DESTRUCTION - Sentence Of Death MLP (Euro cover)
Released in September 1984, Sentence of Death was the first official release from Destruction. Hailed as one of the earliest Thrash Metal records, and part of the First Wave of Black Metal, this E.P. possesses quite a legendary status. Sentence of Death is a superb opening chapter for one of thrash's eldest statesmen, and perhaps one of the best EPs ever released in all metal, instantly addictive and consuming, the sort of game changer that instantly must have had many new European bands of the 80s rethinking and reworking their own strategies. Its impact is clearly felt in a lot of German thrash and speed metal to follow, and as the band even considered themselves 'black speed metal' at the time, you can imagine it had an even wider appeal. Dark, invigorating, and proficient, it remains one of the best Destruction releases to date, surpassed only by their staggering follow-up Infernal Overkill.
Mastered by Patrick W. Engel at TEMPLE OF DISHARMONY in February 2017. Original 1984 sound!
Ltd. 350 x black vinyl, 425gsm heavy cardboard cover, lyric sheet, printed inner sleeve, poster, A5 photo