Saturday, July 10, 2010
Executioner - Break The Silence -- New Renaissance Records 1987
Stopped by a local video store today that has recently begun selling vinyl...Vinyl in the front and porno in the back hahahaha. Anyway, this shop is owned by an old school punk rock drummer who has played with a few famous 80's Jersey punk bands who shall remain nameless, because I don't want to give away my new vinyl spot. Anyway, I found a few metal records there today including this Lp from Executioner who I had never heard before.
I sort of knew what to expect from this record just because it is on the New Renaissance label who always seemed to release decent quality records by bands who were not yet prime time players in the Thrash scene back in the day. This is the bands sophomore release and it packs enough good riffs to keep me listening. Overall I think this sounds like a record by a band who were one release away from getting something good out there, unfortunately or fortunately depending on your outlook a 3rd album never happened.
P.S. Every time I look at the back cover to this record I can't help but think Slayer. Pull out your copy of Show No Mercy and Hell Awaits and you'll see what I mean.
Posted by Dave G at 9:30 AM