OPPRESSOR
Technical Death Metal • United States

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
OPPRESSOR picture
Oppressor was a Chicago based death metal band that was formed in May 1991 by Tim King and Adam Zadel. A month later the band was completed with the addition of Tom Schofield and Jim Stopper. They were heavily influenced by bands like Morbid Angel, Death, Gorguts and Suffocation but also Cynic and some new age jazz music. After having recorded two demo tapes they signed a deal with Red Light Records in 1993, a label which eventually went bankrupt and leading up to a new deal with Olympic Recordings. Their second album "Agony" became the real breakthrough for the band and resulted in an opening slot on Cannibal Corpse's American tour. Three of the band members formed a side project called Soil with Broken Hope guitarist Shaun Glass in 1997. By 1999 Soil had become a successful full-time band and this meant the end for Oppressor.

Thanks to UMUR, Nightfly for the updates

OPPRESSOR MP3, Free Download/Stream

No OPPRESSOR MP3s available for streaming.

OPPRESSOR Online Videos

See all OPPRESSOR videos

Buy OPPRESSOR music

Amazon (logo)
Solstice Of OppressorSolstice Of Oppressor
Crash Music 2011
Audio CD$15.99
The Solstice Of Agony And CorrosionThe Solstice Of Agony And Corrosion
Mortal Music 2009
Audio CD$2.20
$2.44 (used)
Elements of CorrosionElements of Corrosion
Slip Disc 1998
Audio CD$34.99
$1.64 (used)
AgonyAgony
Olympic 2001
Audio CD$23.97
European Oppressor LiveEuropean Oppressor Live
Circumstancial 1995
Audio CD$25.99
$2.99 (used)
The Solstice Of Agony And Corrosion by Oppressor (2009-11-03)The Solstice Of Agony And Corrosion by Oppressor (2009-11-03)
Mortal Music
Audio CD$33.00
Elements of Corrosion by OppressorElements of Corrosion by Oppressor
Serious Ent.
Audio CD$212.96
Agony by Oppressor (1996-10-22)Agony by Oppressor (1996-10-22)
Overture Records
Audio CD$152.96
The Solstice Of Agony And.. by Oppressor (2009-11-03)The Solstice Of Agony And.. by Oppressor (2009-11-03)
Mortal Music
Audio CD$58.93
Solstice Of Oppression by Oppressor (2002-04-09)Solstice Of Oppression by Oppressor (2002-04-09)
Caroline
Audio CD$100.98
Showing 10 items only | Cache expiring in 63h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Leo Simpson - Black Oppressor / Version 7 Leo Simpson - Black Oppressor / Version 7" USD $3.81 Buy It Now 22h
LEO SIMPSON - BLACK OPPRESSOR - 1974 7 LEO SIMPSON - BLACK OPPRESSOR - 1974 7" HORSE EX - BUY MORE COMBINE POSTAGE USD $6.36 Buy It Now 23h
Leo Simpson-Black Oppressor / Version 7 Leo Simpson-Black Oppressor / Version 7" USD $7.63 Buy It Now 1 day
The Solstice of Agony and Corrosion [PA] * by Oppressor (CD, Mar-2010, MVD... The Solstice of Agony and Corrosion [PA] * by Oppressor (CD, Mar-2010, MVD... USD $4.99 Buy It Now 2 days
clair music 12 clair music 12" : RUDOLPH FRANCIS & RANKING BLAKE-mr oppressor (hear) USD $17.15 Buy It Now 2 days
Yellow Wood Son of the Oppressor CD ***NEW*** Yellow Wood Son of the Oppressor CD ***NEW*** USD $15.88 Buy It Now 4 days
WHORRID Time Heals Nothing death metal CD Cianide Gutted Oppressor Deicide NEW WHORRID Time Heals Nothing death metal CD Cianide Gutted Oppressor Deicide NEW USD $9.00 Buy It Now 4 days
NEW Oppressor Solstice Of Oppression Technical Death Metal Music Rare OOP Soil NEW Oppressor Solstice Of Oppression Technical Death Metal Music Rare OOP Soil USD $30.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Leo Simpson - Black Oppressor/Version -  Horse HOSS-49A/B - 1974 Leo Simpson - Black Oppressor/Version - Horse HOSS-49A/B - 1974 USD $3.81 (0 bids)
6 days
OPPRESSOR - OPPRESSOR - "EUROPEAN OPPRESSION LIVE / AS BLOOD FLOWS" (RARE '95 MEGALITHIC) USD $19.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Oppressor - Solstice Of Agony & Corrosion [CD New] Oppressor - Solstice Of Agony & Corrosion [CD New] USD $5.50 Buy It Now 9 days
ZATH Sh*t Pig / Unborn Oppressor 7 ZATH Sh*t Pig / Unborn Oppressor 7" EP members of CAVE go avant prog thrash NEW USD $5.98 Buy It Now 9 days
Zath - Sh*t Pig b/w Unborn Oppressor 7 Zath - Sh*t Pig b/w Unborn Oppressor 7" new metal thrash Captcha Records USD $5.99 Buy It Now 9 days
OPPRESSOR Solstice Of Oppression CD OPPRESSOR Solstice Of Oppression CD USD $4.42 Buy It Now 12 days
zone records 7 zone records 7" : LEO SIMPSON-black oppressor (hear) USD $11.43 Buy It Now 14 days
Megalithic Records Compilation CD Oppressor Introspectre Katella Ton Drogheda Megalithic Records Compilation CD Oppressor Introspectre Katella Ton Drogheda USD $39.99 Buy It Now 15 days
Visceral Productions Compilation #1 CD Dying Fetus Oppressor Impetus Embalmer Visceral Productions Compilation #1 CD Dying Fetus Oppressor Impetus Embalmer USD $16.66 Buy It Now 15 days
Oppressor - The Solstice of Agony and Corrosion [PA]  (CD, Mar-2010, MVD Audio Oppressor - The Solstice of Agony and Corrosion [PA] (CD, Mar-2010, MVD Audio USD $3.99 Buy It Now 15 days
Oppressor - Agony US orig' MIA cassette 1996 Oppressor - Agony US orig' MIA cassette 1996 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 16 days
Oppressor 3 Technical Death Metal CD Mortician Cannibal Corpse Six Feet Under Oppressor 3 Technical Death Metal CD Mortician Cannibal Corpse Six Feet Under USD $44.00 Buy It Now 16 days
@ CD V.A. - VISIONAIRIES OF THE MACABRE VOL.1 / ACHERON AVULSION OPPRESSOR @ CD V.A. - VISIONAIRIES OF THE MACABRE VOL.1 / ACHERON AVULSION OPPRESSOR USD $7.99 Buy It Now 16 days
SOULLESS Agony's Lament death metal CD Gutted Morta Skuld Oppressor Broken NEW SOULLESS Agony's Lament death metal CD Gutted Morta Skuld Oppressor Broken NEW USD $9.99 Buy It Now 17 days
BOUND BY THE GRAVE Methods of Disposal death metal Banished Oppressor Gorefest ! BOUND BY THE GRAVE Methods of Disposal death metal Banished Oppressor Gorefest ! USD $8.99 Buy It Now 17 days
The Solstice Of Agony And.. Oppressor Audio CD The Solstice Of Agony And.. Oppressor Audio CD USD $10.23 Buy It Now 21 days
Oppressor European Oppression Live / As Blood Flows Sealed  Immolation Death Oppressor European Oppression Live / As Blood Flows Sealed Immolation Death USD $30.00 Buy It Now 21 days
VIOGRESSION Passage Death Metal Oppressor Broken Hope Rare Corpse Press Sealed! VIOGRESSION Passage Death Metal Oppressor Broken Hope Rare Corpse Press Sealed! USD $35.99 Buy It Now 22 days
The Solstice of Agony and Corrosion [PA] * by Oppressor (CD, Mar-2010, MVD... The Solstice of Agony and Corrosion [PA] * by Oppressor (CD, Mar-2010, MVD... USD $3.36 Buy It Now 23 days
Oppressor - Agony Cd Death Metal Oppressor - Agony Cd Death Metal USD $10.00 Buy It Now 25 days
Oppressor - Solstice Of Oppression vinyl lp broken hope gorguts monstrosity Oppressor - Solstice Of Oppression vinyl lp broken hope gorguts monstrosity USD $40.00 Buy It Now 25 days
Solstice Of Agony & Corrosion - Oppressor (CD Used Very Good) Solstice Of Agony & Corrosion - Oppressor (CD Used Very Good) USD $4.16 Buy It Now 25 days
Oppressor - Agony - Oppressor CD VWVG Oppressor - Agony - Oppressor CD VWVG USD $23.98 Buy It Now 25 days
OPPRESSOR: THE SOLSTICE OF AGONY AND CORROSION [USED CD] OPPRESSOR: THE SOLSTICE OF AGONY AND CORROSION [USED CD] USD $3.88 Buy It Now 25 days
Oppressor [Region 1]: The Solstice of Agony and Corrosion - DVD - New - Free Shi Oppressor [Region 1]: The Solstice of Agony and Corrosion - DVD - New - Free Shi USD $9.10 Buy It Now 26 days
Soil LOT Scars & Redefine broken hope oppressor drowning pool staind pantera Soil LOT Scars & Redefine broken hope oppressor drowning pool staind pantera USD $5.49 Buy It Now 27 days
OPPRESSOR - EUROPEAN OPPRESSION LIVE AS BLOOD FLOWS CD SPEED THRASH METAL 1995 OPPRESSOR - EUROPEAN OPPRESSION LIVE AS BLOOD FLOWS CD SPEED THRASH METAL 1995 USD $7.50 Buy It Now 28 days
Oppressor - Agony - Death Metal CD Oppressor - Agony - Death Metal CD USD $12.00 Buy It Now 28 days
SICKENING GORE DESTRUCTIVE REALITY 1993 MASSACRE REC. MORBID ANGEL OPPRESSOR SICKENING GORE DESTRUCTIVE REALITY 1993 MASSACRE REC. MORBID ANGEL OPPRESSOR USD $39.99 Buy It Now 28 days
Oppressor Elements of Corrosion CD Oppressor Elements of Corrosion CD USD $6.30 Buy It Now 29 days
Oppressor European Oppressor Live CD Oppressor European Oppressor Live CD USD $10.00 Buy It Now 29 days
Oppressor: The Solstice of Agony and Corrosion New DVD Oppressor: The Solstice of Agony and Corrosion New DVD USD $5.49 Buy It Now 29 days
Oppressor - Elements of Corrosion (2000) CD QUALITY CHECKED & FAST FREE P&P Oppressor - Elements of Corrosion (2000) CD QUALITY CHECKED & FAST FREE P&P USD $16.51 Buy It Now 29 days
Showing all 41 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

More places to buy metal & OPPRESSOR music

OPPRESSOR Discography

OPPRESSOR albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 3.45 | 2 ratings
Solstice of Oppression
Technical Death Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 2 ratings
Agony
Technical Death Metal 1996
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Elements of Corrosion
Technical Death Metal 1998

OPPRESSOR EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oppressor
Technical Death Metal 1996

OPPRESSOR live albums

OPPRESSOR demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
World Abomination
Technical Death Metal 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
As Blood Flows
Technical Death Metal 1993

OPPRESSOR re-issues & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Oppression Live: As Blood Flows
Technical Death Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Solstice of Agony and Corrosion
Technical Death Metal 2009

OPPRESSOR singles (0)

OPPRESSOR movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

OPPRESSOR Reviews

OPPRESSOR Solstice of Oppression

Album · 1994 · Technical Death Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"Solstice of Oppression" is the debut full-length studio album by US death metal act Oppressor. The album was released through Red Light Records in April 1994. "Solstice of Oppression" has subsequently seen a couple of reissues through different labels. Oppressor was formed in 1990 and released three full-length studio albums in the years between 1994 and 1998. Several of the members are now active in the alternative metal act Soil.

The music on "Solstice of Oppression" is technical death metal. The vocals are deep and unintelligible growls which provide the music with a brutal edge. The riffing is fast and technical, the drumming varied and adventurous, and the songwriting relatively interesting. The monotone and somewhat passionless growls are a minor issue to my ears, but other than that the music on the album is pretty powerful and effective. There are semi-progressive leanings in the music in addition to the technical playing, which especially manifest in the occasional clean guitar parts.

While the music is both well played, decently composed, and relatively well produced, I still feel there´s a lack of memorable moments and few tracks stand out. I suspect it´s primarily because of the monotone growling vocals, but my attention also starts to wander a couple of times during the 9 tracks, 41:42 minutes long album, which is probably due to the general quality of the songwriting. Repeated listens help though and overall "Solstice of Oppression" is still a quality death metal release deserving a 3.5 star (70%) rating.

OPPRESSOR Elements of Corrosion

Album · 1998 · Technical Death Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
Elements of Corrosion is the 3rd full-length studio album by American death metal act Oppressor. The album was released in August 1998 by Olympic Recordings. As it is, Elements of Corrosion turned out to be the last album released by the band. Several of the members would go on the form the alternative metal act Soil.

The music on the album is technical death metal with the occassional progressive touch. The latter element is very seldom though and this is first and foremost a brutal yet technically well played death metal album with loads of tempo changes and a generally adventurous approach to writing music. Pre-Obscura (1998) Gorguts is still what comes to mind as the primary influence, but also a band like Suffocation comes to mind. Oppressor are an exceptionally well played act and the 9 tracks on the 32:08 minute long album are packed with tight precision playing. The production is good but nothing out of the ordinary.

Elements of Corrosion is a great technical death metal album by Oppressor and I´m sure I would have loved it, had I listened to it when it was released. much water has run under the bridge since 1998 though ( and a lot of great technical death metal releases) and while there are many great ideas on Elements of Corrosion, I still find it lacking that extra something that could have put it among the elite technical death metal releases of the nineties. It´s probably an aquired taste though but I find a 3.5 star rating warranted.

OPPRESSOR Agony

Album · 1996 · Technical Death Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
Agony is the 2nd full-length studio album by US, Chicago based death metal act Oppressor. The album was released in October 1996 by Olympic Recordings in the US and by Die Hard Music in Europe.

The music on Agony is death metal with a technical edge. I´ve often seen Oppressor compared to bands such as Pestilence, Atheist and Cynic but the music on Agony rather reminds me of the technical yet brutal death metal style on the first two albums by Gorguts. The quality level is also about the same as on the mentioned albums by Gorguts. Which is high allthough I´m not exactly blown away. I really enjoy the vocals by Tim King. Deep growling and very brutal. The band was formed back in 1990 and there´s a distinct old school US death metal sound to the music on this album that´s greatly enjoyable IMO. The technical playing makes the album a bit more than your regular old schood US death metal album though.

The production is powerful and brutal with the growling vocals high in the mix. I´m not a fan of the rather weak bass drum sound, but that might be an aquired taste.

Agony is a pretty great death metal album and it does what good death metal albums should do. It´s brutal yet the songs are memorable and there are several hooks throughout the album´s playing time that helps keep my attention on the music. I wouldn´t call it out and out excellent but a big 3.5 star rating is certainly deserved.

OPPRESSOR Movies Reviews

No OPPRESSOR movie reviews posted yet.

OPPRESSOR Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Traditional heavy metal
RAINBOW
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
SLAYER
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Satanoscillatemymetallicsonatas Alternative Metal
SOUNDGARDEN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Cunthammer Grindcore
LARGE MARGE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Large Marge Grindcore
LARGE MARGE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Chapter 7 Deathcore
ABOVE THIS
Buy this album from MMA partners
American Nightmare Power Metal
AITTALA
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online