DESTRUCTION

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Destruction is a German thrash metal band formed in Lörrach, Germany in 1982. They originally started under the name Knight of Demon. They soon changed their name to Destruction and released two demos. They are also known as one of the three big names of Teutonic thrash metal; the others are Kreator and Sodom.

They recorded their first demo in 1984 entitled Bestial Invasion of Hell, and released their debut studio album Infernal Overkill in 1985. The original line-up consisted of vocalist/bassist Marcel Schmier, drummer Tommy Sandman, and guitarist Mike Sifringer.

Schmier left the band before the release of 1990's Cracked Brain, replaced by André Grieder. At this point Mike Sifringer was the only original member in the band. Grieder left and was replaced by Thomas Rosenmerkel. Rosenmerkel stayed on for two EP's during the 90's and the band's infamous The Least Successful Human Cannonball, which the band no
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DESTRUCTION Infernal Overkill album cover 3.42 | 8 ratings
Infernal Overkill
Thrash Metal 1985
DESTRUCTION Eternal Devastation album cover 3.90 | 10 ratings
Eternal Devastation
Thrash Metal 1986
DESTRUCTION Release From Agony album cover 3.00 | 7 ratings
Release From Agony
Thrash Metal 1987
DESTRUCTION Cracked Brain album cover 2.94 | 8 ratings
Cracked Brain
Thrash Metal 1990
DESTRUCTION The Least Successful Human Cannonball album cover 2.50 | 3 ratings
The Least Successful Human Cannonball
Groove Metal 1998
DESTRUCTION All Hell Breaks Loose album cover 3.25 | 4 ratings
All Hell Breaks Loose
Thrash Metal 2000
DESTRUCTION The Antichrist album cover 3.56 | 9 ratings
The Antichrist
Thrash Metal 2001
DESTRUCTION Metal Discharge album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Metal Discharge
Thrash Metal 2003
DESTRUCTION Inventor of Evil album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Inventor of Evil
Thrash Metal 2005
DESTRUCTION D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.
Thrash Metal 2008
DESTRUCTION Day of Reckoning album cover 4.06 | 7 ratings
Day of Reckoning
Thrash Metal 2011
DESTRUCTION Spiritual Genocide album cover 3.70 | 6 ratings
Spiritual Genocide
Thrash Metal 2012
DESTRUCTION Under Attack album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Under Attack
Thrash Metal 2016
DESTRUCTION Thrash Anthems II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thrash Anthems II
Thrash Metal 2017
DESTRUCTION Born To Perish album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Born To Perish
Thrash Metal 2019

DESTRUCTION EPs & splits

DESTRUCTION Sentence of Death album cover 4.08 | 6 ratings
Sentence of Death
Thrash Metal 1984
DESTRUCTION Mad Butcher album cover 3.58 | 6 ratings
Mad Butcher
Thrash Metal 1987
DESTRUCTION Destruction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Destruction
Groove Metal 1994
DESTRUCTION Them Not Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Them Not Me
Groove Metal 1995
DESTRUCTION Nuclear Blast Festivals 2000 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nuclear Blast Festivals 2000
Thrash Metal 2001
DESTRUCTION Destruction / Tankard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Destruction / Tankard
Thrash Metal 2014
DESTRUCTION The Devil Strikes Again / Second to None album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Devil Strikes Again / Second to None
Thrash Metal 2016

DESTRUCTION live albums

DESTRUCTION Live Without Sense album cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
Live Without Sense
Thrash Metal 1989
DESTRUCTION Alive Devastation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alive Devastation
Thrash Metal 2003
DESTRUCTION The Curse of the Antichrist: Live in Agony album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Curse of the Antichrist: Live in Agony
Thrash Metal 2009

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DESTRUCTION Bestial Invasion of Hell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bestial Invasion of Hell
Thrash Metal 1984
DESTRUCTION Cracked Brain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cracked Brain
Thrash Metal 1990
DESTRUCTION The Butcher Strikes Back album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Butcher Strikes Back
Thrash Metal 1999
DESTRUCTION Death Angel / Exodus/ Destruction / Dew-Scented album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Death Angel / Exodus/ Destruction / Dew-Scented
Thrash Metal 2004
DESTRUCTION The Big Teutonic 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Big Teutonic 4
Thrash Metal 2012
DESTRUCTION The Big Teutonic 4 - Part II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Big Teutonic 4 - Part II
Thrash Metal 2015

DESTRUCTION re-issues & compilations

DESTRUCTION Mad Butcher / Eternal Devastation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mad Butcher / Eternal Devastation
Thrash Metal 1987
DESTRUCTION Sentence of Death / Infernal Overkill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sentence of Death / Infernal Overkill
Thrash Metal 1988
DESTRUCTION Best of Destruction album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Best of Destruction
Thrash Metal 1990
DESTRUCTION Super Best Destruction Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Super Best Destruction Collection
Thrash Metal 1990
DESTRUCTION Thrash Anthems album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Thrash Anthems
Thrash Metal 2007
DESTRUCTION All Hell Breaks Loose + The Antichrist album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Hell Breaks Loose + The Antichrist
Thrash Metal 2007

DESTRUCTION singles (4)

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Whiplash
Thrash Metal 2001
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The Price
Thrash Metal 2010
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Born to Perish
Thrash Metal 2019
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Betrayal
Thrash Metal 2019

DESTRUCTION movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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Live Discharge: 20 Years of Total Destruction
Thrash Metal 2004
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A Savage Symphony - The History Of Annihilation
Thrash Metal 2010

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DESTRUCTION Infernal Overkill

Album · 1985 · Thrash Metal
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In Canada, we used to have a label called Banzai which was responsible for bringing in so many metal bands to my local record store shelf. They also stamped many an album with their “Speed Metal” logo, which looked like a black wheel of axes. Voivod I can clearly remember was marked with those rotating axe chops and so was Destruction’s “Infernal Overkill”.

Of course, I had to have the album, though I recall at the time not being duly impressed as I had with some other albums. The band played fast but was less heavy and more high-toned and speedy. And though they had some good riffs, there were none that stood out for me. When I sold off all my old metal cassettes around 1991, I did not miss this one.

More recently, I was checking out old school thrash albums and discovered this one showing up on a few lists of top old school thrash albums. I decided that it might just be worth it to bring this one home on CD.

I don’t know about the band’s history though I know that this was their first lp and that they had previously released an ep. The follow up album to this, “Eternal Devastation” (a theme here?), is also fairly well regarded. Judging from the sound of the band, I’d say they early on covered Venom tunes but decided to play even faster, likely inspired by the thrash metal movement. Vocalist Schmier doesn’t sound like Cronos but at times there are similarities which I can hear in “The Ritual” and when he sings “mayhem” in another song. Actually, there are two lines in “The Ritual” that I always felt were lifted from a Venom song, though since I only have one Venom album right now, I can’t confirm what song I think it is. There might be some Quorthon influences in the vocals as well.

Venom influences aside, this album is speedy and musically a good example of what thrash metal was trying to do at the time. However, the lyrics sound like they were written by young men who were simply trying to capture in lyric that kind of b-grade Satanic movie subject matter. If Venom could pull it off, then maybe these young German blokes could do the same. Lyrics like “Holy Satan”, and “Jesus Chris is gone” and songs that depict stereotypical images of Satan worship just sound like they were written for young teen-aged boys who think this sounds cool.

I give the band kudos for speed and dark lyrics, but the high-toned guitars and near lack of really heavy riffs makes this less memorable except for the cover art. Not a bad album but not a terrific one either. Good enough if you like early German thrash or speed metal.

DESTRUCTION Sentence of Death

EP · 1984 · Thrash Metal
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"Sentence of Death" is an EP release by German thrash metal act Destruction. The EP was released through Steamhammer Records in November 1984. Destruction were formed as Knight of Demon in 1982, but soon changed their name to the current monicker. They released the "Bestial Invasion of Hell" demo in early 1984, but "Sentence of Death" is their first official label release.

While Destruction would go on to earn great success in the 80s as one of the three teutonic thrash metal leaders from Germany along with Sodom and Kreator, the quality of the material and just about everything about this release don´t exactly reveal why that is. The 6 tracks on the 19:33 minutes long EP are all raw, noisy and savage heavy metal with occasional thrashy leanings. Not completely unlike the most raw output by Venom. Three tracks from the "Bestial Invasion of Hell" demo have been re-recorded and included here in "Mad Butcher", "Total Desaster", and "Satan's Vengeance".

The playing is untight and sloppy, probably as a consequence of the band members young age and limited playing skills, and the time they had to record the EP. The sound production is noisy, raw and amaturish. Pretty much a mess to listen to. It´s a bit hard to judge "Sentence of Death" in retrospective, because the world of metal looked very different back when this EP was released, and it was probably one of the most raw pieces of metal released at the time. It´s also often hailed as a great influence on the black metal genre and I can understand why that is. As an individual entity it´s a bit hard on the ears though and influential or not a 2.5 star (50%) rating is warranted.

DESTRUCTION Sentence of Death

EP · 1984 · Thrash Metal
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Vim Fuego
In the 1980s, three bands stood out supreme above all others in the German thrash scene: the precise audio violence of Kreator, the sheer Motörhead-on-steroids bludgeon of Sodom, and the over-the-top insanity of Destruction.

While the careers of Kreator and Sodom continued from strength to strength into the 1990s and beyond, Destruction got a bit left behind. ‘Sentence Of Death’ demonstrates why.

First off, the studio was mightily unkind to Schmier and the gang. Live, the band was probably as heavy as you like, but the production job on ‘Sentence Of Death’ sounds like the band are playing at one end of a football pitch, while the sound engineer was doing shuttle runs with the microphone at the other. Yes, even the basics like evening out the volume are wrong. After straining to hear one song, you’re blasted out of the room by the volume of the next.

The most important thing in any metal band is the guitar. The riffing is suitably sharp, and the solos manic. Unfortunately being a three piece, you either get one or the other. It seems that even the most basic of studio tricks, like multi-tracking the guitar so that the rhythm continues during solos, are only used intermittently. Schmier’s bass is quite twangy, so it doesn’t fill much of the gap. While it could be argued it gives an almost live representation of the band, in hindsight decades after the recording, it is simply distracting.

The drumming is a tad simplistic, and playing fills often means dropping the beat. There’s little more than a high speed four-on-the-floor beat, but it suits the overall feel of the band pretty well.

Schmier’s vocals are totally insane, and his grasp of English is tenuous at best. At times, he drowns out everything else with his hoarse shout. His German accent slurs a lot of the lyrics, to great comic effect. When he’s not shouting, Schmier loves emitting enormous banshee screams, sometimes for no good reason. However, songs like “Total Desaster” and “Mad Butcher” still remain all time classics.

Despite the sound problems, Destruction fucking shred! There is no doubting the band’s enthusiasm or intensity, and they knew how to write metal songs. It is possible to hear the embryonic roots of many a death metal band’s sound here. At times, the bleak production and frantic playing hint toward the wild sounds of proto-black metal like early Bathory.

On paper, it might look like Destruction have been overrated by thrash fans looking back too fondly with rose tinted glasses, but it’s more a case of the end product being far greater than the sum of the parts. Sure, there are severe problems with the sound, but metal isn’t always about everything being perfectly clean and exactly executed. In this case, it’s about energy, enthusiasm, and having a good old thrash.

DESTRUCTION Spiritual Genocide

Album · 2012 · Thrash Metal
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Kev Rowland
It’s amazing to think that these guys are still at it, some thirty years since they started and aren’t showing any signs of slowing down yet. Destruction released their first demo back in ’84 with their debut album the following years and both Mike (guitars) and Schmier (bass/vocals) have been there from the beginning, although they were joined by Vaaver in 2010. This is powerful Teutonic Thrash in the vein of Kreator at al and a damn fine romp it is too. They have set out their stall and welcomed those who want an album to get rid of the dandruff and get a neck ache into the bargain. There is nothing dramatically new, and to be honest there isn’t anything here that makes the listener stand up and pay close attention, but it is incredibly tight and is exactly what one would expect from the band.

Is it going to gain them new hordes of followers? Probably not, but if you want metal that is honest and out there then you can’t go wrong with this. I have never seen these guys in concert, but I can imagine that the audience is a sweaty nasty mosh pit if this is anything to go by. Put it on and play it loud, it is definitely the only way to listen to it. www.nuclearblast.de

DESTRUCTION Day of Reckoning

Album · 2011 · Thrash Metal
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Metal is my fuel...

Genre: thrash f*ckin' metal

There's The Big Four and there's The Teutonic Three, and Destruction is one of the Teutonic Three (Sodom and Kreator being the two others). And just like German cars and German ham, German thrash metal is something you just cannot live without once you've tried it.

The music on this album is aggressive, technical but still simple enough that most people will be able to follow it, and full of energetic and classic riffs galore. It's simply good old German thrash: awesome! It certainly goes right to my old school heart.

The limited edition version also contains a really good cover version of Dio's "Stand Up and Shout".

There really isn't a lot to say about this album other than "If you, like me' are a fan of old school thrash metal, go and buy it"!

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