014 at 00:09  
Rating: 10 EXXODDUSSS ATTAAACKK!!! Fuck Yeah, been waiting a long time...
wildxmo - 25.08.2014 at 04:39  
  Oh man...I cannot wait.
Maco - 24.09.2014 at 19:35  
  I'm not waiting Tempo Of The Damned 2. I just hope this one is better than the previous two.
Zaphod - 28.09.2014 at 23:23  
Rating: 6 12. Angel Of Death [Angel Witch cover]
Thought it was a Slayer cover for a split-second until my eyes continued reading.
Ozman - 28.09.2014 at 23:25  
 
Written by Zaphod on 28.09.2014 at 23:23

12. Angel Of Death [Angel Witch cover]
Thought it was a Slayer cover for a split-second until my eyes continued reading.


Could also have been a Thin Lizzy cover
Zaphod - 28.09.2014 at 23:31  
Rating: 6
Written by Ozman on 28.09.2014 at 23:25

Could also have been a Thin Lizzy cover

Haha, yeah that would have been interesting. (and very likely pretty terrible)
Ozman - 28.09.2014 at 23:33  
 
Written by Zaphod on 28.09.2014 at 23:31

Written by Ozman on 28.09.2014 at 23:25

Could also have been a Thin Lizzy cover

Haha, yeah that would have been interesting. (and very likely pretty terrible)


Vader did a pretty decent cover of it.
Zaphod - 28.09.2014 at 23:42  
Rating: 6
Written by Ozman on 28.09.2014 at 23:33

Vader did a pretty decent cover of it.

Just checked it out, that was pretty cool indeed

Anyways, back on topic I guess:

Uhm...
Yeah, I don't have anything to say about this album yet. Gonna give it a spin eventually, but it's not streaming anywhere as far as I know, so I'll just wait until that (inevitably) happens.
Rulatore - 10.10.2014 at 05:00  
Rating: 6 Sounded a lot like "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A", but with Zetro on vocals. I'm disappointed
Bad English - 10.10.2014 at 22:52  
  I havnt listened exodus so much in my life but maye at this moment this is best from this band .... pure 80's sound and old school .... good album
Darth Revan - 11.10.2014 at 07:34  
  Honestly, Zetro's vocals are probably the weakest thing about the album, the dude is aging. I honestly think the album would have benefited from someone who sings at a bit of a lower register. Dukes would have worked (and I heard this album was written with his voice in mind anyway).
Silent Jay - 11.10.2014 at 17:46  
  Listened to the full thing earlier including the killer Angel Witch cover with Kevin Heybourne on vocals. I liked it. Not sure where I'll put it alongside the other post-Tempo (was a massive fan of Tempo of the Damned) albums yet, I'll decide after more listens, but at first listen it may just be their best. Zetros vocals are a bit weaker but from what I can tell seems to do the job well enough.
Lit. - 12.10.2014 at 21:05  
  Unfortunately, I gotta agree with the above posters on that Zetro sounds real tired on this album. They should've stuck with Dukes if the album was written more towards his style.

Everything else sounds real nice though, musically. Interestingly, this time a lot of the shorter songs were mostly filler, while a lot of the longer songs were actually real good, like Body Farm, Collateral Damage and BTK (Jesus fuck, the ending).
GonzaloNeoxx - 14.10.2014 at 17:06  
 
Written by Lit. on 12.10.2014 at 21:05

Unfortunately, I gotta agree with the above posters on that Zetro sounds real tired on this album. They should've stuck with Dukes if the album was written more towards his style.

Everything else sounds real nice though, musically. Interestingly, this time a lot of the shorter songs were mostly filler, while a lot of the longer songs were actually real good, like Body Farm, Collateral Damage and BTK (Jesus fuck, the ending).

He sounds better in his other band Hatriot, but is ok i think.
3 Inches of BLS - 14.10.2014 at 18:05  
Rating: 10 Kick ass album. The riffs are just sick!! I'm glad zetro is back
Sword_Chant - 18.10.2014 at 23:51  
Rating: 6 My main gripe with this album is the vocals, the riffs and solos are really good, but the singer just isn't doing it... hopefully this will grow on me more with time.
Guib - 20.10.2014 at 01:43  
Rating: 8 Well I didn't listen to every track just yet. But so far Blood In Blood Out and Salt The Wound really do have that *Tempo Of The Damned* feel, probably
because of Zetro. I won't complain since I fucking love Tempo, but yeah I'll probably buy this in the following days and give it more spins
before rating it.

Also I don't know why people complain 'bout the vocals O.o
Darth Revan - 22.10.2014 at 09:18  
 
Written by Guib on 20.10.2014 at 01:43

Well I didn't listen to every track just yet. But so far Blood In Blood Out and Salt The Wound really do have that *Tempo Of The Damned* feel, probably
because of Zetro. I won't complain since I fucking love Tempo, but yeah I'll probably buy this in the following days and give it more spins
before rating it.

Also I don't know why people complain 'bout the vocals O.o


Ya know that feeling when you wake up and your throat is really fucking dry and no matter how much you drink it doesn't get better? It sounds like Zetro recorded almost every song like that, and I'm sorry for him if he did, his throat must have hurt like hell. If you compare it to "Tempo of the Damned", which I think "Blood In, Blood Out" actually manages to improve upon in some respects, you'll see that his voice sounded a lot more clear, for lack of a better word. He's not quite nails on chalkboard, but it's noticeable, especially on "Black 13".
Guib - 26.10.2014 at 01:30  
Rating: 8
Written by Darth Revan on 22.10.2014 at 09:18

Written by Guib on 20.10.2014 at 01:43

Well I didn't listen to every track just yet. But so far Blood In Blood Out and Salt The Wound really do have that *Tempo Of The Damned* feel, probably
because of Zetro. I won't complain since I fucking love Tempo, but yeah I'll probably buy this in the following days and give it more spins
before rating it.

Also I don't know why people complain 'bout the vocals O.o


Ya know that feeling when you wake up and your throat is really fucking dry and no matter how much you drink it doesn't get better? It sounds like Zetro recorded almost every song like that, and I'm sorry for him if he did, his throat must have hurt like hell. If you compare it to "Tempo of the Damned", which I think "Blood In, Blood Out" actually manages to improve upon in some respects, you'll see that his voice sounded a lot more clear, for lack of a better word. He's not quite nails on chalkboard, but it's noticeable, especially on "Black 13".


It's different from Tempo I agree but it's far from being something for me to complain about. But that's probably because I don't mind the vocals much anyways.
errorcode99 - 20.11.2014 at 00:42  
Rating: 10 These are the elements that I wanted from Exodus so this why this is my favorite album from them:
- Zetro? Check! Bonus: Him being more agressive? (I liked Dukes) Check.
- Awesome guests? Check.
- The riffing/drumming of their last 2-3 albums? Check.
- A shorter album length? Check.
That's all I needed! Thanks Exodus!!!
SergioBv - 26.11.2014 at 21:09  
Rating: 6 I'm not a fan, but enjoyed the last albums with Robert Dukes on vocals. With Zetro... hm i don't like so much, very tiresome.
Anyway, correct Thrash Metal album.
Wingtorte - 26.11.2014 at 22:30  
  Somehow totally missed this...thank fuck the obnoxious meat head Dukes is gone. Everything they did with him was utter horseshit, so I hope Souza's return bodes well for this one. And reading some of the reviews out there so far seems its at least better than anything they released since Tempo.

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