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.

9 comments:

ben said...

years ago, when all the record stores were getting rid of vinyl and doing only tapes and cds, i got both the executioner records for a dollar each. wish i had those two dollars back. the only thing is to see seth putnam before AC.

Dave G said...

You wish you had your $2 back lol. Come on man, look how metal this record is, and feel the nostalgia man. It's worth $2 for that alone.

I feel like a kid again whenever I hold one of these silly metal records in my hand.

winston95 said...

Man - THANK YOU! I've been looking for this for ages. AxCx just bailed on a Richmond show so this will fill the void somewhat......

Anonymous said...

Honestly it sucks..... from day one Dave!!!!! That's the kind of shit only NRR could release! Damn label haha!

Dave G said...

You're welcome Winton95. I had no idea the dude from AC was in this band. I never even read the names on the record lol.

I agree anonymous that this isn't the best record ever. Like I said NRR released a lot of second rate records. You know what label released even worse records than NRR...Enigma Records.

Erich said...

cool, seth's band before he a.c. I remember being totally disappointed when he sent me this, but who knows, with my current state of infinite regression, I might like it today, haha. downloading NOW.

Dave G said...

I know what you mean Erich. I find myself much more forgiving in my current state of metal Nostalgia.

Back in the day I never would have liked this record, but today I sort of hear and appreciate these old metal records on a different level, even if the music isn't the greatest. I'm not sure if anyone can relate to what I'm trying to express lol.

7/12/2010 12:07 PM

Erich said...

well, it's .... charming. hahaha

Pär Arvidsson said...

I remember buying this one from Heavy Sonud in Stockholm. Paid it with my summer vecation job money 87.